Our project explores the relationship between Greece and its diaspora in the current context of economic crisis and beyond. It investigates how the Greek diaspora can affect Greece's political and economic transformation and explores ways for the Greek state, economy and society to interact with its diaspora. This project is purposely designed to reach a wide audience beyond academia.

Project goals

Become the preeminent forum for debate between the wider diaspora scholarship and scholarship dedicated to the Greek diaspora;

Relate Greece and its diaspora to countries which can serve as benchmarks in the way they conduct diaspora-homeland interactions, including Israel, Ireland and Poland and conduct in-depth comparative studies;

Be a port of call for anyone interested in contemporary aspects of the Greek diaspora, in terms of its library and archival resources, activities, institutional affiliations, policy relevant research;

Analyse the new trends characterizing the current Greek diaspora in conjunction to the historical context, socio-economic change, varieties of cultural affinities and so on;

Assess the developmental impact of the diaspora on the Greek economy and identify policies that can maximize its contribution;

Provide valuable insights by serving as the nexus between research and policy;

Inform Greek public debate and Greek policy makers on the Greek diaspora, its evolution and the policy implications of actual and potential interactions between the diaspora and Greece;

Secure funding and research opportunities for a young generation of scholars dedicated to the study of the Greek diaspora.

Team/researchers

Project research

Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Our objective is to integrate the latest worldwide research on diaspora philanthropy with the experience of leading institutions active in philanthropy in Greece, and to create a community of stakeholders.

Greek diaspora and politics

Greek diaspora and politics

Examining the Greek homeland diaspora nexus, since the beginning of the Greek crisis, from an institutional, policy making and discoursive (rhetorical/ideological) perspective.

Greeks in the UK

Greeks in the UK

With our extensive UK online survey and our ethnographic research conducted in Oxford and London we aim provide a solid account of the socioeconomic, political and cultural profile of the Greek Diaspora in the UK as it has formed in the past years and to assess the extent and the conditions under which the Greeks in the UK may be willing and able to contribute to Greece at times of crisis.

The New Greek migration

The New Greek migration

Our research explores the new crisis driven emigration through the perspectives of the key actors, the emigrants themselves. It aims to explore who is emigrating, the reasons underling migration decisions as well as the multiplicity of individual pathways abroad.

Comparative research

Comparative research

Our comparative study of the Greek and Ukranian diaspora aims to reveal how major "threshold events" – ongoing crisis in Greece and political and economic crisis and consequent war in Ukraine affected diaspora mobilization, activism, interaction and impact.

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