Initiatives engaging and connecting the diaspora

Braingain+

A positive initiative created by young Greek academics and professionals with the goal of creating better circumstances in Greece in order to cultivate, and motivate, the brain drain generation to return.

Dianeosis

Non-profit think-tank based in Athens, Greece

Ergon

Greek/American Arts and Letters: a peer-reviewed journal that promotes the arts, letters, and scholarship of Greek America.

Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy in the UK

The Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, (H.I.C.D.) is a scientific non-governmental organisation, founded in Athens in March 25, 2017, and is the only proponent of Cultural Diplomacy in Greece.

By engaging in research and developing the different fields of Cultural Diplomacy, the H.I.C.D aims to build bridges of trust and cooperation and foster dialogue between different cultures. This contributes to strengthen regional and multilateral diplomatic bonds, improves relations between nations and communicates universal values and principles that only culture can convey.

Knowledge bridges

The objective of the initiative is to bring high quality human capital of the country together and to create collaboration links between them.

New Diaspora

New Diaspora is a digital storytelling platform, focusing on the new generation of Greeks living abroad during the crisis in their homeland and participatory media channel recording a migration wave as it happens.

Reload Greece

An initiative aiming to Building a new generation of young Greek entrepreneurs to create ventures with a positive impact on their home countries.

Synpraxis

This initiative aims to build a global community of policy-minded young Greeks and produce actionable and accessible public policy research.

The Hellenic initiative

A philanthropic institution aiming to provide direct crisis relief to the people of Greece.

Research projects

Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty

ERC research project investigating the transnational mobilization of conflict-generated diasporas in Europe.

EU migre

Marie Skłodowska-Curie research project on the new crisis-driven Greek emigration.

Political Remittances: Understanding the Political Impacts of Migration

This project aim was to complement the research on the types and impacts of economic remittances, which has rapidly grown in recent years, with fresh conceptual thinking and empirical research on political remittances. The term ‘political remittances’ has occasionally been used in academic debates about migration but has yet to be developed.

Other Oxford websites

COMPAS

COMPAS is a research Centre at the University of Oxford that conducts high-quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

Oxford Diasporas Programme

Consisted of 11 sub-projects looking at the social, economic, political and cultural impact of diasporas (transnational communities of people dispersed from their homeland) through a range of disciplinary perspectives and research methods.

Oxford Migration

MigrationOxford introduces the large and wide-ranging portfolio of migration research, as well as teaching programmes, people, events and publications related to migration studies at the University of Oxford

State institutions