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Institute of International Economic Relations

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
16 PANEPISTIMIOU STR., 106 72 ATHENS
Athens
Greece
Telephone: 
+30 210 36 36 326
Telephone (other): 
+30 210 36 20 374
Fax: 
+30 210 36 26 610
E-Mail: 
E-Mail (2): 
Organisation Type: 
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment: 
1993
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Institute of International Economic Relations was established in February 1993 by the Greek Association of S.A. & Ltd companies. The Director of the Institute is Dr. Charalambos Tsardanidis. The institute collaborates with other research institutes in Greece and abroad. There is also cooperation with national institutions such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Greek Universities. The funding of the institute comes mainly from the Greek Association of SA and Ltd companies, the EU Commission and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The research programmes of IIER focus mainly on the following areas:
* Problems and prospects of the international economy.
* Globalisation and Regionalisation process.
* Analysis of the Greek economic diplomacy and foreign economic relations.
* Promotion of Greek exports and investment abroad.
* Study of economic relations and prospects of Greece’s cooperation with South Eastern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, African and Asian countries.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Institute's main objectives are:
To conduct research on the most significant contemporary issues in international economy paying special attention to the international economic relations of Greece.
To provoke and enrich the public debate in business, academic and political circles.
To put its expertise and consulting capability at the service of private and national institutions that determine the foreign economic affairs of Greece.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Institute is organizing every year numerous of seminars for students, academics and enterprises. It has also organized international Conferences such as:
-The Euro-mediterranean Partnership-Perspectives from the Mediterranean EU countries (Held on October 2007 in Crete)
-The Panhellenic Conference on International Political Economy (every two years) For more information please visit our site.
It is also publishing the quarterly journal "Agora without Frontiers" (three issues in Greek and one in English every year). The institute has conducted research projects on various subjects. Indicatively:
-Prospects for Absorption of Returning Refugees to the West Bank and to Gaza Strip. Commission of European Union/Council of Ministers,1999
-Greece and the South-Eastern European States. Economic Dynamics Cooperation and Prospects, Athens: Secretariat General and Information, 2000
-Evaluation of the ten years function of the EMP. Prospects for the future, Athens: Institute of International Economic Relations, 2005
-Asian Migrants in Greece: Origins, status and prospects, Athens: Institute of International Economic Relations, 2007.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Dr. CHARALAMPOS TSARDANIDIS
Head of the organisation: 
DR. CHARALAMPOS TSARDANIDIS
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mrs. STELLA MILIOTIS