who we are

diaNEOsis is an independent, non-profit think-tank, which:

  • Conducts research on important issues of our time, in an effort to contribute 
  • concrete and conclusive policy proposals to Greek public discourse.
  • Publishes extensive, original articles, with emphasis on in-depth analysis, comprehensive information, and good practices and solutions to important problems.
  • Communicates its results and findings in an accessible manner, using modern audiovisual media.


our vision

We aspire to be the most reliable and efficient research and analysis organisation in Greece, that will use well-grounded proposals to support and promote the country’s modernization in response to the major financial, social, technological, and environmental challenges.

our mission

  • To contribute concrete proposals to the public discourse.
  • To bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and policy, and inform citizens in order to resist the influence of misinformation.
  • To inspire, encourage and support policy-makers at all levels, so that necessary reforms are implemented for the common good.
  • To raise awareness and prepare social partners, professional organisations, and citizens for the long-term benefits of change.

our values

  • Independence
  • Reliability 
  • Efficiency
  • Documentation
  • Transparency
  • Meritocracy
  • Quality
  • Cooperation

our objectives

Our research work seeks to answer the principal question of finding ways to make the country’s production model more efficient, more extroverted, and fair, while leveraging sustainable growth opportunities and adapting to important challenges, such as demographics and climate change.

Since 2016, we have been working to identify, map, and highlight the country’s weaknesses and propose feasible and sustainable solutions, always with an eye to international best practices. Our research activity focuses one: 

  • Finance, Investment, and Employment
  • Climate Change, the Environment, and Energy
  • Regional Development and Local Government
  • Research, Technology, and Innovation
  • Society, Demographics, and Immigration
  • The State, Infrastructure, Justice and Taxation
  • The Welfare State - Health and Insurance
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Culture and Education
  • Primary Sector and Tourism
  • The Hellenic Diaspora

our audience

We address all those directly or indirectly involved in shaping and implementing policy: the government, members of parliament, local authorities, business and labor institutions, the academic and research community, students, NGOs, and the media. At the same time, we also address all citizens who wish to understand the great challenges of our times, objectively and rationally, and take action for the development of a modern and creative society. We aspire to make the results of our research understandable and accessible and to reach as great an audience as possible, so as to inform and enrich the public discourse with well-grounded arguments and comprehensive knowledge.

what we are not


  • Has no affiliation or link to any political party, political group, government agency, or government decision.
  • Is not a lobbying organisation or pressure group.
  • Does not identify with any political or ideological viewpoint.
  • Does not express the interests of any business sector or organisation.


The complexity of the problems that Greece is facing and the need to effectively address them has led us to establish partnerships with prominent research institutes, universities, and think-tanks in Greece and abroad. In this context, our activity is based also on joint research programs, publications, conferences, discussions, presentations,and other actions. At the same time, our research and publications may point out and take account of research conclusions of other organisations. We aspire to attract and work with some of the country’s many dynamic scientists, in Greece and abroad.

openness & communication

Within the broader framework of cooperation, dialogue, and free exchange of information, diaNEOsis posts its entire body of research and journalistic work online, freely accessible to the public, through a modern website, social media, and digital applications. The same holds true for all datasets we collect and process and for datasets generated by our research work.

our human & material resources

diaNEOsis' activities are financed exclusively from private funds that are made available without any restrictions or conditions other than those laid down by diaNEOsis itself in its Articles of Association and by-laws. diaNEOsis’ activities are supervised by an Advisory Board and overseen by a Supervisory Board. The organisation is staffed by a permanent team of researchers, journalists, and IT experts. diaNEOsis' operating costs are covered in their entirety by Dimitris Daskalopoulos.

advisory board

Ourania Ekaterinari, Partner of EKATI Consulting Ltd, and Non-executive Board Member of MOTOROIL, ELVALHALKOR, HEDNO, and Coral

Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Vice-President of the European Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises

Dimitris Afendoulis, Member of the Executive Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

Thodoris Georgakopoulos, Journalist, Author 

Dimitris Gkritzalis, Professor of ICT Security, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Apostolos Doxiadis, Author

Aristos Doxiadis, Partner at Opendfund and BigPi Ventures

Sophia Efraimoglou, Executive Vice-President of the Foundation of the Hellenic World and Head of the “Hellenic Cosmos” Cultural Centre, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and President of the National Chamber Network of Greek Women Entrepreneurs

Nikolaos Karamouzis, President of Grant Thornton Greece and Executive Chairman of SMERemediumCap

Giannis Kakleas, Film director

Konstantina Kallimani, Appointed Consultant of G. Kallimanis SA

Stathis Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Political Science at the University of Oxford

Christos Carras, Senior Consultant of the Onassis Foundation - Senior Associate AEA Consulting

Constantinos Cartalis, Professor of Environmental and Climate Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Aggeliki Kosmopoulou, Executive Director of the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

Alexander Kritikos, Member of the Executive Board and Research Director at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin, Professor for Industrial and Institutional Economics at the University of Potsdam, and Research Fellow of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn and of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg

Aikaterini Lalaouni, Chief Executive Officer of GREEK GOLD SA

Panagiotis Liargovas, Professor at the University of Peloponnese, Chairman of the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) and the Greek National Productivity Board

Giorgos Loukos, Artistic Director of the Lyon Opera Ballet

Antigoni Lymberaki, Professor at the Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Athens

Vassilios Makios, Professor Emeritus at the University of Patras, General Director at Corallia

Manos Matsaganis, Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan

Costas Meghir, Douglas A. Warner III Professor of Economics at Yale University

Effie Basdra, Professor of Biochemistry - Biomechanics and Director of the Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics Unit at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Miltiadis Nektarios, Professor Emeritus at the University of Piraeus

George Pagoulatos, Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD, Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business

Thanos Pallis, Professor of Port & Maritime Economics and Policy, University of the Aegean

Afroditi Panagiotakou, Director of Culture at Onassis Foundation

Dimitris Papaioannou, Choreographer

Elaine Papoulias, Executive Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

George Prevelakis, Professor Emeritus of Geopolitics, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1)

Panagiotis Roilos, George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Despina Sanoudou, Assistant Professor at the 4th Department of Internal Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine

Giannis Soldatos, ICT & Business Consultant, Startups Founder & Partner, Honorary Research Fellow University of Glasgow

Kyriakos Souliotis, Professor of Health Policy, Rector at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of the Peloponnese, Rector at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of the Peloponnese

Calliope Spanou,  Professor of Administrative Science and Public Administration at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

Diomidis Spinellis, Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, and the Department of Software Technology at the Delft University of Technology

Sofia Staikou, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Lyktos Holding S.A. and Chairwoman & Chief Executive Officer of Semeli Estate

Athanasios Syrianos,  Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hellenic Breweries of Atalanti S.A., and Chair of the BoD of the Association of Industries of Thessaly and Central Greece

Nikolaos Triantafyllopoulos, Assistant Professor at the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly, Polytechnic University

Aggelos Tsakanikas, Associate Professor of Economic Evaluation of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Systems at National Technical University of Athens

Constantinos Filis, Director of the ACG Institute of Global Affairs, Associate Professor at the American College of Greece

Michael Haliassos, Professor and Chair for Macroeconomics and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt 


supervisory board


Dimitris Daskalopoulos, Chairman & Founder of diaNEOsis, Founder of Damma Holdings SA, Founder of NEON cultural organisation, Honorary President of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises



Kostas Axarloglou, Dean and Professor of International Business and Strategy at ALBA Graduate Business School

Marco Veremis, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the BoD of Upstream S.A., Partner at BigPi Venture Capital, Chair of the Innovation Committee at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)

Barbara Vernicos, Vice-President of the Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET)

Yanos Gramatidis, Attorney and Honorary President of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Nikiforos Diamandouros, Academic, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens, European Ombudsman 2003-2013

Dinos Lambrinopoulos, Chairman of the European Management Association and Vice-President of the Entrepreneurial Club of Greece

Yannis Tountas, Professor Emeritus of Social & Preventive Medicine in the Medical School - University of Athens, Director of the Center for Health Services Research and of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Antonios Trifyllis, Former Head of Cabinet at the European Commission

Spyros Flogaitis, Professor Emeritus of Public Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


our team

  • Dionisis Nikolaou - General Manager email
  • Dr Fay Makantasi - Research Director email - linkedin
  • Ilias Nikolaidis - Content Director email
  • Arelina Merakou - Communications Manager - email
  • Antigoni Kouvidi - Managing Editor email
  • Helias Valentis - Research Analyst email
  • Irini Iliadi - Executive Αssistant email
  • Yannis Karamagkalis - Web Editor email
  • Vassiliki Marouli - Junior Editor email
  • Elena Feloutzi - Office Administrator email