Forthcoming events and activities

From March 2018 a large online survey on the Greek Diaspora in the UK survey will be conducted. The survey is the first major attempt to assess and analyze the profile of the Greek communities in the UK which have been highly diversified with post 2010 crisis-driven emigration wave from Greece. It will cover a wide range of topics such as migration decision-making and evaluation of migration, socio-economic integration in the UK, willingness and ability to contribute to Greece, political identity and future plans. Due to the lack of a sample frame, the Greek Diaspora project will adopt an innovative sampling strategy based on the “respondent-driven sampling” (RDS) methodology.

Past events and activities

Friday & Saturday 22 & 23 June
Homeland-diaspora relations in flux: Greece and Greeks abroad at times of crisis
Greece's long drawn out economic crisis is by now an indisputably pivotal event in the country's history and as such, it cannot but redefine the nature and role of Greece's diaspora. The modern Greek state was constructed by and for a trans-territorial national community and since its establishment the proclaimed aim of its diaspora policy has been the strengthening of ties between the Greek national centre and Greeks abroad. The latter have historically demonstrated high levels of homeland orientation and have had a major input in Greece's evolution in economic, political, social and cultural terms. But how is the interrelationship between Greece and its diasporic communities shaping up in the current context and conjunction of the crisis? To what extent are Greeks abroad willing and able to contribute to the crisis's resolution and, more importantly, to Greece's long term transformation? Aiming to answer these questions the conference explored the impact of Greek diaspora communities on the trajectory of their homeland through interactions in the domains of the economy, politics, philanthropy and in the sociocultural field.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
(Ir)regular states of migration: Contested sovereignties on Europe’s margins
Katerina Rozakou (University of Amsterdam)

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Contesting Greekness: Soviet Greek migrants and the Pontic identity
Manolis Pratsinakis (DPIR; St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017, Berlin
New Greek emigration
Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the conference explored a multiplicity of aspects surrounding the new Greek emigration and catalyzed the discussion and interaction between the academic community, related associations and governmental institutions, and the migrants themselves. The conference, comprising 6 session with 18 papers, two roundtables and open discussion events, was organized around three main thematic pillars namely, ‘mapping the new Greek emigration’, ‘processes of socioeconomic inclusion in host societies’ and ‘sociocultural dimensions of the new Greek emigration’.
More information (in Greek and German) can be found at
​In association with the Center for Modern Greece at the Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), the Association of the Greek Scientist of Berlin and Brandenburg. 

Saturday 28 October 2017, London
Reload Greece Annual Conference
The unstoppable generation: Hacking entrepreneurship into a culture
The conference explored and debated how a mindset of entrepreneurism can be hacked into a culture to create long term and sustainable change.
Click here for more information.
​In association with Reload Greece

19-21 October 2017, Nafplion
Preliminary findings of our research among Greeks in the UK were presented by Othon Anastasakis​ at the Greek-British Symposium 2017
​Organized by the British Embassy in Athens

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Exploring intra-EU mobilities at times of Crisis
By invitation only

Friday, 3 March 2017
Diaspora and development: The case of Greece

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Social constraints and the decision to leave: Emigration from Greece at times of crisis
Manolis Pratsinakis (SEESOX/Onassis Fellow for the study of Greek diaspora at Oxford)

Saturday, 24 September 2016
​Reload Greece Annual Conference, London
Enterprising diasporas: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Wednesday, 04 November 2015
Film documentary: Greek-American radicals: The Untold Story (2013)
Kostis Karpozilos (A. G. Leventis Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford)