Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy

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The Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy (Greek: Ινστιτούτο Δημοκρατίας «Κωνσταντίνος Καραμανλής») is the official think-tank of the Greek conservative New Democracy (ND) party, and named after the party's founder, Constantine Karamanlis. It was founded in Athens in January 1998 with the aim of promoting the principles of liberal democracy and the open market in the context of a modern welfare state. It is structured in five departments (International Cooperation, Publications, Policy Studies, Political Analysis and Political Academy). Apart from Athens, the Institute operates offices in four large Greek cities (Thessaloniki, Patras, Ioannina, and Agrinio), as well as an international office in Brussels, at the headquarters of the European People’s Party. It is a member of the Centre for European Studies, the official foundation/think tank of the European People's Party.

Current structure[edit]

Chairman
Director General
Department Directors
  • Political Analysis: Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Professor, Panteion University
  • Political Academy: Menelaos Daskalakis
  • Publications & Research Programmes: Konstantina E. Botsiou, Associate Professor, University of the Peloponnese
  • International Cooperation: Nikolaos Tzifakis, Lecturer, University of the Peloponnese
  • Policy Studies: Angelos Themelis

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