Mersilia Anastasiadou is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration and will stay through December 2015. Her research is financed by a grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Ms. Anastasiadou is a research fellow at the Center of Eastern Studies for Culture and Communication, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece and a PhD candidate in the field of international relations at the same university. She studied Classical Philology at the University of Athens and the University of Sorbonne (Paris IV). She holds an MA in Diplomacy and International Law, Lancaster University, United Kingdom and an MSc in Cultural Management and Cultural Diplomacy, Panteion University, Greece.

At the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, Ms. Anastasiadou is working on a research project entitled “Economic Adjustment Programmes to cope with the Greek debt crisis and their implementation by Greece”. The research focuses on the reform programs consented by Greece as conditions for the financial assistance that have not been successful thus far. The aim of the project is to analyze the reasons for this failure with a particular look at the implementation instruments and mechanisms in Greece.