Applied Researcher

Olga Papaliou

Applied Researcher
Curriculum Vitae


Olga Papaliou, as Functional Scientific Personnel at the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), has experience in designing and implementing field research, focusing on the procedures of quality control. During her years of work in EKKE, she has participated in many research programmes concerning several issues of social policy both on a European and on a national level. 


  • Fieldwork monitoring and quality control procedures in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Social inclusion of the vulnerable social groups (homeless, elderly, children at risk, lone-parent families)
  • Healthcare and social welfare (legal framework, national and european policies, institutions)
  • Population ageing


  • Μember of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Social Research - IKE (01/2019-to date)
  • Secretary of Research Ethics Committee (09/2018-to date)
  • Member of the Evaluation Committee for proposals to be submitted following a call for expression of interest, within the framework of the project "Research, EDucation and Infrastructures: The triangulation of EKKE's strategic axes (REDI)" (10/2017-to date)
  • Person in charge of ΕΚΚΕ's internship programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students (06/2014-to date)
  • Member of EKKE's Educational Activities Committee (04/2014-to date)
  • Member of EKKE's Special Committee of Registers (04/2014-to date)


  • "Paternity and prison confinement: Τhe parental role of imprisoned male drug addicts", self-funded project, EKKE and Drug Addiction Treatment Centre 18ANO (2018-to date)
  • "Research, EDucation and Infrastructures: Τhe triangulation of EKKE's strategic axes (REDI)", participation in: α) WP1: "Strengthening laboratory infrastructures for research and innovation – Innovative laboratory “WebLab”, b) WP3: "Development of educational tools for market and opinion surveys and social research methodology", c) WP4: "Sustainable tourism development: Diving tourism in Marine Protected Areas and thermalism in areas of thermal natural resources", funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-20” -EPAnEK- (2017-to date)
  • "Social impact and public policies in the sectors of energy, industry, urban planning and internet Infrastructure", participation in WP4: "Socio-economic dimensions of innovation in industry and in labour market", EKKE/GSRT/ΙΚΥ/SIEMENS (2014-2016)
  • OECD Programme for the "International Assessment of adult competencies in Greece – PIAAC", funded by the Operation Programme "Education and Lifelong Learning" (2012-2015)
  • "ALKISTIS - RE(START)" Community Initiative EQUAL 2005-2006, Development Partnership "Network for combating the social exclusion of women" (2006-2007)
  • “Ageing of Greek population and health: Emphasis on cardiovascular diseases and mental disorders", funded by SFEE and pharmaceutical companies (2004-2008)
  • "Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Greece - issues, problems and solutions - PROCARE", funded by E.C. (FP 5th) RESEARCH DG XII (2001-2004)
  • "Evaluation of the Operational Programme Health – Welfare, under the 2nd EU Framework Programme 1994–99", funded by the Ministry of Economy (1998-2001)
  • "Social Indicators and poverty in Greece", 2nd European Programme to combat poverty, funded by the European Commission DG V (1988-1991)


  • Papaliou, O. (2010). Homeless: A preliminary approach. Ιn Μ. Naoumi, G. Papapetrou, N. Spyropoulou, E. Fronimou and M. Chrysakis (eds.) The Social Portrait of Greece 2010 (pp. 213-225). Athens: Institute of Social Policy, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE). [in Greek]
  • Kikilias, E., Papaliou, O. and Fagadaki, E. (2008). Aspects of social exclusion of the lone-parent families in Greece. Athens: Institute of Social Policy, National Centre for Social Research - Research Reports ΕΚΚΕ/5. [in Greek]
  • Sissouras, Α., Κetsetzopoulou, M., Bouzas, N., Fagadaki, E., Papaliou, O. and Fakoura, A. (2004). Providing integrated health and social care for older persons in Greece. In K. Leichsenring και A. Alaszewski (eds.) Providing Integrated health and social care for older persons: Α European overview of issues at stake - PROCARE (pp. 329-370). European Centre Vienna, England: Aldershot, Ashgate
  • Papaliou, O. and Fagadaki, E. (2002). The profile of the health and social care sector. In A. Mouriki, M. Naoumi and G. Papapetrou (eds.) The Social Portrait of Greece 2001 (pp. 89-101). Athens: Institute of Social Policy, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE). [in Greek]
  • Yfantopoulos, I., Balourdos, D., Costaki, A., Fagadaki, E., Kappi, Chr., Papaliou, O. and Papatheodorou Chr. (1989). Poverty indicators in Greece: Maquette - A framework of main results. Athens: National Centre for Social Research (EKKE)