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Janis A. Emmanouilidis
Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Studies
Janis A. Emmanouilidis joined the EPC in 2009 as a Senior Policy Analyst. Since 1 October 2013, he is the EPC's Director of Studies. He has published widely on the EU's overall political and institutional development, all aspects of the Union's 'poly-crisis', the perspectives of differentiated integration, the Union's foreign, security and defence policy, and on EU enlargement. Janis has been an advisor of various governments, EU institutions, European parties and NGOs on a broad range of issues related to European integration and has commentated widely on EU affairs in the media. He has also been co-responsible for the New Pact for Europe project, which since 2013 has published numerous reports on the future of Europe.

Between 2007-2009 and before moving to the EPC he was Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens, Greece. Between 1999-2007 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P) in Munich, Germany. Before that he worked as a Research Fellow at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) responsible for the research area on the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP).

Janis is also a member of the Scientific Council and Research Associate at ELIAMEP and member of the Council of the CEP think tank in Belgrade.

He has studied international relations and strategic studies in the UK and economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.


European Politics and Institutions


EPC Elections Monitor, EU Politics and Governance Forum, Governing Platforms Project, EU Presidency Breakfast Briefings, New Pact for Europe, Post-summit Briefing

Areas of expertise

Institutional reform, poly-crisis, differentiated integration, enlargement, reform of economic governance

Current positions

Member of the Scientific Council and Research Associate at ELIAMEP
Member of the Council of the CEP think tank in Belgrade


Diplom-Kaufmann (Business Administration and Economics), University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies, Lancaster University, UK


German, English, Greek



Future of Europe / MESSAGE
Christmas message from EPC's Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive
By Fabian Zuleeg , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 21/12/2022
Future of Europe / BOOK
Turning fear into hope
By Herman Van Rompuy , Fabian Zuleeg , Jacki Davis , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 29/11/2022
Future of Europe / DISCUSSION PAPER
Overcoming the ambition-unity dilemma
By Fabian Zuleeg , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 31/10/2022
Future of Europe / DISCUSSION PAPER
Europe’s moment of truth: United by adversity?
By Fabian Zuleeg , Janis A. Emmanouilidis - 11/07/2022
European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea García Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022


Future of Europe / INTERVIEW
Why the far-right is increasingly getting into power across Europe
Janis Emmanouilidis was interviewed by Euronews on the rise of far-right parties in Europe. The interviewed was also shown on Greek National TV. 

Watch the recording here.

Why the far-right is increasingly getting into power across Europe
19 June 2023 - ,
Future of Europe / PANEL DISCUSSION
Future prospective for the Union
Janis A. Emmanouilidis participated in a panel discussion on current challenges facing the EU and discussed future perspectives for the Union with a group of 50 Canadian diplomats.

16 October 2018 - , Belgique/Belgie
Role of think tanks
Janis A. Emmanouilidis discussed the role of think tanks with the members of the 2018 Leadership Academy brought together by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission.

10 October 2018 - , Belgique/Belgie
European Political Strategy Centre

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