Eteron – Institute for Research and Social Change is a non-profit organisation, based in Athens, Greece, that produces knowledge, contributes towards citizen empowerment, and promotes partnerships.


We strive to strengthen arguments, ideas, people and organisations, in order to reach a society in which the actual needs of the people will be at the centre of the public debate. A step towards a world where the happiness and prosperity of all has equal value.



We generate knowledge through credible research, analysis, articles, and public events. 

We substantiate arguments, question every dogma and trust researchers. 

We promote policy proposals that advocate for justice, inclusion, and sustainability.



We employ innovative communication channels to make complex concepts more accessible. 

We share methods and tools for skill development. 

We establish foundations and platforms to disseminate knowledge.



We forge partnerships based on respect, dedication to common core values, and openness.

We create spaces for encounters and discussions. 

We serve as a hub for collaborations among research institutions abroad, facilitating international discussions in Greece and promoting discussions about Greece on the global stage.

Economic Justice

In Search of A New Paradigm

130 variables

1659 participants

504 pages

What do we think about the post-pandemic economy?


What are the citizens’ beliefs regarding the economy, social justice, values, ideologies, institutions and the State?

How has the pandemic affected those beliefs?

What is the impact that the policies applied during this past decade have had in people’s social conscience? Eteron’s research intends to find answers to those questions.


Gerasimos Moschonas

Petros Ioannidis

Dimitris Papadimitriou

Xenia Chrysochoou

Sotiria Theodoropoulou

Ένας Σύγχρονος Φόρος Υπερκερδών

Eteron collaborated with the EU Tax Observatory, an independent research laboratory hosted at the Paris School of Economics, directed by Gabriel Zucman, one of the world’s leading taxation experts and a close associate of Thomas Piketty. 


To launch this collaboration, Eteron published the working paper “A Modern Excess Profit Tax”. Its authors are the EU Tax Observatory research team consisting of Gabriel Zucman, Bluebery Planterose, Carlos Oliveira and Manon François.

Research EU Tax Observatory & Eteron

For the right to affordable rental housing

The present policy paper focuses on the high levels of housing insecurity in the rental sector in Greece. Drawing inspiration from the multiple efforts to address the housing crisis in cities and countries across Europe, it suggests specific interventions and political demands.


While some are more immediately implementable and others more long-term, they are complementary, forming a comprehensive grid of actions that aim at the gradual development of an integrated institutional framework, mechanisms and policy tools that would ensure an affordable and secure rental housing in Greece.



To serve as a source of knowledge and to provide context for demands concerning the right to housing and the assertion of policies for the rental housing sector, thus aiming to activate political will and mobilize civil society.

Research Team:

Dimitra Siatitsa

Stefania Gyftopoulou

Dimitris Balabanidis

Eva Papatzani

ETERON Research

Gen Zers in Greece claim their own voice

The above is the first research in Greece that highlights topics such as political participation, information sources etc. that focuses exclusively on 16-25-year-olds, that is on people belonging to Generation Z or Gen Z for short.


This research is part of the Gen Z︱Voice On project.

ETERON Research

Wiretapping and Secrecy Conclusions and Policy Proposals

When the wiretapping of politicians and journalists was exposed, the issue of the protection of communications’ secrecy was brought to the fore. Such protection should apply not just against illegal spyware, but also against all legal interceptions. For weeks, the public debate identified many deficiencies in the existing institutional framework. The government’s decision to introduce new legislation is, to some extent, a confirmation of the objections that have been raised.


The study by the Lecturer in Law at the University of York, Dimitris Tsarapatsanis, thoroughly analyses both the existing legislative framework for targeted violations of communications’ secrecy, as well as the new regulations proposed by the government, making the necessary comparisons with France. It also takes a critical look at the ideological context of the scientific and political debate on the issue. Finally, it puts forward nine concrete proposals for institutional changes towards effective privacy protection.

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