Chairs in Universities abroad

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam

Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam

The Marilena Laskaridis Endowed Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam was established by the Dutch Society of Modern Greek Studies and is chiefly financed by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation. The Chair bears the name of the late Marilena Laskaridis, former Vice-President of the Foundation. Aiming to promote research in the field of Modern Greek Studies, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation sponsors every year visiting research fellowships at Amsterdam University.

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Visiting Professor Chair “Marilena Laskaridis” at Tsinghua University of Beijing

Visiting Professor Chair “Marilena Laskaridis” at Tsinghua University of Beijing

In 2015, the Visiting Professor Chair “Marilena Laskaridis” was established at Tsinghua University of Beijing. As part of the Chair’s operation, the Foundation is sending Greek academics to Tsinghua and welcomes students and postgraduates from the pristine Chinese University of Greek university professors to Tsinghua and the reception of students and postgraduates of the Chinese University.

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Centre for China Studies

Centre for China Studies

In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The Centre for China Studies was established in 2019, in the spirit of cooperation and the promotion of cultural and academic relations between the two countries, focusing on Humanities and Social Sciences.

Universities & Institutions

National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN)

An Agreement of Cooperation was signed between the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, aiming at the promotion of naval heritage. Within the framework of this collaboration, joint activities will be organized in Greece and the UK, regarding nautical research and history.

University of Piraeus

Panteion University

Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL)

Gennadius Library of ASCSA

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Initiative 1821-2021

Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-Initiative 1821-2021
The consortium "Initiative 21" was formed for the celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence and is the result of the systematic cooperation of Greek public benefit, cultural and scientific institutions and the National Bank of Greece. After the successful completion of a diverse programme for the celebration, "Initiative 21" continues its activity with an emphasis on actions on Climate Change and the Environment.


Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation-BlueCycle
BlueCycle applies innovative methods for the recycling and upgrading of marine plastic waste, based on the principles of the circular economy. Focusing mainly on the reuse of plastic fishing and shipping equipment, it has created a holistic program to tackle the problem of managing this waste, using cutting-edge technology.