About Company

The Centre for Governance and Sustainability Studies – Ethos Lab PC is a newly founded SME that focuses on research, policy recommendations and advisory in topics related to economic policy, sustainability, green policies and social integration.

Ethos Lab aims to:

  1. Provide research advice, evidence and data driven policy recommendation on issues related to governance and sustainability
  2. Use innovative and state-of-the-art methodologies to connect higher education and academic research to the industry
  3. Produce semi-annual policy reports on issues of political economy, migration and governance in Greece and EU
  4. Engage with state and non-state stakeholders to promote the use of solutions identified by academic research for policy interventions


Ethos Lab – Centre for Governance and Sustainability Research was founded in 2019 by Dr. Georgios Melios and Nikolaos Melios in Athens, Greece.

Dr. George Melios

CEO / Founder

Nikolaos Melios


Team of experts

Ethos Lab’s team consists of a number of Resident and Non-Resident researchers with multidisciplinary expertise.

Prof. Tzivanakis is an economist with expertise on welfare, economic growth and institutions. He implements the policy and research agenda of Ethos Lab

Prof. Nikolaos Tzivanakis

Head of Policy & Research

Prof Logothetis is an academic economist with expertise in economic growth, public economics and economic history. He is a Research Affiliate of Ethos Lab on issues of economic growth and institutions

Prof. Vasileios Logothetis

Research Affiliate

Ms Petridou is an psychologist and educator. She holds an M.Sc. in Developmental Psychology and currently leads Ethos Lab educational and capacity building programs

Ms Dimitra Petridou

Education Policy Expert

Giorgios Maaraaoui is a doctoral candidate in economics with a focus on causal inference and applied microeconomics. In Ethos Lab he provides expertise in causal inference

Giorgio Maaraoui

Causal Inference expert

Mr Vasilopoulos is a computer scientist and web developer. He curates the digital content of Ethos Lab

Georgios Vasilopoulos

IT Expert

Ms Sleiman is an economist and data analyst. She has significant expertise in applied microeconomics and data analytics. Her role in Ethos Lab is to design and implement welfare evaluation projects

Yara Sleiman

Data Analyst

Marina Alysandratou is a Financial Consultant specializing in Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises
and Professionals as a Business Architect. She has over 25 years of experience

Marina Alysandratou

Business Architect

As a multidisciplinary professional I have conceptualized planned and executed PR and communications strategies and I have also prepared and delivered seminars and workshops on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion on behalf of high-profile Corporations, Universities and NGOs.

Anna Prodromou


Advisory Board

Ethos Lab’s advisory board consists of a number of academic and industry experts with multidisciplinary expertise.

Antonios Rovolis, Εconomist, BA Athens, MA Sussex, PhD LSE is Associate Professor of Spatial and Urban Economics at the Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Athens.

Prof. Antonios Rovolis

Advisory Board

Apostolos holds a PhD in Economic History from Bradford University and specialises in financial services. He has more than 25 years of experience in large PPP/PFI projects across the EMEA region

Dr. Apostolos Papadopoulos

Advisory Board

Prof. Pepelasi, a graduate of Harvard and the London School of Economics, is Professor Emerita in the Department of Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and currently a visiting Professor at the University of Athens.

Prof. Ioanna Sapfor Pepelasi

Advisory Board

Ms Soulaki holds degrees in Political Sciences (B.A) and Management (B.A). She has more than 38 years of experience in the private sectors, leading for 2 decades the CSR strategy of Hellenic Petroleum group

Rania Soulaki

Advisory Board - CSR Expert

Ms Papadopoulou is a 360 Communications and Corporate Affairs senior executive with a demonstrated history of strong performance in diverse sectors

Angeliki Papadopoulou

Advisory Board - Communications Expert

Prof. Bithas is a Professor of Environmental and Natural resource Economics at Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Prof. Kostas Bithas

Advisory Board - Enviromental Expert