Panagiotis Vlachos

Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion

Panagiotis Vlachos is currently active in progressive politics in Greece, an MP candidate and current member of the Political Council of the “To Potami” party. Panagiotis is also the leader of the progressive movement “Forward Greece”. He previously worked as Chief of Communications amongst others for various Greek ministries, the European Parliament and the Greek Parliament. ?Panagiotis studied Law at the University of Athens and holds an Msc in European Governance from the London School of Economics and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.



Social Cohesion Policy Recommendations Results

Policy Brief on Social Cohesion

2018 | Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion22 March 2018

Civil society actors from six European countries present their policy brief on Social Cohesion in Europe. The Thinking Lab developed seven main policy recommendations in four key areas.


Final results of the Thinking Labs online!

Check out the four policy briefs21 March 2018 | Contributors to the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE
Bild: Jacob&Alex

Over the course of the last two years, civil society experts and practitioners from across Europe gathered in four DIALOGUE ON EUROPE Thinking Labs to deliver fresh ideas and to independently elaborate concrete policy recommendations on four European key areas: Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion, and Sustainable Growth. Discover the summary of their proposals and the full-length policy briefs below! (more…)

Social Cohesion Opinion

Promoting Intergenerational Equity

Intergenerational Transfers as a Means to Tackle Social Inequality21 December 2016 | Panagiotis Vlachos
"matryoshka dolls" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Herbert Kajiura

Seven years after the global economic crisis, social inequality is rising in the vast majority of the EU member states. However, an orchestrated policy mix at the national level combined with anti-austerity interventions at the EU level could reverse these developments.

Social Cohesion Thinking Lab

Introducing the Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion

Tackling the issue of growing inequality with a team of 16 young professionals24 October 2016
First Meeting of the Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion on 29 June 2016 in Berlin © DPZ

The Thinking Lab on Social Cohesion is engaged with one of the main factors of discontent within the European Union: the increase of social inequality and its consequences both on national cohesion and intra-European solidarity. This Thinking Lab is ambitious to identify both current critical developments and appropriate solutions to the crisis. The Lab looks into policy arrangements on the national scale and incorporates international interdependencies.