Dr. Eirini Leriou is the Principal Investigator, Scientific Coordinator and the Manager of the Project.
Dr. Leriou has had a standing interest in children’s welfare. She is a new scientist, at the forefront of understanding and addressing the deterioration of child welfare in Greece, since the beginning of the crisis. Her academic work includes presentations in Greek and international conferences and research publications in peer-reviewed journals, in the scientific fields of welfare, child poverty and quantitative methods. In conjunction with her expertise in welfare studies and quantitative methods, she has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Hellenic Open University, the Panteion University of Athens, and the University of West Attica. Dr. Leriou is responsible for all facets of the project. She is in charge of such tasks as, completing and perfecting the index of child welfare, developing a sampling treatment methodology, preparing and processing anonymous questionnaires, designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research, organizing international conferences, drafting the deliverables of work packages, drafting a regional action plan, designing and implementing the website and the portal system, and drafting the final report. At the same time, she is involved in the literature review, data collection and data analysis of the project.