South East European Research Centre
17, Mitropoleos Str.
54624 Thessaloniki

South East European Research Centre (SEERC)

The South East European Research Centre (SEERC) is a multidisciplinary, international, non-profit research centre founded jointly by the University of Sheffield (UK) and CITY Liberal Studies (Thessaloniki, Greece). SEERC’s mission is to support the sustainable, long-term political, economic, and social development of South East Europe (SEE) by conducting pure and applied research and policy analysis in and for the region. SEERC is organised around four Research Tracks:

  • Enterprise, Innovation and Development
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Governance, politics and society
  • Risk and well-being

SEERC actively collaborates with major Research, Government Institutions and with businesses across the whole region. Utilizing its strong network in the Balkan region and Europe, SEERC will ensure proficient spread of project activities and will be deft to exploit opportunities for dissemination and cooperation with main GIS stakeholders. SEERC has significant experience in organizing regional and international events e.g. the International Workshop on e-Government and its Spatial dimension in Sofia, Bulgaria in June 2006 (

SEERC has access to geographical data providers through its extensive network in Greece and the other South Eastern European countries. SEERC contributes to the work of e-SDI-Net+ through the work of its dedicated Research group on GIS. Besides this, SEERC is one of the the organisers of the South East Euoropean SDI Best Practice workshop, which will take place on February 4-6, 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece.