The ‘A. G. Leventis Foundation Research Chair’ is a new research programme focusing on European political economy issues of Greek interest. The Chair is funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation and has been in operation since October 2017. As part of the Chair’s activities a research project entitled “Reforms in Public Administration during the crisis: Review, Description, Evaluation” is carried out for the period 2017-18. The project is coordinated by Professor Calliope Spanou, of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Vangelis Arvanitis, PhD candidate in the Department of Economic Science of the University of Thessaly supports the activities of the Research Chair, while Dimitris Katsikas, Head of Crisis Observatory coordinates the programme.