I believe that amongst the austerity, Greece needs some sweet spots, and the ideal one would be some programme for their bright younsters who would be going to University but for the lack of funds may not. How about the idea of government-sponsored Studentships, where bright students get a sponsorship of say 400-500 Euros a month for three years, for them to apply their minds and do some brainstorming and do some research on "What went wrong with the Greek economy, and how can things be put right for the future?"
This would be helpful for the nation to proactively engage in trying to come up with ideas and solutions for their personal and national well-being, as well as keeping those youngsters happy, as well as helping families have more purposeful expression.
A few thousand such Studentships of informal research would reap great benefits, and maybe if the work was collected and a summary published, or maybe ten or so works short-listed for an Honorary Medal?
As the students have some pocket money to travel and investigate ideas in other countries, they will be able to bring solutions which will help Greece recover. Why should it all be austerity, they need some sweet spots.