The Hellenic Sociological Society (HSS) is delighted to organize the 13th ESA Conference in Athens in August 2017. The conference venue is PANTEION University of Social and Political Science and HAROKOPIO University, which jointly offer their facilities for this mega-event of social sciences.

The whole of the sociological community of Greece together with the relevant academic departments enthusiastically support the event and are most willing to support and be actively involved in the smooth running of the Conference. We wholeheartedly welcome you to Athens in August 2017!

We cordially invite sociologists and social scientists from around the globe to join us in Athens – to attend the conference, to participate actively in the discussions, and to contribute their own work!   

On behalf of the LOC

Apostolos G. Papadopoulos


Hellenic Sociological Society (HSS)

The Hellenic Sociological Society was founded in Athens in 2007.  The mission of the society is to promote scientific research in the field of sociology. Important objectives of the society include:

  • the study of social phenomena and social problems within Greece and globally,
  • the promotion of the study of sociology within the educational system of Greece,
  • the provision of collective and individual support to those who further the field of sociology and
  •  the dissemination of sociological knowledge throughout Greek society.

The Hellenic Sociological Society has pursued these objectives in disparate ways like sociological events, colloquia and conferences. The majority of the members of the society hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from universities of Greece or abroad.


PANTEION University of Social and Political Sciences

PANTEION University, founded in 1927, has steadily grown over the years as a monothematic public university dedicated to social and political sciences. It is a university firmly oriented towards the social character of public higher education linking science and research to practical social activity with a view to maximizing its social contribution. Indicatively, it hosts the first Sociology Department in the country established by the year 1982. Moreover, the first Postgraduate Programme in Regional Studies in 1975, the first course in Criminology and the first Institute for Gender Studies were established, among other achievements, in this university.

PANTEION is a medium-sized university with eight academic departments namely sociology, psychology, international studies, public administration, communication, media and culture, social policy, social anthropology, economic and regional development, political science and history, and is structured around four faculties. Each department organizes a postgraduate programme containing various specializations. Research is developed in 38 research institutes, research centres and laboratories.

Visiting address: 136 Syggrou Avenue, 17671 Athens, Greece


HAROKOPIO University

HAROKOPIO University is a public university dedicated to promoting research and learning in a small, well focused set of intellectual areas, also giving particular emphasis in specialized and applied research. The University originates from an educational institution that was first established in 1929 and gained the status of university in 1990. It takes its name from the national benefactor Panagis Harokopos. It hosts four academic departments namely home economics and ecology, geography, informatics and telematics, nutrition and dietetics, structured in three faculties. A number of postgraduate programmes are organized in sub-disciplines connected to the main academic subjects of the university.

Visiting address: 70 El. Venizelou Street, 17671 Athens, Greece

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