POLITEIA is an International Conference of Political Scientists organized, for the first time in Athens, the capital of Greece, by the Hellenic Association of Political Scientist under the Auspices of H.E. President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos. Upon approval, the Politeia Conference is included in those actions using the emblem of the United Nations Academic Impact. Bringing together researchers from all the fields of social science, the conference aims to promote enriching and pluralist dialogue over various aspects of Regional, European and Global Politics. This year the Politeia Conference will focus on the topic “Europe at the Crossroads: Leadership, Challenges and State of Play”.

Our Speakers

The names of our keynote speakers will be gradually announced.

Margaritis Schinas
Chief Spokesman, European Commission

He has worked for the European Commission since 1990 in various positions of responsibility mainly in the private offices of Commissioners. Mr. Schinas later served as Resident Director and Head of the Athens Office of DG ECFIN. As of 2014, President Juncker appointed Mr. Schinas Chief European Commission Spokesperson.

Margaritis Schinas
Chief Spokesman, European Commission
Ioannis Kefalogiannis, MP
Deputy Minister for Infrastructure

MP Ioannis Kefalogiannis is Member of Hellenic Parliament with Nea Dimokratia representing the Prefecture of Rethymno since June 2012. He is the Deputy Minister for Infrastructure of the Hellenic Republic.

Ioannis Kefalogiannis, MP
Deputy Minister for Infrastructure
Dr. Katerina Panagopoulos
Ambassador

Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic. Special Advisor to the Prime Minister. European Citizen 2017 - EP. Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play. President of the Associations “KALLIPATIRA” and International Center for Science and Hellenic Values. Honorary President of HAPSc.

Dr. Katerina Panagopoulos
Ambassador
Dr. Tien-Hui Chiang
Distinguished Professor

Vice President, RC04 (Sociology of Education), International Sociological Association, UNESCO. Constitutional Standing Committee, The World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, UNESCO. Fulbright Senior Scholar, US Department of State, USA
Distinguished International Professor, CSHETP of Pedagogical Department, University of Crete, Greece.

Dr. Tien-Hui Chiang
Distinguished Professor
Dr. Nikos Papadakis
Professor of Political Science

Dr. Papadakis is Professor and former Head of the Department of Political Science, at the University of Crete. He is the Deputy Director of the University of Crete Research Center for the Humanities, the Social and Education Sciences. He is the President of the Scientific Committee.

Dr. Nikos Papadakis
Professor of Political Science
Dr. Giovanna Campani
Professor - leading migration scholar

Professor Giovanna Campani, full professor at the University of Florence, teaches Cultural Anthropology, Gender Anthropology and Intercultural communication. Her professional profile was built in a multi-and-interdisciplinary field involving contributions from sociology, ethnology and education.

Dr. Giovanna Campani
Professor - leading migration scholar
Dr. Vassili Apostolopoulos
President, Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association

Dr. Apostolopoulos is the CEO of Athens Medical Group & President of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association (EENE). He is a General Council Member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) & a member of the Hellenic Observatory Advisory board, at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Dr. Vassili Apostolopoulos
President, Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association
Dr. Jinghan Zeng
Professor of China and International Studies

Dr. Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies at the Lancaster University. His research lies in the field of China's domestic and international politics. He is the author of The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion.

Dr. Jinghan Zeng
Professor of China and International Studies
Dr. Cristian Vaccari
Reader in Political Communication

Dr. Vaccari is Reader in Political Communication at the Loughborough University. He studies political communication by elites and citizens in comparative perspective using a variety of methods. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics.

Dr. Cristian Vaccari
Reader in Political Communication
Dr. Nikos Fokas
Professor of Sociology

Nikos Fokas is Professor of Sociology, and Head of MTA-ELTE-Peripato Research Group. In 2014, he was a visiting professor, University of Athens. Research Fields include: Dynamics of Public Discourse in Mass Media, Complex Social Networks, Comparison of Political and Social Development of Greece and Hungary.

Dr. Nikos Fokas
Professor of Sociology
Dr. Spyridon Flogaitis
Director of the EPLO

Director of the EPLO and President of its Board of Directors. He is Professor of Administrative Law at the Law School of the University of Athens. Former President of the UN Administrative Tribunal and former Caretaker Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs and Caretaker Minister of Interior, Greece.

Dr. Spyridon Flogaitis
Director of the EPLO
Dr. Panos Liverakos
Team Leader with UNDESA / UNDP

A governance and public administration professional, currently engaged with the Astana Civil Service Hub as a senior knowledge management consultant. He served for many years as Chief Technical Advisor / Team Leader with UNDESA and UNDP. He graduated from the State University of New York with a PhD in political economy.

Dr. Panos Liverakos
Team Leader with UNDESA / UNDP
Dr. Raphael Heffron
Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability

Dr. Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). His work is international and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics.

Dr. Raphael Heffron
Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability
Dr. Angelos Syrigos, MP
Associate Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy

Angelos Syrigos is a member of the Greek Parliament. He is also associate Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy at the Department of International and European Studies at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.

Dr. Angelos Syrigos, MP
Associate Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy
Dr. Marco Martiniello
Professor of Social Sciences

Dr. Martiniello with a PhD in Political Science, is the Research Direcor at the National Fund for Scientific Research. He is Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the University of Malmö and Lecturer in Politics at the University of Liège. He is the director of the Centre d’Etudes de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations.

Dr. Marco Martiniello
Professor of Social Sciences
Dr. Panayiotis Ioakimidis
Professor Emeritus - European Integration

Dr. Ioakimidis is Professor Emeritus of European integration, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens. He has lectured widely on European Union issues in Europe and the USA and written extensively on European integration issues.

Dr. Panayiotis Ioakimidis
Professor Emeritus - European Integration

Conference Topics:

The conference will cover a broad range of issues.
Submissions should be related to European Politics. Other topics on International Relations and Political Science will be also considered.

TOPICS

Registration Plans

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HAPSc Member 25€
Undergraduate Students 30€
Postgraduate Students & PhD. Cand 70€
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HAPSc Member 40€
Undergraduate Students 50€
Postgraduate Students & PhD. Cand 90€
Extra Abstract fee: 30€

Frequently Asked Questions

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When will the conference take place?

The conference will take place from the 27th to the 29th of September 2019.

September is a great month to visit Greece. Not too hot, nor too crowded; wear your carefree mood, savour yummy Greek dishes and experience life on the beaches, in the villages and around archaeological sites.

source: Visit Greece

Where will the conference take place?

In the Zappeion Megaron. The Zappeion Megaron is part of the Greek historical and cultural heritage and is one of the most important neoclassical buildings in Greece. It was the first building to be constructed worldwide to serve the Olympic needs, while it has hosted a series of important historical events in our country, including the signing of the accession agreement of Greece to the European Union in 1979. The Palace’s part with the monumental columns, in which the first day of the Conference will take place, refers to the nascence of political philosophy developed in Greece.

How do I get registered?

Complete the registration form below and pay your registration fee through a bank transfer using the following information:

IBAN HAPSc Account at Piraeus Bank: GR63 0171 7490 0067 4914 3193 961

The submission of your fee should be accompanied by your name. In the explanation field, please, fill in the phrase “POL CONF”. In case of group registration please include the name and the surname of all the applicants.

  • Upon the completion of your transfer, please attach the proof of payment in an email and forward it to: int.conference@hapsc.org
  • More payment methods will be soon available.

How can I reserve a hotel room?

Athens as the capital of Greece has numerous hotels, apartments and other accommodation places. We advise you to make your reservation the soonest possible due to increased tourist flows at that time.

Organizer’s location

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38 Voukourestiou st., 10673, Athens GR

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