First Call for Papers and Participation

The Social Sciences Research Division (SSRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing its first Annual International Conference on Social Sciences which will be held in Athens, Greece on 4-7 August 2014. In the past, the five research units of SSRD have organized 45 annual international conferences on economics, sociology psychology, politics & International Affairs, as well as the mass media & Communication. Papers from all branches of social sciences are welcome: Anthropology, Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Education, Human Geography, Political science, Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology. Papers on Social Research and Social Theory are also welcome.

The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, the official dinner (Greek Night of entertainment), coffee breaks and conference material. In addition, a number of cultural and educational activities are being organized such as an urban walk around Athens (which will include the Acropolis), an additional dinner, a special one-day cruise to the Greek islands and a visit to Delphi. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 6 January 2014 via email, to: Dr. Gregory A. Katsas, Head, Sociology Research Unit, ATINER and Associate Professor, The American College of Greece-Deree College, Greece. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (, President, ATINER. The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic association and its mission is to act as a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world – can meet in Athens in order to exchange ideas on their research and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 200 international conferences, symposiums and events. It has also published approximately 150 books. Academically, the Institute consists of five Research Divisions and twenty-three Research Units. Each Research Unit organizes an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects. Academics and researchers are more than welcome to become members and contribute to ATINER’s objectives. The members of the Institute can undertake a number of academic activities. If you want to become a member, please download the form (membership form). For more information or suggestions, please send an email to: