GPSG Newsflash 01/2018


17 January 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We wish you a very happy, successful and rewarding 2018! The Greek Politics Specialist Group is also pleased to share the following news and details about forthcoming events and Calls for Papers:


Grant Capture: In December 2017, GPSG was awarded a grant by Dianeosis to conduct a “Comparative Analysis of the Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Greece: Personal Experiences, Best Practices and Policy Proposals”. The results of the study are expected in September of 2018. Coordinators of the research are Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni (Leiden University) and Dr. Vasilis Leontitsis (Brighton University), both members of GPSG’s Executive Committee. If you are interested in its findings or in getting involved, please contact the project coordinators.

Methodological Seminar: We are also pleased to announce that “The Fundamentals of Research Design and Quantitative Analysis for Social Scientists” seminar was successfully organised on 18-22 December 2017 in Athens by the Greek Politics Specialist Group in collaboration with the Centre for Political Research, Panteion University. We would like to thank you for the large interest and active participation.


The Crisis Observatory of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy is organising a book launch event titled ‘Understanding the Greek Crisis: Answers to Key Questions about the State, the Economy and Europe’.

The event will take place on 18 January 2018, 18:00-20:00, at the Athens Conservatoire.


The Centre for European Research, hosted in the School of Politics and International Relations of Queen Mary University of London, is organising a roundtable event titled ‘Reset Europe: 60 years of European Integration’.

The event will take place on 22 January 2018, at Peoples’ Palace, Skeel Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London.

For more information please see here.



  1. The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Crete is organising the 2nd International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences (ICCONSS), 14-16 June 2018, Rethymno, Crete. The title of the Conference is “Public Policy at the Crossroads: Social Sciences Leading the Way?”.

Participants are invited to send a title and a summary (up to 500 words) of their proposed paper or the title(s) of the panel(s) together with the titles of the papers to be presented and the names and affiliations of the authors of each paper by 15th of February 2018.

The Call is attached as 2nd International Conference in Contemporary Social Sciences (ICCONSS).


  1. The ECPR Standing Group in Southern European Politics is organising a Section titled‘Southern Europe: Mapping Change and Moving On’at the European Consortium of Political Research General Conference, at the University of Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018.

Regarding geographical scope, the Section covers Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta. Intra-South European comparative studies are particularly welcome. Proposals for panels and papers from members and non-members of the Group are welcome.

Call deadline: 15 February 2018. The call is attached as Hamburg SG on SEP Call for Papers.


  1. The Department of Political Science and International Relations, School of Social and Political Sciences, of the University of the Peloponnese is organising the ‘The EU and the Balkans at the End of the Second Decade of the 21st Century’international conference. The conference will take place at the University of the Peloponnese, Corinth, Greece, 4-5 June 2018.

Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of about 250 words with their name, title and affiliation by 20 February 2018.

The call is attached as The EU and the Balkans at the End of the Second Decade of the 21st Century.


If you would like to share any news, advertise events or calls for papers, please contact Dr. Dimitris Skleparis.


Kind Regards,

Dimitris, on behalf of the GPSG Executive Committee.