Professors
Sokratis Koniordos
Title
Professor
Nationality
Greek
Institute
University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Expertise in
Sociology, with emphasis in Economic Sociology
Other Reference
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Experience

Publications

Monographs

 Koniordos, S. M. (2018), World Value Survey-wave 7: Results for Greece, Athens, Dianeosis, September (in Greek) [p. 125].

 Koniordos, S. M. (2002), Weber's Thesis on the Protestant Ethic of Work, Patras: EAP (in Greek) [ISBN: 960-538-430-2].

 Koniordos, S. M. (2001), Towards a Sociology of Artisans: Continuities and Discontinuities in Comparative Perspective, Aldershot: Ashgate [ISBN: 0-7546-1891-3].

Edited Volumes

 Koniordos S. (ed.) (2016), Greek Society in the crisis crossroad – six years after, Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Hellenic Sociological Society,

Athens, Hellenic Sociological Society (in Greek) [ISBN: 978-960-9596-03-9].

 Koniordos, S.M. and Kyrtsis, A-A. (eds) (2014/5), The Handbook of European Sociology, New York and London, Routledge. [ISBN-10: 0415588804;

ISBN-13: 978-0415588805].

 Antonopoulou M. and Koniordos S. (eds) (2013), Greek Society 1975-2010:

Transformations, Realignments, Challenges, Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Hellenic Sociological Society, Athens, Hellenic Sociological Society (in Greek) [ISBN: 78-960-9596-01-5].

 Baert, P., Koniordos, S. M., Procacci, G. and Ruzza, C. (eds) (2010), Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, London: Routledge [ISBN10: 0-415-55873-5].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2010), Social Capital, Trust and Civil Society, Athens,

Papazisis editions (in Greek) [ISBN: 978-960-02-2503-7].

 Koniordos, S.M. and Fotopoulos, N. (eds) (2010), Poverty, Unemployment and

Education in a Globalised Context, Athens: KANEP/GSEE (in Greek) [ISBN:

978-960-99478-0-0].

 Kousis, M., Samatas, M. and Koniordos, S.M. (eds) (2010), Power and

Society: Essays in Honor of Constantine Tsoucalas, Athens: Kastaniotis (in

Greek) [ISBN: 978-960-03-5092-0].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2009), Modernity and Social Theory, Athens:

Gutenberg (in Greek) [ISBN: 978-960-01-1210-8].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2008), Theoretical Dilemmas and Social Reality,

Patras, Hellenic Open University (in Greek) [ISBN: 978-960-538-818-8].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2008), Facets of Contemporary Greek and European Society, Patras, Hellenic Open University (in Greek) [ISBN:

978-960-538-822-5].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2006), Texts in Economic Sociology. Athens:

Gutenberg (in Greek) [ISBN: 960-01-1080-8].

 Koniordos, S. M., Maratou-Alipranti, L. and Panagiotopoulou, R. (eds) (2006),

Social Developments in Modern Greece: Work, Education, Family, Deviance,

Athens: Sakkoulas (in Greek) [ISBN: 960-15-1681-6].

 Koniordos, S. M. (ed.) (2005), Networks, Trust and Social Capital: Theoretical

and empirical investigations from Europe, Aldershot: Ashgate [ISBN:

0-7546-3636-4].

 Moschonas A. and Koniordos, S. M. (eds) (2004), European Integration and

Labour Relations, Athens: Gutenberg, (in Greek) [ISBN: 960-01-0996-6].

 Panagiotopoulou R., Koniordos, S. M. and Maratou-Alipranti, L. (eds) (2003), Globalization & Contemporary Society, Athens: EKKE (in Greek) [ISBN:

960-7093-84-4].

Edited Journal Special Issues

 Koniordos, S. M. (2008), editor, special issues titled “Research in Economic Sociology”. International Review of Sociology, vol. 18 (2), July.

 Koniordos, S. M. (2007), editor, special issues titled “Current Economic Sociology: Problems and Prospect”. Current Sociology, vol. 55(1).

Koniordos, S. M. (2004), editor, special issues titled “Social Capital”. Koiwnia Politwn (Civil Society), Νο 10 (in Greek).

Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes

 “Migrants mean remittances! Perhaps not that much anymore!”, (2018), St Antony's College, University of Oxford, SEESOX Diaspora Working Paper Series.

 “Extended Report of a Survey of 230 Greek Emigrants”, (forthcoming 2019), mimeo.

 “An Overview of Greece’s ‘Brain Drain’ and the Crisis: Morphology and Beyond”, (2017), in Ch. Giousmpasoglou, E. Marinakou and V. Paliktzoglou (eds), Brain Drain in Higher Education: the case of the Southern European Countries and Ireland, New York, Nova Publishing, σελ. 17-70.

 “Brain Drain in Higher Education in Europe: Current trends and future perspectives“ (2017) (with Charalampos Giousmpasoglou), in Ch. Giousmpasoglou, E. Marinakou and V. Paliktzoglou (eds), Brain Drain in Higher Education: the case of the Southern European Countries and Ireland, New York, Nova Publishing, pp. 245-278.

 “ΝΕΕΤs in Greece: Social features, education and dexterities’ profiles”, (2016), Sokratis Koniordos, Yiannis Kamarianos, Kostas Tsioumis, Anastasia Christodoulou, Prokopis Pandis, Christos Zagkos Ζάγκος, in N. Papadakis, A. Kyridis and N. Fotopoulos (eds), Youth and NEETs in Crisis’ Greece”, Athens, I. Sideris publications, pp. 109-138 (in Greek).

 “The financial crisis and the crisis of sociology” (2016), in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2016), Greek Society in the crisis crossroad – six years after, Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Hellenic Sociological Society, Athens, Hellenic Sociological Society (in Greek), pp. 219-223.

 “Greek Political Elites and Neo-liberalism’s Charm: Their contribution in the creation of the economic crisis” (2016), in A-I Metaxas (ed.), Political Science: Interdisciplinary and cross-sectional approach to political action, volume IV: Political Sociology – Social participation and political participation, Athens, I. Sideris editions, pp. 439-456.

 “Universities and the Crisis in Greece: Neo-liberalism in practice?» (2015), Bulletin de l’ASES, «Des États-Unis à l’Europe, Universités en régime néolibéral», vol. 42 – Mars, 21-27.

 “Economic Crisis and Social Crisis of Trust” (2014), in Stella Zambarloukos and Maria Kousis (eds), Social Facets of the Crisis in Greece, Athens, Pedio publication, pp. 69-99 (in Greek).

 “Social Networks”, in B. Kaldis (ed.)(2013), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.

 “Social Capital”, in B. Kaldis (ed.)(2013), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Sage: Thousand Oaks, CA.

 “Enquête on the current financial crisis, Sokratis Koniordos – Greece”, European Societies, 2012, vol. 14:1, 139-141.

“Living on Borrowed Money: On the Social Context and Responses of the Current Greek Crisis”, Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter, 2011, vol. 12 (3) July, pp. 48-57.

 “Le Universitá Greche: Una Crisi Permanante”, traduzione di Marina Lops, Meno di Zero, I, No 1, Maggio-Giugno, 2010.

 “Corruption, Informal Economy, and Crisis: Readings” (2010), Contemporary Education, vol. 31, issue no 162, pp. 124-126 (in Greek).

 “The New Economic Sociology as Reaction to ‘Economic Imperialism’: The notion of embededness”, Science and Society, 2010, issue No 25, pp. 163-185 (in Greek).

 “Social Capital, and Trust (and Civil Society): Problematizations from Sociology”, in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2010), Social Capital and Civil Society, Athens, Papazisis editions, pp. 99-129 (in Greek).

 “Introduction”, in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2010), Social Capital and Civil Society, Athens, Papazisis editions, pp. 13-25 (in Greek).

 “Editors’ Introduction”, in Koniordos, S.M. and Fotopoulos, N. (eds) (2010), Poverty, Unemployment and Education in a Globalised Context, Athens: KANEP/GSEE (in Greek), pp. 19-28.

 Baert, Partick and Koniordos, Sokratis “Introduction”, in P. Baert, S. Koniordos, G. Procacci and C. Ruzza (eds)(2010), Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, London/New York, Routledge, pp. 1-10.

 “Public Sociology and Sociology in Greece” in Kousis, M., Samatas, M. and Koniordos, S.M. (eds) (2010), Power and Society: Essays in Honor of Constantine Tsoucalas, Athens: Kastaniotis, pp. 174-195 (in Greek).

 “Modernity and Modern Social Thought”, in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2009), Modernity and Social Theory, Athens: Gutenberg (in Greek), pp. 11-36 (in Greek).

 “Social Capital Contested” (2008), International Review of Sociology, vol. 18(2), July, pp. 317-337.

 “The Question of Social Embeddedness and Social Construction of Socio-economic Phenomena”, in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2008), Facets of Contemporary Greek and European Society, Patras, Hellenic Open University, pp. 135-184 (in Greek).

 Book review of Nee, Victor and Richard Swedberg (eds), 2007: On Capitalism, Stanford University Press, in Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter, vol. 9, Number 3 (July 2008), pp. 27-9.

 “Sociology, Economic” (2007), article for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, W. Darity (ed.), Macmillan Reference USA (Thomson Gale), New York.

 “Social Capital” (2007), article for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edition, W. Darity (ed.), Macmillan Reference USA (Thomson Gale), New York.

 Sokratis Koniordos et altri (Fame consortium”) (2007), “Decomposing and Recomposing Occupational Identities—A Survey of Theoretical Concepts”, in

A. Brown, S. Kirpal and F. Rauner (eds.), Identities at Work, Dordrecht,

Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 13–44 [ISBN-101-4020-4988-9].

 “Economic Sociology: Problems and Prospects” (2007), Current Sociology, 55

(1), σελ. 5-10 [DOI: 10.1177/0011392107070130].

 “Social Capital: Between theoretical clarity and confusion” (2006), Science

and Society, Νο 16, spring-summer, pp. 1-38 (in Greek).

 “Partytocracy, ‘Means’ and Social Capital: Regulating research in Greece”, in

A. Afouxenidis and M. Alexakis (eds) (2006), Political Sociology: Six papers dedicated to Ioanna Lambiri-Dimaki, Athens, Papazisis, pp. 83-101 [ISBN-960-02-2036-0] (in Greek).

 “Managers’ Views on the Work of their Employees: Empirical Research focusing in hotel sector in Crete”, in S. Katsikidis (ed.) (2006), Social Phenomena: Analytical Approaches, Athens, Gutenberg, pp. 175-202 (in Greek).

 “Old and New Economic Sociology: Brief introduction”, in S. Koniordos (ed.) (2006), “Texts in Economic Sociology”, Athens, Gutenberg, pp. 17-36 (in Greek).

 “The Role of Informal ‘Personal’ Networks in the Formation of Small Independent Entrepreneurs of Working Class Origins: A comparison across time”, εις S. Koniordos, L. Maratou-Alipranti and R. Panagiotopoulou (eds) (2006), Social Developments in Modern Greece: Work, Education, Family, Deviance, Athens: A. Sakkoulas Editions, pp. 27-65 (in Greek).

 Sokratis Koniordos and Christina Karakioulafi (2005), “Preparedness Towards Enlargement in Microenterprises in Greece: The role of social capital”, in Maria Grazia Melchionni (a cura di), Le relazioni transmediterranee nel tempo presente: dialogo interculturale, integrazione, modernizzazione, conflitti, Soveria Mannella, Rubbettino, pp. 331-47.

 Roy Panagiotopoulou and Sokratis Koniordos (2005), “Exploring e-Modernization of Democracy and Governance: Evidence from Greece”, in Maria Grazia Melchionni (a cura di), Le relazioni transmediterranee nel tempo presente: dialogo interculturale, integrazione, modernizzazione, conflitti, Soveria Mannella, Rubbettino, pp. 349-69.

 “Corporate Social Responsibility and Small and Medium-sized Entreprizes”, Civil Society (2005), Νο 11, pp. 53-67 (in Greek).

 “Informal Support Networks in the Making of Small Independent Businesses: Beyond ‘Strong’ and ‘Weak’ Ties?”, in Sokratis M. Koniordos (ed.) (2005), Networks, Trust and Social Capital: Theoretical and empirical investigations from Europe, Aldershot, Ashgate, pp. 167-85.

 “Work Relations in Micro-entreprizes in a European Context”, in A. Moschonas and S. Koniordos (eds) (2004), European and Labour Relations, Athens, Gutenberg, pp. 375-93 (in Greek).

“About the ‘New’ Economic Sociology, Review of Social Research, issue Νο 108-109, 2002, pp. 69-99 (in Greek).

 Sokratis Koniordos, Alan Brown, Olga Strietska-Ilina & Nikitas Patiniotis

(2001), “Changing vocational identities in Europe: reflections on how vocational identities are decomposed and reconstructed from the Czech Republic and Greece”, Fourth International Conference ‘Vocational Education and Training Research’, University of Wolverhampton, 16-18 July 2001, Text available via: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001778.htm .

 “Informal Power Structures in Labour Relations: Employer-control Strategies in Greek Small Enterprises”, εις Globalisation, Competition and Governance of Employment and Work Conditions in Europe: Structures, Actors and Strategies: State of Play and Directions of Change. Madrid: Escuela de Relaciones Laborales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2001, text available via: http://www.ucm.es/info/femp/irec/PROGRAM.htm .

 “Lifelong Learning, Flexibility and Character: Return of Alienation?”, in D. Apollo, O-B. Fure andL. Svåsand (eds), Approaching a New Millenium: Lessons from the Past – Prospects for the Future. Bergen: University of Bergen, 2001.

 “The Problematic Relation between Environmental Protection and Socio-economic Development: The case of bioethanol”, in I. Nestoros, V. Pesmatzoglou and M. Samatas (eds) (2000), Contemporary Currents in the Social Sciences: Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Athens, Typothito-G. Dardanos, pp. 121-34 (in Greek).

 “European Integration, Securing Employment and Policies for SMEs: Aims and contradictions”, in A. Moschonas (ed.) (2000), European Union: Topical Issuus”, Athens, Exandas, pp. 145-78, (in Greek).

 “The ‘Development’ of Development Programs, Artisans and the Dictatorship 1967-1974”, Review of Social Research, issue No 103, 2000, pp. 27-56 (in Greek).

 “Authoritarian Structures in Labour Relations: Continuities and discontinuities in employers’ strategies of control in small firms in manufacturing”, in Structures and Relations of Power in Contemporary Greece, Athens, Foundation of Sakis Karagiorgas, 2002, pp. 818-37,(in Greek).

 “Lifelong Learning: The Implications for the Universities in the European Union. Greece: National Report”, Prof. Nikos Kokosalakis and Dr. Sokratis M. Koniordos, TSER PL980025, Contract Number SOE2-CT982-043 Centre of Social Morphology ans Social Policy (KEKMOKOP), Panteion University, Athens, November 2000.

 “Research Report on the Questionnaire of Teaching Staff of the Department of Sociology”, in Appraisal of the Education Work and Services of the Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethymno, University of Crete, 2000, pp. 75-105 (in Greek).

 “The Population, the Sample and the Restrictions of Empirical Research”, in S. Babanasis et altri (eds) (1992), Greek SMEs confronting Technological Challenges, in two vol., Athens, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, 1992, pp. 82-100 (in Greek).

“Enterprise Organization and Innovativeness”, in S. Babanasis et altri (eds)

(1992), Greek SMEs confronting Technological Challenges, in two vol.,

Athens, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, 1992, pp. 388-476 (in Greek).

 “Characteristics of Innovation in Enterprises in Micro-electronics-Informatics”, in S. Babanasis et altri (eds) (1992), Greek SMEs confronting Technological Challenges, in two vol., Athens, Institute of

Mediterranean Studies, 1992, pp. 652-713, 735-757, 781-799 (in Greek).

Awards

2018 – Appointment as Expert of the Discipline Innovation and Research Base for Moral Education to Adolescents. Duration of appointment is for five years at CIPE, Northeast Normal University. Ministry of Education of the P. R. of China, State Administrations of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R. of China.

2018 – Certificate of Acknowledgement and Gratitude, International Secretariat, World Value Survey Association, Vienna Austria.

Professional Activities

- Chair (elected) of National [Sociological] Associations Council, European Sociological Association (2017-2019).

- Editor, Greek Sociological Review (February 2013-present)

- European Sociological Association (ESA); member of the Executive Committee; current period 2017-2019. Past Exec member; periods 2005-2007,

2007-2009, 2013-2015.

- Principal Investigator for the World Values Survey in Greece (2013-present)

- Chair, Editorial Board, European Societies, Journal of the European

Sociological Association (2008-2017).

- COST Action on “Financial Crisis, Systemic Risks and Credit” IS0902,

member, national representative for Greece, Management Committee

(2010-2014).

- Editor of the Routledge/ESA “Studies in European Societies” book series

(2007-2009).

- ESA Vice-president for publications (2007-2009).

- Co-chair, Economic Sociology Research Network (2000-2001, 2002-2003,

2004-2005); board member (2009-2011, 2011-2013, 2013-2015).

- Hellenic Sociological Society – Chair (2014-2015), Vice-chair (2012-2013);

Board member (2010-2012; 2016-2017; 2017-2019).

- Greek Sociological Association, member (2000-2002); chair, control

committee (2002-2004).

Director, Graduate Studies Programme in Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete, 2011 (April) – 2013 (May).

Course Coordinator, European Civilization Programme, The Hellenic Open University, Annual Course: “Developments in the European Civilization in the 20th Century” (EPO 41), 2006-2016.

 Course Coordinator, European Civilization Programme, The Hellenic Open University, Annual Course: “Special Topic in European Civilization” (EPO 42), 2002-2011.

Reviewer & Board membership in Professional Journals

• Arab Review of Social Sciences - Member of International Advisory Committee • British Journal of Sociology

• Civil Society (in Greek) – Member of Editorial Board

• Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy – Member of Editorial Board • Current Sociology

• European Societies – Chair & Member of Editorial Board • Greek Review of Political Science (in Greek)

• Greek Sociological Review (in Greek) – Editor

• International Review of Sociology

• Journal of Business Ethics

• Review of Social Research (in Greek) – Member of Editorial Board

• Social Currents

• South European Society & Politics

• Journal of Rural Studies

• Socio-Economic Review

• Studia Humanistyczne AGH – Member of Editorial Advisory Board

• Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (TESG) (Journal of Economic and Social Geography)

Participation in Research Programmes

2017 - (March-December) ‒ Principal Investigator, “The Making of the Modern Greek Diaspora: Collaborative Research, Graduate Teaching /Mentoring and Curriculum Co-Development”, Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP), Institute of International Education (IIE), Washington, DC, USA.

2016 - (January-October) – Expert Researcher. “Social integration of young people not in education, training and employment – Neets”, EEA Grants (administered by the General Secretariat of Research, KANEP/GSEE & University of Crete.

2015 - present ‒ Main Researcher. “Outward Migration from Greece during the Crisis: The educated middle class on the move”.

2014-2015 – Director. “Retraining Graduates Program. Updating Skills & Competencies in Social Research and Social Data Analysis”, European Resources Administrative Sector, Greek Ministry of Education & Lifelong Learning.

2013 (December) - 2014 (December) – Researcher. “’Diadrasis’, L-L Program”, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and Life-long Learning Secretariat, Greek Ministry of Education.

2013 - present – Principal Investigator for Greece. World Values Survey (WVS), 6th wave – in collaboration with EKKE, Greece.

2005-2012 – Consultant-Expert in Sociology of Work, at the Academy of Work, General Confederation of Labour of Greece (KANEP/GSEE).

2007-2008 – Main Researcher. Authorship of proposal of the Academy of Work KANEP/GSEE, Athens, of Post-graduate (Masters-level) Program in Labour Relations. Program is to be administered by the Hellenic Open University (HOU). Proposal has been positively evaluated.

2005-2006 – Expert. “Monitoring of Quality of Life in Europe” - Lot 1. General Co-ordinator: Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria. Research supervised by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Dublin, Ireland.

2005 – National Co-ordinator and Main Researcher. Research titled: “Establishment of a European Observatory with the Aim to Inform the Social Policy Debate and to Provide Analytical Input for the Report on the Social Situation in the European Union». General Co-ordinator: University of Aberdeen. Research supervised by the European Commission, DG Employment and Social Affairs.

01/06/2003-31/12/2004 – Research Coordinator of Sub-programme and Main Researcher. Sub-research titled: “Preparedness towards Enlargement in Family-based Micro-enterprises in Manufacturing in Italy, Greece, Spain, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey: The role of social capital”. Program titled: “The trans-Mediterranean relations”, General co-ordinator: The European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet-Luigi Einaudi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. 01/01/2000-31/12/2001 – Researcher. Title of Research: “Vocational Identity, Flexibility and Mobility in the European Labour Market (FΑΜΕ)”. Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission. Co-ordinator: Institute of Technology and Education (ITB), University of Bremen.

01/03/1999-30/11/2000 – Researcher. Tile of Research: “Life-Long Learning: The Implications for Universities in the European Union”. Program: Targeted Socio-Economic Research (TSER),

European Commission. Coordinator: Panteion University-KEKMOKOP, Athens. 14/11/1999-14/01/2000 – Researcher. Evaluation of the Educational Work and Services Provided by the Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete.

1990-1992 – Researcher. Co-funding Program by GGET-EOMMEH. Title: “Greek SMEs confronting technological challenges: Innovativeness and Policy of SMEs in Micro-electronics-Informatics”, Foundation of Mediterranean Studies, Athens 1983 – Member, Work group by the Greek Minister of Social Security: Study of the Draft Law on «Motherhood», Decision No Α 218 from 23/03/1983.

Participation in Evaluations and the Organization of Conferences

2016-2018 – Evaluator, Onassis Foundation Scholarship programme.

2017 – Evaluator, COST Domain of Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) proposals, External Expert Panel, Brussels.

2017 – Evaluator, Department of Expertise Directorate of the Program of Megagrants LLC Inconsult K., Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

2017 – Evaluator, Action “Social impact and public policies in the fields of Energy, Industry, Urban Planning and the Internet Infrastructure”, GSRT-SIEMENS SA Research Projects. General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

2014-09/2016 – Chair, Local Organisation Committee, 13th European Sociological Association Conference, Athens, 29 August – 1 September 2017.

2015 – Chair, Scientific and Organisation Committee, 5th Greek Sociological Society Conference, “Greek Society at the Crisis Crossroads: Six years after”, Athens, Dept of Communication and Mass Media, 10-12 December 2015.

2015 – Evaluator, The Russian International Affairs Council, Russian Science Foundation (RSF).

2015 – Action 'Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion', EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 call, Programme area 'Research within Priority Sectors', Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

2013 – Evaluator, Trans-National Action, “Social Sciences with a focus on the Economic Crisis” General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs 14-18, Mesogeion Av., Athens, Greece.

2013 – Evaluator, European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci Project Evaluation, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Brussels Belgium, Unit P3 - Lifelong Learning: Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, Call for proposals EAC/S07/12, period 06/05/2013 to 08/05/2013.

2013 – Evaluator, COST Domain of Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) proposals, External Expert Panel, Brussels, 4-5 March.

2013 – Evaluator, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Russian call (New Eurasia Foundation), February - April, 2013.

2012 – Evaluator, Foundation of State Scholarships (Greece), Evaluation of applications for PhD and post-graduate studies, October.

2012 – Evaluator, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Brussels Belgium, Unit B4 – VET policy, Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, EAC/S01/2012 – Pilot project on Sector Skills Alliances, 17-21 September.

2012 – Member of organizing committee, Conference on the Social Implications of the Crisis, Postgraduate Studies Programme, Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethimno, Crete, 03-31 May.

2012 – Evaluator, European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci Project Evaluation, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Brussels Belgium, Unit P3 - Lifelong Learning: Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, Indicators and Dissemination, 13-14 February and 18-20 May.

2011 – Member of organizing committee, 3rd Conference of Hellenic Sociological Association, Athens, Harokopeio University, 3-5 November.

2011 – Member of organizing committee/board, sessions of the Economic Sociology Research Network (RN09), European Sociological Association, Geneva, University of Geneva, 7-10 September.

2011 – Evaluator, European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci Project Evaluation, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Brussels Belgium, Unit P3 - Lifelong Learning: Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, Indicators and Dissemination, 20-22 March and 16-20 May 2011.

2011 – Evaluator, International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the Project Management Agency c/o German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Russian call (New Eurasia Foundation), July-August.

2011 – Evaluator, Promotion Foundation, Cyprus, Nicosia 1683, Cyprus, July-August.

2009 – Chair, Semi Plenary Session IV: “State, Politics and Global Economy”, Speakers: Frederic Lordon, Manuel VillaVerde; Discussant: Rui Pena Pires, 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Lisbon, Portugal, 3 September 2009.

2009 – Organiser, “Meet the Author” sessions in the context of the 10th European Sociological Association, Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-6th September.

2009 – Evaluator, European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci Project Evaluation, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Brussels Belgium, Unit P3 - Lifelong Learning: Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, Indicators and Dissemination, 26-27 March and 2-5 June 2009.

2009 – Sociology Panel Member, Research Council for Culture and Society at the Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 13 February.

2008 – Evaluator, European Commission, “National Lifelong Learning Strategies” (NLFS), Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA/17/08), Lifelong Learning: Leonardo da Vinci & Studies, indicators and Dissemination - Unit P3, Brussels Belgium, 8 –12 September. 2008 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee, European Sociological Association PhD Summer School on “Sociology and the Quality of Life”, Dept. of Sociology, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 13-19 July.

2008 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee, International Conference the Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete, “Sociology for the 21rst Century: Theoretical and Critical Approaches”, Dept of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 05-07 June.

2008 – Member, So-CA Expert Panel, “Social Capital and Networks of Trust”, Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 13 -15 May.

2008 – Evaluator, COST Domain of Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health, External Expert Panel, Brussels, 26-27 February.

2008 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee, International Conference of KANEP/GSEE on “Poverty, Education and Social Inequalities in the Age of Globalization», Athens, 29-30 January.

2007– Academic Coordinator & Chair, special sessions of the “South European Societies Research Network”, Eighth ESA Conference, Glasgow Caledonian

University & University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 3-6 September. 2004-2005 – Critical Reader of Texts for the Hellenic Open University course EPO 12.

2005 – Academic Coordinator & Co-chair, special sessions of the “Economic Sociology Research Network” in the Seventh ESA Conference, University of Torun, 9-12 September, Poland.

2003-2009 – Evaluator, European Commission, Leonardo da Vinci Evaluation – full proposals, Brussels.

2003-2006 – Evaluator, INTAS, Brussels.

2004-2005 – Member, Evaluation Committee for the High School book on Sociology, Educational Institute, Athens.

2004 – Academic Coordinator & Chair, “International Conference: Economic Sociology: Problems and Prospects”, Dept. of Sociology, University of Crete, and Economic Sociology Research Network της European Sociological Association, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, University of Crete, 8-10 September.

2004 – Academic Coordinator & Chair, “Workshop on Social Capital and SMEs”, European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet, University of Crete, 7-8 September. 2004 – Academic Coordinator & Chair of Session No 51: Adaptations to Globalization: The role of social capital στο 36th World Congress, International Institute of Sociology, Beijing, China, 7-12 July.

2004 – Evaluator, European Commission, Research Directorate-General Sixth Framework Programme, Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area. Priority 7: Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society, Call 1; Panel on topic 1.1.2 “Knowledge Dynamics and Economic and Societal Development in Europe and its Regions”, Brussels.

2004 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee, International Conference, “Social transformations in the Age of Globalization”, Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-18 January.

2003 – Evaluator, “Heraklitos Program”, Greek Ministry of Education, Athens. 2003 – Academic Coordinator & Co-chair, special sessions of the “Economic Sociology Research Network” in the Sixth ESA Conference, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, 23-26 September.

2003 – Evaluator, European Commission, Research Directorate-General. Sixth Framework Programme, Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area. First Call Εvaluation. Priority 7: Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society.

2002 – Evaluator, European Commission, Research Directorate-General. Fifth Framework Programme, Key Action on Socio-economic Research. Third Call Εvaluation, Theme 1: The challenge of socio-economic development models for Europe.

2002 – Member, editorial board of journal Κοινωνία Πολιτών (Civil Society), in Greek.

2002 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee, 2nd Conference of the Hellenic Sociological Association, Aristoteleian University of Thessaloniki,

Thessaloniki, Greece, 8-10 November.

2001 – Academic Coordinator & Co-chair, special sessions of the “Economic Sociology Research Network” in the Fifth ESA Conference, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 28 August-1 September

2001 – Member, Scientific and Organizational Committee ΕΚΚΕ/SEK, “Social Developments in Contemporary Greece and Europe, Panteion University, Athens, 25-27 May.

2000 – Academic Coordinator & Co-chair, International Summer School, “Industrial Relations and European Integration”, University of Crete, Rethymno, Crete, Greece, 11-16 September.

2000 – Chair, Workshop 521, “Lifelong Learning, Flexibility and the University”, The 7th International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) Conference, “Approaching a New Millenium: Lessons from the Past – Prospects for the Future”, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 14-18 August.

1999 – Member, Evaluation Committee, High School book on the Sociology of Work-Work Environment, Pedagogical Institute, Athens.

1998-1999 – External Evaluator, Study Program of the Dept. of Social Welfare, TEI, Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.