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:
a) the study of social phenomena and social problems within Greece and globally,
b) the promotion of the study of sociology within the educational system of Greece,
c) the provision of collective and individual support to those who further the field of sociology and
d) the dissemination of sociological knowledge throughout Greek society.
The Hellenic Sociological Society has pursued these objectives in disparate ways. Events, colloquia and conferences that have been organized to the present include:
Sociology and Public Discourse, Colloquium, Drakopoulos Amphitheater, University of Athens, November 23, 2007
The contemporary significance of the work of Max Weber, International Conference, S. Karagiorgas Amphitheater, Panteion University, May 30-31,2008
Sociology, Pan-Hellenic Conference, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Athens, January 16-17, 2009
Civil Society under Duress
, Colloquium, Keynote Speaker Professor Peter Waldmann, University of Augsberg. Goethe Institute, Athens, May 22, 2009
“The Necessity for Comparison: Perspectives on Greek society,” Invited Lecture, Professor Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University. The Old University, Plaka, Athens, June 29, 2009
Risk Society and Challenges of the 21st century, International Conference, Keynote Speaker Professor Ulrich Beck, Titania Hotel, Athens, November 5-7, 2009.
The majority of the members of the society hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from universities of Greece or abroad.