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This international scientific conference aspires to delve into Greece’s timeless connection with the Mediterranean—from Odysseus’ maritime adventures to contemporary commercial navigation.

Despite historical shifts, the Mediterranean has been a constant backdrop, witnessing pivotal moments in Greek history.

While Greece’s focus shifted to Western Europe after joining the European Economic Community in 1981, recent years prompt a reevaluation. Post-memoranda, Greece seeks to leverage its unique position in the Mediterranean.

This conference, timed with the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, aims to rekindle public interest in the region.

It serves as a tribute to the 1821 uprising, fostering dialogue on “Greece in the Mediterranean” to reinvigorate awareness of this vital aspect of Greek identity.

Call for Contributions/ Abstracts:

Scholars, researchers, and professionals are invited to contribute to the international scientific conference by submitting an abstract of maximum 2 pages (including possible figures, tables, acknowledgements, and references) in Greek, English or French (as MS Word file).

Abstracts should be the summary of original research studies, review analyses, technical notes, project reports, brief reports, or communications covering a wide spectrum of topics enduring ties with the Mediterranean.

Contributions will be accepted after peer review based on their quality, originality, and relevance to the conference theme.

We look forward to receiving your paper and hope to see you actively taking part in the Conference.


The official language of the conference will be Greek, reflecting the official language of the host country. However, to accommodate a diverse audience, we welcome submissions and presentations in English and French.  The conference will be supported by live professional simultaneous interpreting services to ensure effective communication across all three languages.


Submissions are sought across a spectrum of subjects, including but not restricted to:

  • Greece, Europe, Mediterranean
  • Long-Term Development Trends of the Greek Economy and its Mediterranean Relations
  • Greek Agriculture in the Mediterranean Context
  • Historical Narratives
  • Geopolitical Transformations
  • Regional Geopolitics
  • Demographic Trends, Forced Displacement, Migration Patterns and Human Mobility
  • (Maritime) Trade Networkds in a Connected Mediterranean
  • Climate Change Impact on Mediterranean Environments
  • Strategic Choices and Integration in the European Context
  • Marine Biodiversity in the Mediterranean and Greek Seas
  • Greek Tourism and Mediterranean Competition


  • Angelos Kotios University of Piraeus, GR
  • Andreas Floros Ionian University, GR
  • Elena Theodoropoulou University of the Aegean, GR
  • Theodoros Stathis Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR
  • Aliki Mouriki Hellenic National Center of Social Research, and Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR
  • Giorgos Prevelakis Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, FR
  • Panagiotis Roilos Harvard University, USE
  • Georgios Georgis Neapolis University Pafos, CY
  • Maira Myrogianni Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GR
  • Dimitris Kirmikiroglou University of Athens, and Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GR
  • Giannis Theotokas University of Piraeus, GR
  • Tzelina Charlafti University of Crete, GR
  • Stergios Bampanasis University of the Aegean, and Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR
  • Yannis Doukas University of Athens, and Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR
  • Pavlos Petidis University of Athens, and Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR
  • Napoleon Maravegias University of Athens, and Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, GR


Call for Abstracts:

5 April 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline:

10 June 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance:

12 July 2021

Registration Deadline:

10 September 2021

Full Paper Submission:

10 September 2021


25-26 November 2021

Note: For full paper submission please refer to the available publication opportunities.


Studies presented at the conference may be considered for publication, pending review in accordance with the editorial policies of each respective journal listed below:

Alternatively, authors of selected full paper studies written in Greek and presented at the conference will have the opportunity to publish their work as a chapter contribution in the following edited book. This is contingent upon additional review and ensuring alignment with the book’s objectives.

  • Maravegias, N. & Babanasis, S. (Eds). 1821 – 2021 Η Ελλάδα στη μεσόγειο. Γεωπολιτικές, πολιτικές, οικονομικές, περιβαλλοντικές, πολιτιστικές διαστάσεις. Papazisis: Athens, Greece. ISBN: 9789600238990


Mansion Andrea Syngrou (“Yiannos Kranidiotis” Amphitheatre)
Vasilissis Sofias Ave 5 & Zalokosta str, 10671, Athens

The Andreas Syggrou Mansion, currently serving as the headquarters of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stands as a testament to neoclassical elegance. Constructed between 1872 and 1873, this architectural gem was brought to life by the renowned German architect Ernst Ziller. The meticulous supervision of the initial phase by military engineer Nikolaos Tsoutsos and subsequent oversight by the French engineer and architect Frederic Piat, who also lent his expertise to the interior decoration, ensured the seamless realization of Ziller’s vision.

Following the passing of Andreas Syggrou’s wife, Ifigenia Mavrokordatou, in 1921, the mansion became a generous bequest to the Greek State. Today, it stands as a proud symbol of history and diplomacy, embodying the union of architectural splendor and national significance.


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