News
  • A greetings note from the President of EKKE

    It is self-evident that in a time of deep crisis social research must contribute to the understanding of the causes and effects of emerging social problems and, at the same time, assist in confronting and solving them.

     

  • PIAAC Website

    PIAAC (Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) Website is now available.

  • Research Programme “Research concerning the mapping of existing structures on integration as well as of needs in such structures” (2.1.a/11)

    Completion of Research Programme "Research concerning the mapping of existing structures on integration as well as of needs in such structures" (2.1.a/11)

  • Research Programme “Meta-analysis on existing immigration research on fields relevant to integration (healthcare, social security, employment, education)” (2.1.b/11)

    Completion of Research Programme "Meta-analysis on existing immigration research on fields relevant to integration (healthcare, social security, employment, education)" (2.1.b/11)

  • Research Programme “Development of a cooperation network linking representatives of Member States of the Mediterranean, which face similar challenges with Greece regarding the integration of third country nationals” (4.1.a/11)

    Completion of Research Programme "Development of a cooperation network linking representatives of Member States of the Mediterranean, which face similar challenges with Greece regarding the integration of third country nationals" (4.1.a/11)

  • Book Edition

    Publication: "New poverty and social exclusion: Policies combating poverty and social exclusion and the establishment of a minimum guaranteed income"
    Editing: Dionyssis Balourdos, Maria Petraki
    Hellenic Parliament, Minutes of the Special Session of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs, 2012

  • The Social Portrait of Greece 2012

    The National Centre for Social Research () announces that the Social Portrait of Greece 2012 is published.

  • GREEK REVIEW OF SOCIAL RESEARCH - Issue 136


    EKKE published the GREEK REVIEW OF SOCIAL RESEARCH: Special issue - 136 "Contemporary social inequalities"


Welcome to EKKE
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History and background


The National Center of Social Research –- was established in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO and is the only public institution in Greece dedicated to the social sciences. is a public law legal entity supervised by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education and religious matters.

Since its establishment, :
  • Has established a research tradition in areas such as social policy, political sociology and electoral geography, social geography and social anthropology.
  • Conducts social research on a wide range of subjects, constantly enriching a decades-long tradition with issues of current importance
  • Provides support to the State by designing and evaluating public policies at the national, regional and local level, as well as providing research and expertise reports aiming at the timely indication of critical social and political issues
  • Maintains constant international collaboration by its presence in international research and expertise networks as well as major European research programs
  • Contains one of the countrys largest libraries for the social sciences that provides support for its research activity as well as for the social sciences and research in Greece more generally.
  • Publishes print and free access digital works related to the research on and analysis of aspects of contemporary Greek society. An important number of EKKEs publications are included in the syllabuses of University Department courses
  • Publishes The Greek Review of Social Research, the countrys oldest social sciences journal and one of the first scientific journals to have adopted the blind peer review system.

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