Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

Fri 23 Oct 2015 09:00 - Sun 25 Oct 2015 18:00

Two events organised by Greek SoDaNet: Research Infrastructures for social data & Social Research in Greece today

The first one organised by the University of Crete, partner of So.Da.Net under the title “Research Infrastructures for social data: new opportunities and challenges for social research” will be held on 23rd – 24th October 2015 and the second one organised by the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, a partner of So.Da.Net, is entitled “Social research in Greece today: the need for co-operation in a fluid environment” and will be held on 24th – 25th October 2015.

The two workshops were conceived as an entity and the themes are thus interconnected.
During the first workshop, So.Da.Net partners will present the project deliverables, as well as, the benefits drawn and constraints encountered during the construction phase. The So.Da.Net RI will also be presented, followed by several roundtables discussions on issues such as documentation and archiving of social and political surveys.
Four round table sessions will be held focusing on several issues:

  1. social data documentation
  2. production and documentation of qualitative data namely biographical research and oral history
  3. documentation and archiving of social and political surveys: evolutions and strategies and
  4. the role of RIS and observatories in the formulation of social policy.

Among the invited speakers are So.Da.Net team members as well as representatives from other research organisations from Greece and abroad. They will state their points of view and make comments concerning the state of the art of social research in Greece, as well as, the potentialities of enhancing and promoting cooperation among the research organisations involved.

The programme is in Greek, with the exception of one presentation that will be held in english by Alberto Penadés, associate professor at the University of Salamanca. Dr Alexia Katsanidou who represents GESIS, will speak in Greek.
For more information, please visit the page on Greece in the National Data Archives section of the website.