Panteion University is the only Greek university specifically dedicated to social and political sciences. Panteion emphasises the promotion of interdisciplinarity, innovation and the advancement of critical thinking in the study of social and political institutions, as well as social phenomena in Greece, the EU and globally. Research carried out at Panteion is of two types: theoretical research aiming at the creation of new knowledge in social and political theory and applied research seeking to understand contemporary social issues and develop efficient and sustainable solutions.

In 2020, Panteion participates in 131 projects: 28 funded by the EU, 24 funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and innovation (HFRI), 11 funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), 6 funded by the ERASMUS program, Panteion’s Lifelong Learning Centre (KEDIVIM) and the University’s Research Committee (ELKE), while 50 projects are based on private funding.

The following are a few of Panteion’s current projects:

  • BeSecure-FeelSecure: A Holistic Risk Management Approach for monitoring, assessing and forecasting the efficiency, sustainability and resilience of Piraeus (funded by the European Regional Development Fund). The project focuses on the formulation of innovative proposals for tackling issues related to sustainable urban development
  • The Impact of Technological Transformations on The Digital Generation (funded by DIGIGEN/ H2020). The project develops new knowledge around the use of technology by children and young adults and the impact of technological transformations in their daily lives
  • CoSIE: Co-creation of Service Innovation in Europe (funded by the European Commission). The project focuses on innovation and citizen participation in designing public services in Europe
  • BRECHT: Beyond the ‘Refugee Crisis’: Investigating Patterns of Integration of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greece (funded by HFRI). The project investigates patterns of managing the refugee crisis and develops innovative policy proposals
  • Growing & Enabling Information Technologies for Online Neighbourhoods: Implications & Applications (funded by HFRI). The project focuses on the development of innovative digital social media for local communities
  • Understanding Measuring and Monitoring Children’s Welfare: An Action Plan with “the Smile” (funded by HFRI). The project develops indicators for measuring child poverty/wellbeing
  • Social Solidarity Income: Evaluating its implementation (funded by NSRF). The project evaluates the implementation of the Guaranteed Minimum Income and develops proposals for its improvement
  • Metropolitan Peripheries in the European Space (funded by NSRF). The project explores the development of metropolitan peripheries in the European space
  • Government Funds and Fiscal Autonomy of Local Government in Greece (funded by NSRF). The study examines the decentralized system of administration and evaluates the funding system of Local Governments in Greece