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Tourism: Economy - Development - Policy

The Postgraduate Studies Program of the Department of Planning and Regional Development organizes a lecture by Mr. Stefanos Karagiannis, Associate Professor of Economic Regional Development, Panteion University, on "Tourism: Economy - Development - Policy" on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 18:00 in the hall A2 of the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development


Europeanization under Authoritarian Rule: Greek Business and the Dynamics of the Democratic Transition in Greece.

Volos, 8/11/2017
18:30, Multimedia Room of the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology

The domestic impact of Europeanisation under authoritarian rule and the role the ‘EEC-oriented’ industrialists played in triggering the Greek transition to democracy forms an unexplored terrain. This paper argues that in view of the restructuring of the Greek foreign trade and its orientation to the EEC, the Greek industrialists embarked upon a strategy prioritising transition to electoral politics as a means towards rapprochement with the EEC –though not on ideological grounds.


From the stability of Greek production to the fluidity of international innovation networks

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, a lecture will take place within the framework of the postgraduate programs "New Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Development" and "Investments and Regional Development". The speaker will be Mr. Varelis Angelos, Pratt & Whitney's Engineering Manager on "From the stability of Greek production to the fluidity of international innovation networks". The seminar will take place at Room A1, at the Department of Economic Sciences (October 28, 78), at 7.00 pm and is open to the public.

The seminar program covers the topics of "Managing Change" and "Investing and Development". The aim is to raise change management concerns at various levels: mentality, leadership and experience development, reorganization, pivot change, changing the competitive landscape, transforming the business environment, changing the roles of actors, and so on, while also covering the fields of investment and development and, at the same time, seeking to integrate development planning anf the knowledge of attracting and capitalizing on investment. The seminar program is organized by the Departments of Planning, Regional Planning and Regional Development, Economics and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Thessaly.


10th International Congress of Internal Medicine

The 10th International Congress of Internal Medicine will take place on 22-24 March, 2018 in Athens, Greece.

The Congress is organized with the joint effort of the Institute of Internal Medicine and Hepatology and the Department of Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine of the University of Thessaly Medical School, Larissa, Greece.

We are glad that the Congress is organized in cooperation with the European Society for Swallowing Disorders, the Hellenic Association for the Study of Diabetic Foot, the Hellenic Association for the Study of the Liver, the Hellenic Diabetes Association, the Hellenic Sepsis Study Group, the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine and the Hellenic Stroke Organization. It is also endorsed by the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe and is under the auspices of the University of Thessaly Medical School.

This major annual event in Greece is attended nationally and internationally by upwards of 600-700 attendees from all over Greece and other countries in Europe and beyond, with the active participation of established international scientists and experts.



The Use of Digital Early Language Learning Applications in Early English Language

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly Computer (TIMMY / WW) and the Bio-Economy Institute of Agricultural Technology of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (IBD / CERTH) in collaboration with Mrs. Vassiliki Papaioannou, School Director of English Language of Senior and Secondary Education of Magnesia, co-organize an event on "Digital Educational Tools for the Support of English Language Learning in Early Childhood”.  The event will take place at Xenia Hotel in Volos, on Monday November 13th 2017, from 17:00 to 19:00. Registrations  will start at 16:30. The event is addressed to English language teachers working with young learners as well as to people interested in using computer technology, and in particular digital learning games technology, as an educational tool in the context of wider foreign language skills development activities. The event is organized under the European LanguageGames project, funded by the ERASMUS + program of the European Commission. The purpose of the research project, involving organizations from Romania, Estonia and the United Kingdom, is to develop digital tools based on emerging exploratory learning methodologies that promote language learning at an early age, contributing positively to more efficient production capacity language as well as the general cognitive development of a child. In the framework of the research project, digital application as well as supporting content for teachers has been developed. The learning application implements gaming technology in English learning. The audience will have the opportunity to be exposed to issues related to innovative learning methodologies that use gaming technology to develop language skills, to follow demonstration of the digital software developed within the LanguageGames research project, and to see results from use of LanguageGames learning intervention at day care centers and primary schools in Magnesia.
The audience will be given the LanguageGames software, teacher support content, and a participation certificate. More information is available on the research project website http://languagegames.eu.


Feeling of a Home

Viewing the movie "Feeling of a Home" / 15/11/2017 at 19:00 / Saratsi Amphitheater
Directed by Io Haviaras and Michalis Kastanidis
Duration: 26’
Year: 2017

Idomeni, 2016. The liveliness of the refugee camp, through the daily life of a Palestinian group, deals with border stories told by the eldest resident of the village. Ultimately, when and how can someone feel like they belong?

Biography of directors
Io Chaviaras is a visual and doctoral candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology of the Panteion University. She has participated in international exhibitions and has edited workshops and documentary festivals in Athens and Beirut.
Michalis Kastanidis is a filmmaker. He has studied Optical Anthropology and Ethnographic Documentary at the University of Barcelona


Life and Death at Nemea: The Hero Opheltes and the Origin of the Nemean Games

Jorge Bravo received his Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology from the University of California at Berkeley and is now Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Maryland.  His book, Excavations at Nemea IV: The Shrine of Opheltes, will be published in January by the University of California Press.  He is co-director of the American Excavations at Kenchreai and an NEH Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
The Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea was host to one of the great athletic festivals of ancient Greece, the Nemean Games, on par with the ancient Olympics.  In this talk I will describehow the ancient Greeks connected the origin of the Games with the myth of the hero Opheltes, a baby whose sudden death created a ritual obligation to honor the child with funerary rites and games.  Archaeological evidence from the Shrine of Opheltes at Nemea combines with literary and artistic testimony to shed light on how the bond between the Games and the child hero was celebrated throughout antiquity with ritual observances such as sacrifice and libations.  I will alsoexplore the cultural and political significance of this curious juxtaposition of the celebration of life and the commemoration of death, which constitutes an intricate expression of the ancient Greek conception of human mortality.


Spatial and Social Transformations in the refugee slum of Drapetsona, 1922-1940

Eleni Kyramargiou (postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Crete)
Drapetsona is situated on the western coast of Piraeus and it was developed as a refugee settlement for newcomers from Asia Minor in the early 1920s. Its proximity to the port and the industrial plants created favorable conditions for the process of urbanization that rapidly transformed the surrounding area. The vast majority of the inhabitants lived in makeshift homes, shacks and hovels that did not follow any plan of organized settlement.


Event on the Development of Digital Skills through game based learning

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas are organizing an event with the title “Applications of Information Technology towards the Development of Digital Skills among High School Students”. The event will take place at Hotel Xenia Volos on Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 12.00 to 14.00. Registration will start at 11.30.
The event targets secondary education teachers as well as individuals with an interest in the application of technology in learning contexts, both formal and informal.
The event is organized in the context of the project EMPLOY: Digital Skills for Employability and Social Inclusion, which is funded by the ERASMUS+ program of the European Commission and is being implemented from September 2015 until February 2018. The consortium consists of various partners from Greece, Turkey, France, Estonia, and Italy.
The importance of digital skills is underscored by European initiatives such as ET2020, New Skills for New Jobs, and the Digital Agenda for Europe. These initiatives stress the fact that digital skills are in high demand in all professional sectors. As a result, individuals with insufficient digital skills are in danger of becoming professionally marginalized and, as a result, are at risk of social exclusion.
EMPLOY aims to alleviate this risk through the design and development of digital games intended to be used in reverse classroom contexts for raising awareness on the need to develop digital skills and for promoting further learner engagement in related initiatives. The games expose learners to educational scenarios inspired by the world of work that simulate the use of digital competences in work contexts.
The audience will be exposed to emerging game-based, active, and experiential learning methodologies, a demonstration of the EMPLOY game, as well as presentations of the results of using the EMPLOY game in classrooms. More information is available at http://employproject.eu.


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