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The Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture began in Thessaloniki in 1964. In 1973 and 1985 it was reorganised into a truly international institution, welcoming students from all over the world.

The Summer School prides itself on offering the most high-quality and efficient courses in Greek language and culture, thus contributing to the promotion of Greek language and culture at an international level. The majority of non-Greeks current employed in universities all over the world to undertake research and teach Modern Greek have at one time passed through the Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture.

The Summer School takes place in August and offers an intensive programme. Participants (foreign students, researchers in Modern Greek and related subjects, teachers and diplomats) have the opportunity to obtain a better understanding of Greek society and immerse themselves for a month in the language and cultural traditions.

In recognition of the goals and achievements of the Programme, throughout the years the Ministry of Culture and Sports has very generously and succesfully supported the Institute for Balkan Studies, offering significant numbers of scholarships to foreign students, thus enabling them to participate in the Programme. These scholarships form one of the Greek state’s most important investments in culture.




   Balkan Studies (BS) is an open access international journal published by the Institute for Balkan Studies in Thessaloniki, Greece. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of History, Social Studies, Folklore, Economy, Religion, etc. from Antiquity to Modern times and focuses particularly on the geographic area of Eastern Mediterranean: Balkans/SE Europe, Black Sea, Middle East, North Africa.

   Since 2012 Balkan Studies is published in electronic version on the official website of the Institute for Balkan Studies:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers for Vol. 52 which is scheduled to be published by the end of 2017.

   Papers and abstracts can be sent to to Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ioannis Mourelos  or at


  Proposal submission (with a 200 words abstract): until May 15, 2017.

  Final paper: until July 30, 2017

  Original papers: 7-10.000 words (footnotes included)

  Book reviews: 1.500 words

  Review essays: 3.500 words

  All submissions are subjected to double-blind peer review.

Ioannis Mourelos Professor,

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,


Editorial Board:

Ilias Kouskouvelis,

Professor, University of Macedonia

Kyriakos Kentrotis

Professor, University of Macedonia

Eleftheria Manta,

Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



     Τα Βαλκανικά Σύμμεικτα είναι ένα γνωστό επιστημονικό περιοδικό που εκδίδεται από το 1980 από το Ίδρυμα Μελετών Χερσονήσου του Αίμου, στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Στόχος του ανέκαθεν υπήρξε να αποτελέσει ένα βήμα δημοσίευσης εργασιών νέων Ελλήνων και ξένων ερευνητών, στην ελληνική γλώσσα, με θέματα που εντάσσονται στα γνωστικά πεδία της Ιστορίας, των Ανθρωπιστικών Επιστημών, της Γλωσσολογίας, της Λαογραφίας και Κοινωνικής Ανθρωπολογίας, της Οικονομίας, της Θρησκείας, της Διπλωματίας και των Διεθνών Σχέσεων κ.λπ. και σχετίζονται με την Ελλάδα και τον ευρύτερο χώρο της ΝΑ Ευρώπης, της Μεσογείου και της Μαύρης Θάλασσας. 
     Από το 2014 το περιοδικό δημοσιεύεται πλέον αποκλειστικά σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή, διαθέσιμη από τον ιστότοπο του Ιδρύματος Μελετών Χερσονήσου του Αίμου:

    Το προσεχές Τεύχος, αρ. 18, προβλέπεται να κυκλοφορήσει έως το τέλος του 2017. Όσοι ενδιαφέρονται να δημοσιεύσουν μελέτες τους μπορούν να εκδηλώσουν σχετικό ενδιαφέρον, αποστέλλοντας τον τίτλο και μία σύντομη περίληψη του προτεινόμενου άρθρου στην κυρία Ελευθερία Μαντά, μέλος της Συντακτικής Επιτροπής, στο  ή στο 

Υποβολή πρότασης (με περίληψη 200 λέξεων): έως 15 Μαΐου 2017

Τελικό κείμενο: έως 30 Ιουλίου 2017

Έκταση κειμένου: 6-10.000 λέξεις (περιλαμβανομένων των υποσημειώσεων)

Βιβλιοκρισίες: 1.500 λέξεις

Κριτικά δοκίμια: 3.500 λέξεις

Όλες οι προτάσεις υπόκεινται σε διαδικασία αξιολόγησης από ειδικούς.

Παρασκευή Νάσκου-Περράκη τ. Καθηγήτρια, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας

Υπεύθυνη της Έκδοσης 

Συντακτική Επιτροπή:

Κυριάκος Κεντρωτής

Καθηγητής, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας

Φώτιος Σιώκης

Καθηγητής, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας

Ελευθερία Μαντά

Λέκτορας, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης



Cancellation of 43rd International Summer School

The Institute for Balkan Studies is in the unpleasant position to announce the cancellation of the 43rd International Summer School, because the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs cannot proceed with the announcement of the scholarships for international students due to the financial situation.



Invitation to the Final Conference

of CulMe-WeOnCT Project


Friday, 31 January 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece




The Conference Venue

University of Macedonia
Conference Room, 1st Floor
156 Egnatia Street, GR-540 06

Thessaloniki, Greece



CulMe-WeOnCT project promotes the common cultural and historical origins of Egypt, Greece, Italy and Jordan focusing on their common Greek-Roman heritage.

In the Conference, CulMe-WeOnCT’s documentary will be presented, with representative samples of the most important monuments of the Greek - Roman period saved in Greece, Italy, Jordan and Egypt.

These selected monuments form a part of a past civilization and at the same time of our common Mediterranean heritage.

The dissemination of this common heritage is our aim.

We look forward to seeing you in Thessaloniki!


More information on CulMe-WeOnCT:




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The project “Culture in the Mediterranean and Europe – Weaving on Common Threads” is implemented under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme and is financed, for an amount of 449.280 Euro (90%), by the European Union through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.

EU funding (2)      ENPI CBC MED