The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing an International Conference on Small Societies-Small Business-Small Cities & Villages in the Greek village of Sardinia, Akarnania, Greece on the 25 – 26 August 2014. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Institute of Local Development-TAP based in the village of Sardinia.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together a small number of international academics and researchers from a cross disciplinary perspective such as:
- Local, Regional, Rural and Community Studies
- Political Science
- Public Administration and Policy Analysis
- Health, Tourism, Fitness, Sports and Educational Studies
- Economics and Business (Small and Family Enterprises)
- Marketing Small Cities
- Local and Regional Development
- Architecture and Planning
- Natural Resources
- Comparative Studies between Small and Large Cities
- Small Towns in Literature and Movies
- Public Health, etc.
Please submit a 300-word abstract to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, U.K. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements.
Should you wish to participate in the conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Venue and Fees
The village is located in central-western Greece very close to Lefkada Island and the international airport of Preveza-Action National Airport (Airport Code: PVK). There are many flights from main European cities, usually Saturday and Sunday (click here for details). The distance from Preveza-Aktion Airport to the village is 50 kilometres, about 45 minutes by taxi. Alternatively, you can come from Athens (about 4 hours drive). Free bus transportation will be provided to all participants from Athens on specific dates and times of departure and return.
The cost of participating is 300 Euro, which includes up to 4 nights of accommodation in a local hotel with breakfast (free stay for one accompanying person in the same room with breakfast), two lunches, an educational and cultural Greek night of traditional music entertainment with dinner, a tour of the area which includes the island of Lefkada with dinner (Tuesday afternoon). Accompanying persons pay no fee but they pay the cost of the activities they want to participate.