Set up in 1979, the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation is an annual meeting of experts. Each year the IWPLMS discusses papers based on a central theme concerning labour market issues.

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Conference Theme

The theme of the 36th Annual IWPLMS Conference that will be held in Athens is “Long-term trends in the world of work and effects of the economic crisis”.  A call for papers has been issued. See below.

Call for papers


Important Dates

Submission of abstracts by March 12th

Approval of abstracts by March 23rd 

End of registration: May 8th

Submission of full papers by June 10th

Local organisers:

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – Social Policy Department

The Department of Social Policy is a new department of Panteion University, operating since 2004-5. Social policy is an interdisciplinary academic field which combines theory and applications. It requires understanding and analyzing social phenomena, problems and policies, from different theoretical and methodological perspectives, as well as learning how to design and evaluate social policies.
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Hellenic Social Policy Association

Hellenic Social Policy Association (HSPA) is the collective scientific body of professors, researchers and post- graduate students of Social Policy, founded in 2001 with the aim to promote social policy analysis at practical and theoretical level in Greece and currently has nearly 250 members. The main activities of HSPA include the organization of international conferences (biennial since 2001), lectures and workshops (since 2002), thematic seminars (since 2009), the publication of collective volumes (since 2004) and conference proceedings (since 2010). Since 2013 HSPA is the responsible editor of the electronic journal “Social Policy.                          
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Local organizing committee:

Maria Karamessini, Head of Social Policy Department, Panteion University

Antonios Moysidis, President of the Hellenic Social Policy Association

Kostas Dimoulas, Hellenic Social Policy Association, Panteion University

Ioannis Kouzis, Panteion University

Despina Papadopoulou, Panteion University

Georgia Petraki, Panteion University

Iordanis Psimmenos, Panteion University

Conference secretariat:

Aggeliki Kazani, Hellenic Social Policy Association


Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences


Andrea Syggrou Ave. 136, Kallithea Athens