5th Syros Summer Seminar: 27 June - 7th July 2019, Greece

Organizers - Aims

The seminar is being organized by the Communication, Media and Culture Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences with the collaboration of the Municipality of Hermoupolis-Syros and local cultural and educational institutions. We aim to develop a high quality programme of international appeal concerning the disciplines of journalism, new media, culture and creative economy.


Why participate 

The current technological and socioeconomic developments  bring forth a new reality  in the respective fields of communication,culture and economy. For the first time in  history, citizens have the means and potential to create content and make it available  to an international audience. Simultaneously, an emerging Knowledge -based economy  makes the creative sector a crucial pillar of development and offers many opportunities to  utilize and promote cultural content in economically efficient ways. The programme emphasizes multi-media production by participants who will work in a collaborative, project-based environment inspired by the vibrant cultural life of the island and the unique architectural features of Hermoupolis. Last year’s projects can be accessed here.


Main Topics

  • Ethics and practices of e-journalism
  • Surveying and managing content – Data mining
  • Shading light on cultural heritage and modern creative activities using New Media
  • The culture of the Aegean Sea and the city of Hermoupolis as sources of inspiration
  • The importance of Creative Economy and new opportunities to utilize cultural content in economically efficient ways 
  • New business models and social entrepreneurship in Media and Culture


The seminar will take place from the 27th of June until the 7th of  July 2019. Participants will be staying at Francoise Hotel

Francoise Hotel is situated less than 200 meters from the sandy beach of Galissas and about 8 kilometers away from Hermoupolis. 

We are expecting to welcome up to 25 advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students from Journalism, Communication, Culture and Creative Economy University Departments and Academic programs. The language of the seminar is English.


Admission fees and benefits: Registration fee is 600€. It includes: 

  • Fare to the island of Syros from the port of Piraeus and back
  • Participation in the seminar proceedings
  • Ten day stay with breakfast (shared accommodation in a double occupancy room)
  • Light lunch
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell dinner on the last day of the seminar
  • A Hermoupolis and Ano Syros sightseeing tour
  • A day-trip to Mykonos

For more information download the flyer (PDF) - Facebook Page of the Seminar


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