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The Faculty of Social and Education Policy produces graduates that have the scientific knowledge and skills to pursue careers in a variety of public, private and third sector organisations related to social and education policy, monitoring and implementing interventions related to these interdisciplinary fields.

  • In the public and wider public sector, the Faculty graduates can be employed according to the legislation regulating the hiring of university graduates in general as administrative and scientific staff members. Without excluding other posts, our graduates are especially equipped to work in positions such as the following:

As scientific and administrative staff members in organisations that oversee, plan, implement and evaluate social policy in areas such as health, social security, social welfare, employment, migration policy, crime prevention policy, penitentiary institutions, social work, environmental policy, drug rehabilitation, mental health, protection and re-integration of vulnerable social groups, etc. Such organisations may belong to ministries (e.g. Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, etc), independent authorities (eg the Greek Ombudsman), policy planning, monitoring and implementation organisations in the area of social policy (eg the National Centre for Social Solidarity -EKKA, the Organisation Against Drugs –OKANA), decentralized institutions of social policy (eg decentralized departments of health and social welfare and regional authorities).

As scientific and or administrative staff members in Higher Education Institutions, as well as in organisations that oversee, plan, design implement and evaluate education policy, either as regards the education system as a whole, or specific levels of the system. Such organisations may belong to ministries (e.g. Ministry of Education), organisations related to policy planning, monitoring and implementation in the area of education (e.g. the National Council of Education), independent authorities related to education (eg. Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency-HQAA), decentralized institutions of education administration (e.g. local departments and offices of the Ministry of Education, regional services and institutions)

  • In the third sector (e.g. non-gonvernmental organisations, non-profit institutions of informal and non-formal education such as museums and other cultural institutions, cooperatives, associations and syndicates as well as organisations that seek to educate, inform and raise awareness in the general public on a variety of issues)
  • In the private, for-profit sector (e.g. private providers of social services such as private hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, private institutions of education, training and lifelong learning, etc)
  • In international organisations active in the field of social and / or education policy
  • In higher education institutions and research institutes in Greece and abroad as faculty/research staff members, provided they fulfill the requirements of the Law for such positions.