On 10th May, a working seminar around the topic â€œThe symbolic representations of the socio-economical crisis in Greece according to Greeksâ€™ opinion about views of lifeâ€ was held in the city of Thessaloniki, in Greece, in the frame of the 16th International Congress of Psychological Research: â€œIndividuals, Institutions, Society: The World of Psychologyâ€. The event was organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Hellenic Psychological Society.
During the activity, the RE.CRI.RE local team of the Aristotle University shared their research work with other scientists. In particular, they presented the results of their analysis concerning Greek peopleâ€™s vision of the socio-economic crisis. Following the presentation of the findings, participants exchanged on the implications of these findings around the implementation of social care policies and programmes concerning the processes of integration and insertion of immigrants in Greek society.
The seminar was a fruitful occasion to gather opinions and ideas of academics and relevant stakeholders on key policy areas affecting citizensâ€™ daily life nowadays, not just for Greeks, yet for all European countries and citizens as well.
RE.CRI.RE is a three-year project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission and run by a consortium of 15 universities and coordinated by ALDA that work together to investigate what kind of social identity change is occurring in Europe in time of crisis. The objective of the project is to analyse cultures of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at local, national and European level. To this end, civil society, policy-makers and experts of social sciences are strongly involved in all actions of the project.