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Tsobanoglou George
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George O. TSOBANOGLOU, PhD Carleton was born in Salonica, Greece. He studied in Canada Sociology, Politics and Social Anthropology, he took his B.A. (Honours) and M.A. degrees from Trent and McMaster Universities, Ontario and his Ph.D. from the Sociology and Anthropology Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.


He is a Full Professor of Sociology of Work-Employment with Emphasis on New Forms of Work Organization at the Sociology Dept., University of the Aegean, Greece and Vice-President of the Research Committee on Sociotechnics - Sociological Practice (ISA-RC26) International Sociological Association.

He is the Founder and Director of the Sociology of Work Laboratory (Ergaxia-Work-Lab) at the Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece.

He has worked as a Researcher at the Work-Life Center, Stockholm, Sweden, the Institute for Social Research, (ISF), Oslo, Norway, the Institute of Sociology, University of Oslo, Oslo, the Interdisciplinary Institute of Management, the London School of Economics, London, England, the Center of Urban and Regional Development Studies, (CURDS), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and taught at the University of Salonica, Greece. He teaches a Graduate Course on “Cultural Policy Management” at the Hellenic Open University and is Currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Education the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.


He has worked also both in Government, the Greek Ministry of Labor and the Public Employment Service (OAED , responsible for the establishment in Greece of the European Employment Service (EURES). He was responsible for the work conditions section of the Greek Institute for Health and Safety (ELINYAE). He served as Greece’s first delegate to the Employment Labor and Social Affairs Committee (ELSA) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France.

He served as an evaluator for the European Commission’s Research Agency on Social Science Programs, the Greek Scholarships Foundation and the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Development for Project Evaluation in the field of social sciences. He received numerous fellowships under the Erasmus Program and international foundations. His

research is being focused on issues of social (work) integration of migrants and other social minorities with emphasis on social economy enterprises.

Among his publications are:

Tsobanoglou, G. (2009), (Ed. and Introduction of the Greek translation), From Immigration to Integration: Local Actions to a Global Challenge, by S. Giguere & F. Froy, (Eds.), OECD-IMEPO, Athens (In Greek).

Tsobanoglou, G. (2012) Barriers to Participation in the Social Economy in Greece,

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, v. 2, n. x (2012)


Tsobanoglou, G. & Petropoulos, N. (Εds). (2014) The Debt Crisis in the Eurozone: Social Impacts, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.

Tsobanoglou, G. (2020), Divisionen Griechenlands : Die organisatorishen Auswirkungen der Arbeitspolitic in der Zeit von 1949-1981, Verlag Unser Wissen.

Tsobanoglou, G. (2020), Divisions de Grece : L’impact organisationnel des politiques du travail au cours de la periode 1949-1981, Editions Notre Savoir

Tsobanoglou, G. (2015), Hidden Society, Gordios, Athens.

Tsobanoglou, G. (Ed.) (2019), Mutuality, Papazisi, Athens.

Tsobanoglou, G. (Ed.) (2021), The rise of anthropocentric community under sustainable Development Goals, Stamouli, Athens.

Tsobanoglou, G. (Ed.) (2021), Citizen’s Participation and Empowerment: Emerging Policies, Practices and Trends, B.R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, India

Tsobanoglou, G. and Giannopoulou, I. (2021). “Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Greece”, in Fouskas, T. (Ed.) Immigrants and Refugees in Times of Crisis: International perspectives. Athens: European Public Law Organization (EPLO) Publication.

Tsobanoglou, G. & Kokkinou, A. (Eds.) (2022), Sustaining Societies: Prospects and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, New York