LDSA is the seat of the International Scientific Association “DemoBalk”, which aims
at investigating recent demographic developments and their impact on the Balkan countries.
Participation in International Networks
LDSA collaborates with some European demographic research centers and often invites researchers from these centers to give lectures
and participate in seminars that take place in the Dept. of Planning and Regional Development (School of Engineering, University of Thessaly).
In parallel, it aims at setting up Inter-Balkan collaboration in its activity fields by inviting, in recent years, scientists from Balkans countries
to give lectures and exchange ideas with them.
Academic and Research Collaboration
LDSA invites Greek and foreign scientists to give lectures and seminars. The seminars are almost exclusively organized for its members,
while the lectures are addressed to a broader public (undergraduate and post-graduate students and doctoral candidates) and are usually
carried out in the context of the courses taught by the academic staff of LDSA. Thus, for the last decade, more than 25 scientists
have been invited to take part in all those activities, and, at the same time, within the framework of LDSA’s collaboration with European
research centers and higher education institutions, academic staff and researchers coming from countries from South and South-eastern Europe
(Italy, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia-Montenegro, and Albania) have been hosted for periods ranging
from two weeks to three months.
LDSA also hosts academic staff and researchers from Greek and foreign universities in the context of their sabbatical as well as students
from other European countries doing their traineeship or working on their post-graduate or doctoral thesis.