The Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc) was founded in 2008 by political scientists with an aspiration of creating a channel of additional education beyond academic curricula, through the supplying voluntary work, as well as to strengthen and enhance the role of Political Scientist in local, regional and international level. It is an Civil Scientific – Professional non – profit Association.
HAPSc always functions according to the principles of democracy, respect and protection of the Greek Constitution and State’s Laws, based on volunteerism, allotment of promoting Political Science, adopting –at the same time- principles of the United Nations as outlined in the UN Charter, the European Convention of Human Rights, as well as the whole of humanitarian law. The philosophy of the Association for the role of the Political Scientist summarized in the need of defending freedom, democracy, peace, respect for human life, human dignity and the principle of equality, research, development, environment, culture, free access to natural goods.
During the whole presence of HAPSc – HAYPSc, it has developed a multi-faced and multi-leveled activities with main objective the support and guidance of young political scientists who are close to their integration into the labor market. As a facilitator of participation in Civil Society maintains institutional cooperation with international and national institutions and is intended both to instill to its members critical spirit and furthermore to define a more active role in policy decisions to defend the role of young people in modern society.
HAPSc holds a Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the U.N. (ECOSOC – UN). It remains the only representative of Greece in the International Alliance for the Protection Responsibility (ICRtoP). It is also a member of the International Network for Human Rights of Children.
GOALS: In summary, the effect of HAPSc serves sophisticated programmatic objectives as:
- the creation of the Administrative and Political Chamber,
- encourage interdisciplinary approach and dialogue between Political Scientists, Economists, Legal and International Relations in Greece and abroad,
- strengthening the role and the presence of political and related scientists in national and international decision-maker