2004 ‘New challenges for Europe: Migration, security and citizenship rights’ paper presented at the II Seminar on Immigration and Europe: ‘Five years after Tampere’ organised jointly by the Migrations Programme, CIDOB Foundation, and CRID, Diputació de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 16-17 December 2004.
2004 ‘Media Pluralism and Journalistic Coverage of Major EU Events: A Comparative Study Across Six “New” and “Old” Member States’, paper presented at a conference on ‘Promoting Media Pluralism and Diversity in Europe. The Challenge for the EU’, EUI, Florence, 21 May 2004.
2004 Chair (upon invitation) of the ASEN 14th Annual Conference on ‘When is the Nation’, London School of Economics, London, 23 April 2004.
2003 Seminar on ‘Methodological issues in Migration Research’ in the context of the Mediterranean Programme weekly seminar, EUI, Florence, June 2003.
2003 (with A. Kosic) ‘A quantitative analysis of perceptions of the nation and Europe among people in different EU member states and accession countries’, paper presented at International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) 2003 Congress in Budapest, Hungary, 6-11 July 2003.
2003 (with P. Kiss) ‘Representations of the nation and Europe among people in different European countries. A qualitative approach’, paper presented at the IACCP 2003 Congress in Budapest, July 2003.
2003 Invited participant at a workshop on Eastern Enlargement organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute) and Mr. Wim Kok, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Rapporteur to the European Commission on the Costs and Benefits of Eastern Enlargement, 18-19 February, 2003, Florence, Italy.
2003 Invited speaker at a conference on ‘Southeastern Europe in the 21st Century. The Challenges of the Post-Conflict Era’ organised by the European University Institute in Florence and the Institute for International Affairs and the Institute for Democracy in Athens Greece on the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the EU, 13-14 February 2003, Florence, Italy.
2002 (with A. Kosic) ‘Making Sense of Italy as a Host Country: A Qualitative Analysis of the Albanian Immigrant Discourse’, paper presented at a conference on ‘Albanian Migration and the New Transnationalisms’, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Sussex University, Brighton, UK, 6-7 September 2002.
2002 ‘Between East and West. Images of the Nation and Europe in the Greek Press’, paper presented at the 3rd Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Workshop 12, Montecatini, Italy, 20-24 March 2002.
2002 Discussant (upon invitation) at a workshop on ‘Migration and Social Integration of Migrants’ organised by DG Research (RTD) with DG Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and DG Justice and Home Affairs (JAI), Brussels, 28-29 January 2002.
2001 Series of three invited lectures on ‘Nationalism, Ethnicity and the Other’ at Bristol University, department of Sociology, November-December 2001.
2001 (with B. Stråth and B. Jordan) ‘The Transformation of Immigration Policy Implementation in Europe in the context of European citizenship and the ‘marketisation’ of civil society’, paper presented (upon invitation) at Unity & Diversity, First Conference on the Future of European Society, organised by the European Commission Research DG and the Belgian Presidency of the European Commission, Brugges, Belgium, 29-30 October 2001.
2001 ‘Cultural Diversity in the Greek Media: An Overview and Critical Appraisal of Current Practices’ paper presented (upon invitation) at European Workshop III: Racism and Xenophobia: Key Issues, Mechanisms, and Policy Opportunities, Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-14 October 2001.
2001 ‘The role of Others in making the nation’, invited participant to the San Sebastian Summer Workshop on Polarization and Conflict, July 23-27, 2001, San Sebastian, Spain.
2000 Invited participant to a workshop on ‘The Harmonization of Asylum and Immigration Policy in the European Union’, New School University, International Centre on Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (ICMEC), New York, 11 May 2001.
2001 (with L. Benigni) Convenor of a workshop on ‘Studying collective identity. A conceptual and methodological inquiry’ to be held at the Institute of Psychology, CNR, Rome, July 6-7, 2001.
2001 (with V. Triga) ‘In search of new methods for studying organisational culture’, poster presentation at the 7th European Congress on Psychology, July 1-6, 2001, London
2001 ‘Immigration Policy Implementation: A Comparative Analysis of Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy and the U.S.’, paper presented at the Visiting Fellows’ Forum, Centre for European Studies, New York University, New York, February 23, 2001.
2000 Invitation to present my recent work and European projects in an international workshop on Borders and Identities, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, December 7-10, 2000.
2000 ‘We belong to the West? Representations of eastern and western Europe in the Greek press and the positioning of the ‘we’’, paper presented at the panel on Southeastern Europe at the Dawn of the 21st Century, American Sociological Association, 95th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 12-16, 2000.
2000 ‘Migration, Identity and European Integration in the Italian Debate’ paper presented (upon invitation) at the IDNET Conference on ‘Europeanisation and Multiple Identities’, European University Institute, Florence, June 9-10, 2000, RSCAS-EF-IDNET-EUR/70.
2000 Convenor (with W. Spohn) of an IDNET conference on ‘European integration and Changes in European Boundary Constructions’ to be held at the European University Institute in Florence on April 6-8, 2000.
2000 ‘When is the nation? A theoretical and empirical inquiry’ paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, March 15-18, 2000.
2000 Convenor of a panel on ‘When is the nation? From case-studies to theory’, International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, March 15-18, 2000.
2000 ‘Images of the Other and the Reshaping of Collective Identities in a ‘United’ Europe. A Theoretical Introduction’, Seminar paper EUR/24, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, March 2, 2000.
1999 ‘Relazione sullo sviluppo delle pari opportunità nelle regioni del Centro e Sud Italia. Analisi qualitativa dei dati raccolti a livello regionale sui soggetti attivi e le iniziative intraprese’ paper presented at a conference on gender equality organised by EUDIF ITALIA ONLUS, Rome, December 20, 1999, in Italian.
1999 ‘European Union: The emergence of a new identity space?’ paper presented (upon invitation) at an international conference on ‘Europeanisation and Changes in Collective Identities’, Mershon Centre, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, December 2-5, 1999.
1999 Discussant (upon invitation) at the Fourth International MigCities Conference on ‘European Policies towards Immigrants at the Turn of the Millennium’, Lisbon, November 11-13, 1999.
1999 ‘Problems in the Implementation of Immigration Policy’, invited lecture at the Greek Ombudsman’s Office, Athens, Greece, May 21, 1999, in Greek.
1999 ‘Greek Immigration Policy: Problems and Prospects’, invited lecture at the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), Athens, Greece, May 18, 1999, in Greek.
1998 Discussant (upon invitation) at the Third International MigCities Conference on ‘Studying European immigration in a comparative perspective: Data sources, indicators and methodological problems’, November 12-14, 1998, Milan, Italy.
1998 ‘Nationalist Tensions in Southern Europe: the Public Discourse on Immigration in Greece and Italy’, Regular Session on ‘International Tensions: Issues of Nationalism and Ethnic Cleansing’, American Sociological Association 93rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 21-25, 1998.
1998 Chairof the session on ‘Metamorphoses of the Nation-State and Racialisation of Ethnic Boundaries’, Ad Hoc Group 12, World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 26-August 1, 1998.
1998 ‘Environmental Sustainability: A Cultural Framework for European Integration’, Regional finalist (English as a 2nd language – western Europe) of the Third Young Sociologists Worldwide Competition organised by the International Sociological Association.
1998 ‘The Role of Otherness in the Discourse of Nationhood: A Comparative Analysis of Greek and Croat Nationalism’, Ad Hoc Group 12: Ethnicity and the Nation-State Sessions, World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 26 – August 1, 1998.
1998 ‘The Immigrant as a Threatening Other: A Comparative Study of the Political Discourse on Immigration in Southern Europe’, RC 31: Sociology of Migration Sessions, World Congress of Sociology, Montreal, Canada, July 26 – August 1, 1998.
1998 ‘The Emergence and Transformation of Ingroup Identity in the Political Discourse on Immigration’, 6th International Pragmatics Conference, Reims, France, July 19-24, 1998.
1998 ‘From Common Interest to Partnership: Reflections on the Italian Environmentalist Discourse’, invited paper, conference on ‘Environmental Movements, Discourses, and Policies in southern Europe’, department of Sociology, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece, May 7-10, 1998.
1998 ‘Greek Immigration Policy: Fact and Fiction’, Conference on ‘The Contribution of a Changing Greece to the European Union: The Dynamics of a Complex Relationship’ organised by the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics, March 5-7, 1998.
1997 ‘La Costruzione dell’Alterità nel Discorso Politico sugli Immigrati In Italia’, First Annual Congress of the Social Psychology Section of the Italian Psychological Association, Rome, October 9-11, 1997, in Italian.
1997 ‘Racists? Us? Are you joking? The Discourse of Social Exclusion of Immigrants in Greece and Italy’, Conference on ‘Non-military aspects of security in Southern Europe: Migration, Employment and Labour Market’, organised by the Institute of International Economic Relations and the Regional Network on Southern European Societies, September 19-21, Santorini, Greece.
1997 ‘ “Us” and “Them”: The Re-definition of Italianness through the Press Discourse on Immigration’, Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Krakow, Poland, July 20-24, 1997.
1997 Chair of the First Plenary Session of the ASEN Annual Conference on Nationalism and Democracy, LSE, London, April 18, 1997.
1997 ‘National Identity and the Other: Recent Immigration in Greece and Italy’, LSE, Department of Sociology Weekend School on ‘Nationalism and Cultural Identity’, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, U.K., January 24-26, 1997.
1996 ‘Rappresentazione degli Altri e Identità Nazionale’, invited paper, International Conference on ‘Inter-Cultura e Discriminazione Culturale nella Scuola’, Rome, November 29, 1996, in Italian.
1996 ‘Policy Formation in the EU: Negotiation and Decision-Making within and outside the European Commission’, invited lecture, European Studies Seminar, University of Essex, Colchester, October 14, 1996.
1996 ‘Competing Actors and Discourses in the European Environmental Policy Arena: A Frame Analysis Approach’, Essex ’96 Fourth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Colchester, July 1-5, 1996.
1996 ‘Noi e Loro nel Discorso dei Partiti: Aspetti Socio-Psicologici della Comunicazione Politica’, Workshop, Istituto di Psicologia del CNR, Rome, June 29, 1996, in Italian.
1995 ‘The Accident of Chernobyl and the Italian Press’, American Sociological Association Meetings, Washington DC, August 19-23, 1995.
1995 ‘National Identity and Migration Policy: Immigrants of Greek Descent and Others’, IVR World Congress, Bologna, Italy, June 16-21, 1995.
1995 ‘A Supra-national Citizenship within the Framework of the European Union’, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, April 28-May 2, 1995, Bordeaux, France.
1994 ‘Environmentalism and Political Culture: ‘Green’ Issues through the Lense of Political Corruption in the Italian Media Discourse’, A.S.A. Meetings, Honourable Mention of the Environment and Technology Section, Los Angeles, August 5-9, 1994.
1994 ‘Culture and Territory: The (Re)definition of National Boundaries’, Ad Hoc Group 12/Ethnicity and the Nation-State, World Congress of Sociology, Bielefeld, Germany, July 18-22, 1994.
1993 ‘The Campaign itself as the Main Topic of Pre-election Party Campaigning through the Media’, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, April 2-8, 1993, Leyden, The Netherlands.
1991 ‘A Socio-psychological Study of Party-strategies’, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Essex, Colchester.