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31st International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students

September 20, 2024
Application Deadline
July 5, 2024
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31st International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students

Introduction

The Seminar attracts a multicultural body of MA and PhD students who wish to enrich their knowledge on Olympic and sports subjects as well as to expand their research on relative topics. The overall aim of the Seminar is to create a network of young scientists in the field of Sport and Olympism who will later on become valuable members of NOAs/NOCs/ universities and will be actively involved in the Olympic Movement. Through the Seminar the students shall: · Acquire deeper understanding andupdate knowledge of all aspects of the Olympic Movement and its history through lectures by experts and through cooperation with the Supervising Professors of the Seminar. · Get the opportunity to participate in numerous field educational activities and learn more on the history of the Olympic Movement. · Get to know other cultures and civilizations by sharing ideas with students from other countries. · Are motivated to cooperate with their respective NOC/NOA in order to develop and implement a project or programme related to Olympism at a school or university.

Topic

Main Topic: “The Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement: Past, Present and Future - An Analysis from the Historical, Philosophical and Social Perspectives”
Special Topic: “The athlete in modern society: inspiring and fostering unity”

Dates of the Session

Arrival in Athens:                              Friday, 20 September 2024

Arrival in Olympia:                            Sunday, 22 September 2024

Works of the Seminar:                     Monday, 23 October – Thursday, 10 October 2024

Departure from Olympia:                 Friday, 11 October 2024

Departure from Athens:                   Saturday, 12 October 2024

Programme Description

NOAs and NOCs can collaborate with universities and Olympic Studies Centers in order to propose postgraduate students with outstanding academic achievement.
Upon submission of the online application form, all students (in collaboration with their NOC/NOA) will be requested to submit a plan of initiatives they are going to take after the end of the seminar in order to share their experience and disseminate the knowledge acquired during the Seminar. This could include the following:

• Make at least 1 presentation on their experience at the IOA to their fellow-students and Professors at their university.
• Cooperate with their respective NOC/NOA in order to develop and implement at least 1 project or programme related to Olympism at a school or university (minimum reach 100 people).
• Use Social Media as a means to promote their experience and knowledge gained at the IOA.

Applications' Deadline

The platform will be open from Tuesday, 30 January 2024 and the final date for enrollment will be Friday, 5 July 2024, after which the registration platform will be closed.

Language

All works of the Seminar are conducted in English, therefore, in order to be accepted to the Seminar, applicants must submit the relevant English certificates or be native
speakers.

Documents Required to Submit

1. Detailed CV of the candidate
2. Passport-size photo in electronic format
3. Recommendation letter from the student’s supervising professor
4. Nomination letter from the respective NOC/NOA/University
5. Motivation letter
6. The Olympic topic the student is doing research on and an Abstract of the paper
7. Official certificate demonstrating the proficiency of the applicant in English (level B2 or higher)
8. Signed declaration of consent to the processing of personal data, please print and sign this document.

Short Papers/Presentations

Selected candidates will have to send to g.tsiotra@ioa.org.gr the complete draft of their academic paper (2.500-3.000 words) by Tuesday, 20 August 2024. The students’ papers will be published in a special IOA publication.

Expenses

A) Registration fees
As of 2022, all participants are required to pay registration fees amounting to 150 euros per person via STRIPE. Please kindly note that from 2024 this payment method will be eligible for any transaction (bank transfers will not be accepted).

B) Participation fees
The participation fees amount to 1.350 euros per person and must be paid via STRIPE. Please kindly note that from 2024 this payment method will be eligible for any transaction (bank transfers will not be accepted).

Each payment should correspond to the registration of one and only participant.

C) Refund Policy
• A full refund will be given up to 80 calendar days prior to the start date of the Seminar, namely until July 2, 2024.
• A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made 79 to 72 calendar days prior to the start date of the Seminar, namely July 3, 2024 to July 10, 2024.
• No refund will be granted for cancellations made within 71 calendar days of the start date of the Seminar, namely from July 11, 2024.
• No refunds will be given for No Shows.
• A full refund will be provided in the event that the Seminar is cancelled by the International Olympic Academy.
• Refunds are issued by the International Olympic Academy and may take some days, after the refund has been processed, to be received. IOA retains the right of the return method.
• In the case of an emergency/ extenuating circumstances, special requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the International Olympic Academy
• Refund requests should be submitted in writing to: log@ioa.org.gr and c.skaliarakis@ioa.org.gr

D) Accommodation/Boarding
Participation fees will cover accommodation and full-board in Athens (only for the nights of September 20th and October 11th), in Nafplion (on September 21st) and in Olympia (from 22 September to 10 October 2024) as well as all local transportation and guided tours related to the official programme of the Seminar.

Any additional overnight stay in Athens must be taken in charge by the participants.
Also, please bear in mind that all participants will be allocated in twin rooms, in Athens, in Nafplion and in Olympia with no exceptions whatsoever.

E) Transport
Flight tickets: Participants must pay for their round-trip flight ticket.
Local transport: The IOA will take care of the participants’ local transport strictly from September 20th (date set for the arrival of the participants in Athens) to October 12th (date set for departure).

F) Visa
Participants who need a VISA to enter Greece should address themselves to the Greek Embassy of their country, where they will submit their application along with an invitation letter from the IOA. Should there be no Greek Embassy in some countries a VISA from an Embassy of any country member of the European Union could be accepted.

May we remind you once again that any cost concerning the issuing of such a VISA should be borne by the participants themselves.

Refund Policy

  • A full refund will be given up to 80 calendar days prior to the start date of the Seminar, namely until July 2, 2024.
  • A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made 79 to 72 calendar days prior to the start date of the Seminar, namely July 3, 2024 to July 10, 2024.
  • No refund will be granted for cancellations made within 71 calendar days of the start date of the Seminar, namely from July 11, 2024.
  • No refunds will be given for No Shows.
  • A full refund will be provided in the event that the Seminar is cancelled by the International Olympic Academy.
  • Refunds are issued by the International Olympic Academy and may take some days, after the refund has been processed, to be received. IOA retains the right of the return method.
  • In the case of an emergency/ extenuating circumstances, special requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the International Olympic Academy
  • Refund requests should be submitted in writing to: log@ioa.org.gr and c.skaliarakis@ioa.org.gr

Further Information

For any further information, please, contact us at:

Tel.: +30 210 687 87 28
Email: g.tsiotra@ioa.org.gr

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