This is a course, composed by a series of lectures by staff members, doctoral and post-doctoral students of the School of Political Sciences. Its objective is to provide Erasmus and exchange students with an insight into – and the underlying causes of – the political, economic and social situation of Greece today. The lectures aim to introduce students to the most important aspects of Greek politics and the Hellenic society, as well as to offer them relevant information on the history and evolution of Thessaloniki, the city they currently live. This is an open-enrollment course, open to all Erasmus and exchange students in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki;