Agios Nikolaos - Spinalonga, Crete, Greece

Social and Economic Approach to Stigma

when 3 July 2023 - 6 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 100

According to Goffman, social stigma is the devaluation of a group's social identity based on a gross characteristic, which is evaluated negatively in a specific context. In this section, the social implications of stigma will be studied, which are mainly manifested by the unequal treatment of individuals or groups, based on some stereotype. However, mention will also be made of the economic approaches to stigma, since this can directly affect both the professional career of individuals who accept such prejudices and the respective health institution.

Course leader

Prof. Marianna Karamanou

Target group

No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
1. be able to study various forms of stereotyping
2. be able to perceive the ramifications of stereotyping both at the social and health level
3. understand the exclusion experienced by individuals through the devaluation of their social identity
4. be able to design integration programs for people who experience stereotyped perceptions
5. be able to intervene in cases of similar incidents

Credits info

1 EC
A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants through the University center for Training and Lifelong Learning and credit points will be awarded.
Total credits for all modules: 1

Fee info

EUR 100: Registration fee for all modules.
Total number of participants: 40
EUR 0: Accommodation: Ariadne beach hotel – adult only (Venue), Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Double Room:170 euros/ day (85 E /person), local all inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Triple Room: 220 euros/ day (73 E/person), local all inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In order to book your room please contact Dr. Spyros Michaleas to provide you further assistance (

Direct Flights:
From Athens International Airport to Heraklion airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” and return.
Companies: Aegean, Sky express, Volotea
There are direct flights to Heraklion airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” from several countries.

By boat:
From Piraeus port to Heraklion port and return
For further assistance concerning flight or boat tickets please contact:
Vai travel, Heraklion, Crete, Mrs Maria Hatzidaki, T: 0030281 028 8514/ 288 413.

Please note that a bus transfer will be provided for free
• On 3rd July 2023 at 11.00 am from Heraklion airport and port to venue hotel (Ariadne beach hotel),
• On 6th July 2023 at 1.00 pm from venue hotel (Ariadne beach hotel) to Heraklion airport and port
Distance: around 50 minutes, 60 km