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The GEOLAB INSTITUTE is a research and educational institution operating since 2000 as an independent, virtual network of researchers across the world. The network envisions a world in which the diverse and complex regional and global governance and cultural issues are identified, understood, and innovatively resolved. 

The Laboratory for Geocultural Analysis is founded in 2002 as an independent research unit of the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting, School of Human Sciences of the Ionian University in Corfu. Laboratory for Geocultural Analysis serves the educational and research needs in the subjects of International Relations, Economic Geography, Geopolitics, Political Science, Comparative Law, Diplomatic History, International Economic Relations of the European institutions, the Intercultural Studies and Foreign languages, Countries and Cultures. The highly interdisciplinary research and academic work of the Laboratory is supported by individual actions and research programs that are projected through the GEOLAB platform. GEOLAB is the executing body of the Mission of the UNESCO Chair of the Ionian University.

The Laboratory for Geocultural Analysis is not financed from the state budget. Economic support comes from institutions, associations, companies and individuals who have an interest in scientific research funding institute engagement areas. Other sources of funding are the European and international programs, to provide scientific services and expertise services, while a part of its budget on operating expenses is available through the institutional budget.

The Laboratory for Geocultural Analysis is oriented to international cooperation and action. The publications are in different languages and with regard to monographs and books are made in cooperation with Papazisis, Athens. The researchers publish articles, occasional, working and briefing papers, as well as newsletters.

Towards new ideas and approaches to contemporary issues GeoLab establishes a series of annual lectures where known scholars and thinkers offer a unique central speaking on specialization or enscholisis. Finally GeoLab takes part the public debate on national and international issues by participating, hosting or organizing conferences, seminars and roundtables.


Support Our Work

GEOLAB relies on gifts, grants, and endowments to support our work and programs. Since the institute does not grant degrees, we do not receive tuition money to offset our operating and program costs.

 GEOLAB's public ID number in the EC Transparency Register is: 199729415897-46



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The Privacy Policy applies to personal data that GEOLAB collects and processes, within its electronic pages among other activities.

Personal data refers to any information that can lead to the identification of a user.

The website is in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 679/2016. In particular, personal data is subject to lawful processing in a transparent manner. The data are collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and are not processed in any way incompatible with the original purposes. By providing personal information, such as the “first and last name” and “email”, you agree and consent to the use and disclosure with the aim of receiving information about GEOLAB’s activities.

You have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your e-mail or other information, at any time, by sending a message to the following email .

Further processing may only be performed for the purpose of archiving/storing or improving GEOLAB’s services. The data that are processed are appropriate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which they were originally collected. At the same time, the rights to information, access, correction, deletion, restriction or portability and objection are always provided as required by the GDPR Regulation. For the exercise of those rights, you can contact the website at the following e-mail address: .

GEOLAB will not otherwise transmit, disseminate or otherwise disclose any information you provide 1) without the consent or express command of this or 2) in case this is required by the law and / or by the Competent Authorities. Generally, data collected by users of GEOLAB’s electronic pages and GEOLAB’s forms is not disclosed to third parties and is in not published or otherwise exploited.

GEOLAB is responsible for processing the personal data collected in the context of operation of its electronic pages, for as long as this is required for the purpose of processing. If you have any questions about your rights, as user of GEOLAB’s electronic pages, you may contact us at the following email:

If you are not satisfied with the use of your data or by our response with regards to your rights, as user of GEOLAB’s electronic pages, you are entitled to submit a complaint to the Supervising Authority.


When submitting your application for participation in an event, GEOLAB collects the data specified in the participation form, which is necessary for promoting information material, replying to any request and personalized communication and realizing its training and information objectives. Some of your personal data (photos and audio-visual footage) may be taken and published during and after the event in the framework of GEOLAB’s communication activities. If you do not agree with these processing of your personal data, please inform the person responsible for the event using the contact information and explicitly specifying your request.

Website and Social Media:

The use of the website and the social media is in accordance to Law.

Our Web site bears no responsibility about the content and services of other Web sites to which it directs through links, nor does it guarantee their availability. Problems that might occur during the visit/use of the linked Web sites fall into the exclusive responsibility of the relevant Web sites.


Cookies are data files that are transferred from a web server to the person’s computer who visits the website, without revealing the person’s identity and without providing any information about the person’s documents in his computer.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our Website. Google Analytics collects information on the Website use through cookies. Moreover, we use cookies to interface with the service of Facebook, Twitter, Youtuble. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, allowing us to monitor which pages you consider useful or not. In no way does a cookie provide us with access to your computer or any other information concerning you, except for the data you choose to share with us.

The Website under the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 679/2016, as in force from May 25, 2018 and the national law, will retain, file and process the user’s personal data collected through the website for the purpose of the user’s access to the provided services, after the user’s consent.

GEOLAB is committed to openness and transparency, aims at protecting the interests of the user, will only use fair terms, and may review and update publicly, the terms of use of its website and services.

If a copyright holder identifies illegally published material on GEOLAB’s website, which (a) is not covered by any restriction or other exception under the Greek law for intellectual property and (b) its use has not been granted permission, he/she is kindly requested to contact GEOLAB by e-mail at

According to the applicable law and given the nature of the Internet, GEOLAB shall, under no circumstances, be held liable for any damage suffered by the user for the pages, choices and contents of the pages he/she may visit, on his/her own initiative and knowledge of its terms of use. The use of GEOLAB’s electronic pages implies and presupposes the full and unconditional acceptance of these terms.

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