Nicos Poulantzas Institute

The Nicos Poulantzas Institute (NPI) was founded in 1997 on the initiative of the political partySynaspismos. It is named after the late Greek political sociologist Nicos Poulantzas. This choice signals the Institute’s embrace of the traditional values of the radical left thought. NPI aims at fostering the values of the Left, systematically developing an awareness of contemporary social, ecological, political and cultural issues and exploring the emerging changes within society. The Institute’s fundamental functional principles include the commitment to the ideals of socialism with democracy and freedom, independence from the expedience of any current political or party conjuncture, democratic functioning and the maintenance of the public character of all of its activities.The members of the Institute belong to the broader Left.