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NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Perrotis College and EucA – European university college Association, invite you to the fifth annual European Conference for Student Affairs and Services, held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 9-11 November 2023.


The ECSAS conference provides a platform for student affairs professionals, academics, researchers, and practitioners to discuss innovative programs, practices, models and trends in student affairs to advance their mission in supporting student success.

The theme of this year will be "The Future is Now: The Role of Student Affairs Professionals in Skills Development."

Call for Programs


We are accepting proposal abstracts from higher education practitioners who wish to share their knowledge and experience by presenting a peer-delivered educational session during the conference.

Interested individuals will complete and submit a proposal form electronically that will require them to craft a detailed outline of their session, and a set of learning outcomes for participants that connect to the topics proposed (see below).

Presenters will be expected to pay registration and other related fees associated with attending the conference. 

Program submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will notify the results 2-3 days after submission.

Deadlines for submissions: 

Priority Deadline:  17 September

Regular Deadline: 8 October

Please note that all accepted programs will allow presenters to register with early bird conference fee.

Please note that it's free to create a NASPA account and you don't need to be a NASPA member to submit programs.



Please find below the four topics that will guide the conversations during the event.

Theme: The Future is Now: The Role of Student Affairs Professionals in Skills Development.

Student Affairs staff Preparedness and Professional Development

  • Working With Limited Resources (Finances, Time, Staff, etc.)

  • New Education Challenges

  • Crisis Management

  • Change Management

Career Readiness and Preparation for the Future

  • Digital Work/Life (Technology)

  • Hybrid Environments and Learning 

  • Soft Skills - What Employers Want

  • Student Advising and Support

 Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Mental Health and Resilience 

  • Upstream approaches to MH - community engagement and focus on positive MH

  • Novel approaches in the face of dwindling resources

Cultural Skills and Inclusive  Learning

  • First-year Students and Students from Diverse Backgrounds (e.g. the First-year Experience); 

  • International Students (Orientation, Teambuilding…) 

  • Inclusive Practices for the Student Experience 

  • Study Abroad Programs and Education, Cultural Skills



*The agenda is based on CET




Welcome session


Coffee break 

Concurrent sessions

Concurrent sessions 


Panel Discussion

Cultural Experience (optional)



Concurrent sessions

Coffee break




Concurrent sessions

Coffee break

Concurrent sessions

Networking dinner


10 nov


11 nov



Panel discussion with students / General Assembly EucA / Workshop NASPA


Coffee break

Concurrent sessions 

Closing remarks 

16:00 - 18:00 

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00 

12:00 -13.00

13:00 - 14:00 

Cultural Program

08:30 - 9:30

09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00 

11:00 - 11:30 

11:30 - 12:30 

12:30 - 13:30 

13:30 - 15:00 

15:00 - 16:30 

18:00 - 19:30 


09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

15:00 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:00

17:00 - 18:00

Keynote speakers



Kevin Kruger

NASPA President


Dr. Kevin Kruger draws on more than 40 years of experience in Higher Education. Since 2012, he has served as president and CEO for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Dr. Kruger has published and presented nationally and globally on trends in Higher Education, student success, degree-completion strategies for low-income/first-generation students, and change management and leadership in Higher Education.


Sofia Panagiotidou

Career consultant, Head of the Career Services , University of Macedonia (GR)


Sofia Panagiotidou is a passionate, result-oriented, experienced career counselor with more than 26 years of work experience at the career services at the University of Macedonia (GR). She also holds Master degrees in Environmental Education, Communication and Didactics and graduated in Philology and Business Administration. During her work trip she participated in national and international projects as a leader or creative team member. Keen careers influencer, coaching people to find their talents to land in their dream job destination.


Dr Taousanis Christos

Founder &Scientific Director EMPLOY EDU Career Counselors

Dr. Christos Taousanis is the Founder & Scientific Director of EMPLOY EDU Career Counsellors. He is one of the most experienced and renowned career counsellors in Greece and one of the few speakers, Europe-wide, who has given more than 1,000 lectures in his 20-year career. He has helped thousands of pupils and students individually in matters of study and career orientation, has introduced and established the interdisciplinary approach to career guidance, and, as a lecturer of career counselling in programs of the University of Piraeus, Aegan, and Democritus Universities, has trained dozens of career guidance counsellors. He has given dozens of TV interviews on academic issues and his articles are published by the country's best-known media. Finally, he is the author of well-known books on career guidance and career counselling.

More Keynotes to come soon!



EARLY BIRD (before 1 September)

EucA/NASPA Members

450 EURO

Non - Members

550 EURO

REGULAR REGISTRATIONS (before 29 September)

EucA/NASPA Members

550 EURO

Non - Members

600 EURO

LATE REGISTRATIONS (from 30 September onward)

EucA/NASPA Members

600 EURO

Non - Members

650 EURO


A 10% discount is applicable if 4 or more participants register from the same Institution.

The ECSAS 2023 fee provides full participation in the conference including registration and conference material, 20 hours of international training, 2 lunches, 1 networking dinner and the conference certificate.

To register, please follow these steps:

1. Fill in
this form with your contact information.

2. Choose your preferred method of payment, via bank transfer or credit card.

- If you choose the bank transfer (no transaction fees for EU countries), we will send you an invoice and you can proceed with the payment.

- If you choose the credit card option, you can pay directly above on the "Pay here" button. 


Others keynotes and speakers will be confirmed shortly

Cancellation Policy

We will fully refund your conference registration fee ONLY if the organizers cancel the conference or the public authorities impose travel restrictions (deny entry into Spain or quarantine measures before arrival).

Please check the On-site Participation Guidelines to know more:

Invitation Letters for VISA Requests

Based on past practices with EU consulates that issue visas for our conferences, we can send you the invitation letter for your visa request only after you register and complete the payment for our conference. Please be assured that if you do not receive a visa, we will provide a full refund.

Once the registration and payment are complete, please write from your institutional email to Mirela Mazalu ( to start the process.

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Perrotis CollegeAmerican Farm School Thessaloniki


Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki 

Room Type

King/ Twin garden view room (42 sq.m.)

Single use: €159 /  Double use: €189

Stay tax 4,00€ per room per night, is not included in the room rate


Below rates are valid for Early Bookings and are valid upon availability for all confirmed reservations until the 30th July 2023. 



Above rates are per room and per night, inclusive taxes (except the stay tax) and VAT and exclusive commission

  • The breakfast is served in Ambrosia restaurant

  • In case room service breakfast is consumed, it will be charged extra and according to the a la carte

  • menu

  • Wi-Fi up to 10mbps is offered complimentary

  • Complimentary bottle of mineral water in the room

  • Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities in the room

  • Availability of extra rooms is upon request and subject to availability

  • The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to/from the airport. Please advise with the flight details

  • €45, 00 will be applied as a triple occupancy (3rd person, and child above 12 years old) supplement. A maximum of 3 persons per room is allowed. Children under 12 years old sharing one room with their parents are free of charge

  • Please note that the majority of our rooms are furnished with one king-size bed. Twin-bedded rooms are on request and subject to availability

  • The above levies are subject to change if there is any change to government tax

  • The rates above are confidential and are not to be disclosed to any third party without the consent of Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki

  • We would be delighted to offer the group rate/s prior to and after the main group dates. However additional reservation requests will be subject to availability upon request

  • Check-in: 3:00pm /  Check-out: 11:00am


To make your reservation please email the hotel at or call +30 2310 401 414 and quote "Perrotis College" to receive the discounted price or make it online by using the group code (G-B058)

Instructions for online booking here!


Avalon Hotel Thessaloniki

Below rates are valid for Early Bookings and are valid upon availability for all confirmed reservations. 

Economy rooms with window (semi-basement) • Special room price for single use : 59,00€ / night • Special room price for double use : 65,00€ / night
Standard rooms with window (ground floor) • Special room price for single use : 66,00€ /  night • Special room price for double use : 73,00€ / night
Standard rooms with balcony (top floor) • Special room price for single use : 77,00€ /  night • Special room price for double use : 85,00€ /  night
Breakfast and overnight tax are included.
Transfer to/from Thessaloniki SKG airport is included in the room cost (upon request).

To make your reservation please email the hotel at and state the following:
• Arrival / departure dates • Full name • Room Type : single or double • Room Category (eg. economy or standard or standard balcony) • Discount Code: "Perrotis College"

Hotel Nikopolis Thessaloniki

Below rates are valid for Early Bookings and are valid upon availability for all confirmed reservations until the 30th June 2023. 

Room cost for November 8 & 9:
Superior rooms with garden view (32 sqm) 150€/room/night for SINGLE USE160€/room/night for DOUBLE USE

Room cost for November 10:
Superior rooms with garden view (32 sqm) 190€/room/night for SINGLE USE - 200€/room/night for DOUBLE USE

Vat 13% and City tax 0.5 %. Occupancy Tax: 4€/room/night
The above prices are BB and include: • American buffet breakfast • free access to the Aqua Club Spa of the hotel (fully equipped Fitness Centre, sauna, hamam, Jacuzzi, heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool 1.750 sqm) • free external parking • free wifi everywhere in the Hotel • free early check-in or late check-out upon availability • guest relations service in hotel  

To make your reservation please email the hotel at or call +30 2310 401000 and quote "Perrotis College" to receive the discounted price.



Mirela Mazalu

ECSAS 2022 highlights

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