Executive Seminar – Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)
Executive Seminar – Introduction to Social Network Analysis (SNA)admin2022-05-19T15:31:27+03:00
11 & 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2021 09.00 – 17.00
300€ for students & unemployed
(upon submission of unemployment card)
Dr. Efstathios Mainas
ATHENIAN CONSULTING EDUCATION
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is the measuring and visualization of relationships, interactions, communications or flows between any types of entities. SNA is based on the principle of interdependence and the key assumption that structure always affects function and behavior. The network perspective can be employed to study different units of analysis (e.g., individuals, groups, large units, and organizations) systematically. In recent years, SNA applications have emerged across the spectrum of scientific disciplines (e.g., biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, management and organizational behavior, anthropology, and sociology). In the field of criminology and criminal justice, SNA is seen as an innovative way to perform criminal intelligence analysis and support investigations against serious/organized crime and terrorism.
Law enforcement, military, and intelligence officers, analysts, and managers who are eager to enhance their analytical knowledge and skills.
Participants with academic and practitioner backgrounds, or SNA interests in other application areas, will also benefit from attending the seminar.
The seminar assumes no prior knowledge or familiarity with SNA, however, the following are essential: open mind, willingness to learn, engagement, and participation. Prior operational/strategic intelligence analysis training and/or familiarity with scientific research methods is optional (albeit advantageous).
Efstathios Mainas is a Strategic Analyst for the Risk Analysis Unit of Frontex. He has 30 years of law enforcement, intelligence analysis and academic experience having worked for the Hellenic Coast Guard (1991-2007), the European Police Office (Europol) (2003-2014), the University of Portsmouth (2015-2016) and the European Border & Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) (2016-present). Efstathios holds a Doctorate in Criminal Justice (D.Crim.J.) from the University of Portsmouth. He is currently responsible for strategic reporting to Justice & Home Affairs (JHA) Council meetings as well as the preparation of the Strategic Risk Analysis (SRA) report in the context of the Multiannual Strategic Policy Cycle on European Integrated Border Management (IBM). Among others, Efstathios specializes in intelligence analysis and social network analysis (SNA) applications, methodologies, and training.