Vassilis Filias was a multifaceted personality who made an important contribution to science until the end of his life and was actively involved in political and social life in Greece.
Because of his clear words and sharp analyses, Filias was a welcome guest at scientific congresses and public discussion panels, which were often broadcast on television. His interests covered a wide range of topics, especially the history and politics of his home country, but also economic crises and social developments worldwide. Shortly before his death, he dealt with questions of “social justice” and “modern patriotism” in Greece.
With his extensive scientific work, Vassilis Filias has made an important contribution to research in the Balkans and Greece. He is one of the founders of modern sociology in Greece. His books were and are a profound source for researchers, writers, journalists and teachers, but also for students and pupils.