Legal Status

What is the Legal Status of the Athens Institute?

The Athens Institute was first established in Toronto, Canada, registered on August 7, 1990, as a sole proprietorship by Dr Gregory T. Papanikos under the name Athens Institute for Advanced Studies (AIAS) with the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Government of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

In 1995, it was legally re-established as the Athens Institute for Education and Research, a non-profit association. In Greek, it is known as Αστική Μη Κερδοσκοπική Εταιρεία (AMKE) with the registration (VAT) Number: EL090300238. In 2024, its legal name was simplified to “The Athens Institute (ATHIN)” keeping the old name as a separate legal entity because the name is an intellectual property that must be protected.