The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory is the oldest and most active philosophy lab in Greece. It was established in 1999 as an autonomous unit attached to the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens. The initial purpose of the Lab's establishment was to facilitate research in the area of applied philosophy and to provide teaching support to students and faculty members in both graduate and post-graduate studies. The Lab is also committed to conducting empirical and/or theoretical research in all areas of philosophy, with a particular focus on Ethics, Metaethics and Applied Ethics. To this purpose, the Lab seeks to foster collaborations with other Laboratories, Research Centers or Units, as well as with international organizations and societies. The Lab seeks to further and convey knowledge on areas of philosophical research by means of hosting post-graduate programs of study, publishing works of original philosophical research as well as journals, and organizing conferences. The Director of the Lab is professor Evangelos Protopapadakis.