eastmedconf cyprusOn April 4-5, 2019 a managerial meeting and a final conference were conducted at the University of Cyprus in the context of the Erasmus ΚΑ2 East Med program, under the title: “The EU and the Eastern Mediterranean: Prospects and Challenges” with the participation of four regional Universities (University of Piraeus, Ca’Foscari University-Italy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev-Israel, and the University of Cyprus). Professor Aristotle Tziampiris, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies and the academic coordinator of the programme analysed the challenges for the South East Mediterranean region both for EU and the consortium countries. Foteini Asderaki, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies delivered a lecture on: “Youth in the South East Mediterranean Region: Opportunities and Challenges”.

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On the 1st of April 2019, a visit was conducted at the Greek Parliament from the students and Professors, who participated at the study visit at the University of Piraeus, which took place at the same day in the conference room of the University. The visit was attended by the following: 

Dimitrios Sevastakis, Chair of the Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel.

Niki Kerameus, member of the Parliament State, Head of the Education, Research and Religious Affairs Sector.

Marios Salmas, Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel

Athanasios Athanasiou, Dean of the Parliament, Member of the Parliament and Secretary of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel.

3On April 1, 2019 a study visit was conducted in the context of the Joint Eastern-Mediterranean Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, which is coordinated by two Jean Monnet Chairs, at the University Ben Gurion and the University of Piraeus (Sharon Pardo-Jean Monnet Chair ad personam and Foteini Asderaki-Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies)

citizens dialogueFoteini Asderaki, Jean Monnet Chair,on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, participated to the EU Citizens dialogue with J. E. Paquet, Director-General of Directorate "Research and Innovation", March 27, 2019

Erdic Seminar Postgraduates3The Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, the Laboratory “Eastern Mediterranean, Middle and Major East: Economy - Politics – Civilization”, the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation (ERDIC) of the department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, in cooperation with the International Relations Office of the University of Piraeus, conducted a seminar for undergraduate and postgraduate students regarding mobility opportunities for education, internship, joint master degrees, volunteering and scholarships, on Wednesday the 20 th of March, at 16:00-18:00, in the University of Piraeus premises.

Participants in the seminar:

Dr. Christina Kontogoulidou for the Erasmus+ program, Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility, Erasmus Placement and the scholarships of the German Federal Parliament.
Sofia Mastrokoukou for the preparation of CV, motivation letter, EU Aid, summer schools and internships.

Foteini Asderaki, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, spoke about the associations of the political scientists (UACES, ECPR, HAPSc, etc.), conferences, summer schools, scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), HFRI, DAAD, Fulbright, French institute, foreign governments and bequests, internships at CERN and at International organizations and European institutions and agencies, as well as the Euraxess portal for the young researchers and the mobility of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Excelem”.

Live broadcasting with Uganda and Konstantinos Maragos from WE AfriHug and EMA Greece – Erasmus Mundus Association Greece.

Dimitris Maragos, Team Europe and Konstantinos Maragos, spoke about Erasmus Mundus and youth volunteer programs.
Spyridoula Loukopoulou made a presentation of the I Choose Europe campaign.

Georgia Plataniti presented her experiences through her internship.

The seminar also contained a presentation by a Kenyan student, who conducts his Erasmus program in Greece.