The Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus οrganized the launching event of the Joint Eastern-Mediterranean Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Research and Teaching of the European Studies (EXCELEM). The EXCELEM formalises links between two Jean Monnet Chairs, held by Prof Sharon Pardo and Ass. Prof. Foteini Asderaki in two countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Professor Aristotle Tziampiris, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, the HE Ambassador of Israel in Greece Irit Ben-Abba, and Chaim Hames, Rector of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev welcomed this initiative, while Prof Sharon Pardo presented the main challenges for the region. Dr. Hila Zahavi, and Foteini Asderaki presented the activities of EXCELEM.
The event took place at the Laskaridis Foundation (2nd Merarchias 36 & Aktis Moutsopoulou, Piraeus) on Thursday 1st of November 2018 from 12:30 - 14:30.
Aggelos Kotios, Rector of the University of Piraeus welcomed Professor Chaim Hames, Rector of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev at the University's premises and discussed about the further collaboration between the two institutions.