On the 18th September, The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated at the "Awards for Educational Promotion in Border Areas ", that were organized by the Greek National Commission of UNESCO and took place at the Acropolis Museum.
The Selection Board, in which Dr. Foreini Asderaki was part of, awarded 10 teachers of the Primary Education, coming from the Border Areas of Greece. The inclusion of UNESCO priorities as well as the linking of their work with the needs of the local community were taken into account in the evaluation of the candidates.
The teachers that have been awarded for 2017 are:
IDSS (previously known as Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies - CISS) is a section of the International Studies Association dedicated to the application of an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of international, transnational, and regional issues, with special emphasis on sources of conflict, patterns of change and continuity, and the development of societies and institutions within the international system. The Section encourages innovative research and exploration of paradigms and methodologies in analyzing these complex phenomena. IDSS actively seeks to bring scholars, policy makers, and practitioners together in a cooperative effort to achieve a synergism between divergent disciplines and perspectives.
Therefore, this year, The Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), in collaboration with the School of Political Science at the University of Bologna and its Department of Political and Social Sciences, organized a conference on Cooperation and Contestation in World Politics.
The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated with the paper "Migration crisis, from securitization to militarization: Challenges for EU and the Eastern Mediterranean Region", Foteini Asderaki (University of Piraeus-Greece), Eleftheria Markozani (PhD student, University of Piraeus).
The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies and the Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter-University Cooperation Laboratory participated in the two-day Thematic Science Conference titled "Insularity and the Blue Economy: A Pillar of Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship".
The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies and the Educational Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Co-operation Laboratory of the University of Piraeus presented, for the second consecutive year, their actions under the Mobility Fair 2017, a one-day event which aimed to promote youth mobility programs like Erasmus +, for abroad studies and internships, scholarships, summer schools, volunteering, research programs and other relevant activities.
The briefing included information material on the Chair actions, the European programs it runs, the open lesson and free seminars offered and the way to participate in the International Conference "Studying, Teaching, Learning about the European Union" organised by the chair on 1-3 September in order to encourage research and constructive dialogue for the promotion of European Studies at all levels of education and lifelong learning.
Simultaneously, talks were held on the actions and opportunities offered to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to travel abroad.
The Jean Monnet Chair for EU Education Policies, Training, Research and Innovation and the Laboratory of Educational Policy, Research and Development and Inter University of Piraeus Cooperation, participated in the 8th International Conference on International Entrepreneurship - ICIB 2017 organized by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence of the University of Macedonia on 19-21 May 2017 with topics related to investment policies in the EU and the Juncker investment Program, the EU Financial Association and the European Banking Association.
Dr. Foteini Asderaki, presided over the session with Education as the main topic and speeches touched upon the role of education in peacebuilding, the language skills, labor and entrepreneurship, the skill development through the Strategic School Partnerships Erasmus + and the absorption of higher Education graduates in the labor market through the comparison of Greece with the European Union.