The Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies organized a speech on Monday 21st of May 2018. Pierre Vercauteren, Professor at the School of Economics, Social, Political and Communication Sciences, at the Catholic University of Louvain addressed his speech to the undergraduate students of the Department of International and European Studies of University of Piraeus, regarding the sovereignty of the state, in relation to the EU and the globalization and the challenges that the contemporary states face .