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 .
On Europe day, on 9th of May 2018, the Europe Direct Ιnformation Centre (EDIC) of Piraeus and Attica, in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chair on “European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies” (EduTRIP), and the support of the Laboratories of International and European Policies,the Development Lab. and the laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation(ERDIC) organized actions related to youth and the EU initiatives (Youth Employment Initiative-Youth Guarantee ") at the University of Piraeus.
The first part, the Dialogue Workshop of the Youth Employment Initiative was a round table discussion, coordinated by the Rector of the University of Piraeus, Professor Aggelos Kiotios and 20 productive bodies and representatives of the local authority. The framework of cooperation and the specialization of joint actions regarding the more effective interconnection of education (undergraduate-postgraduate level, lifelong learning, vocational) with the labor market was discussed.
In the second part students, members of the local authority and representatives of the Ministry of Labor consulted about EU policies and tools that are meant to reduce the persistent and high unemployment of young people aged 18-29 and the European project "NEETSonBoard" was presented.
Within the framework of the celebration of Europe Day and the celebration of 2018 as the first European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Jean Monnet Chair in the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, Foteini Asderaki, gave a speech entitled: ‘’Europe of Knowledge and Knowledge for Europe’’. The event was organised by the Central Greece Region, in cooperation with the Regional Directorate of Education of Central Greece and the Directorates of Primary and Secondary Education of Evoia and the network Teachers4Europe and was held at the Amphitheater of Regional Unity of Evoia on Tuesday 8 of May 2018. The Commissioner of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Regional Governor of Central Greece, Kostas Mpakogiannis and the Member of the European Parliament, Nikos Androulakis participated at the event. Furthermore students and teachers presented their work at the context of the network Teachers4Europe. At the end of the event teachers and schools that support the idea of a united Europe were awarded.
On Friday 4 of May 2018, Dr. Foteini Asderaki, Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies attended the Program of Assembly of the Platform EGTC.‘’White Paper, the EGTC’s contribution to the Future of Europe debate’’ that took place at Zappeion Megaron.
On Thursday 3 of May 2018, Dr. Foteini Asderaki, Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies attended the International Conference: ‘’Strategic Internationalisation in Higher Education: Promoting Cooperation, Respecting Diversity’’ and gave a speech at the Panel: ‘’Greek Agencies & Organisations: Mobility & Recognition’’.