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’’.
On Thursday 15 of March 2018, the workshop of the 32nd class of the School of Administration and Staff was held and co-organized by the Faculty of Administration and Staff and the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus, in the air base at Dekelia. In the first part of the workshop, greetings were given by the Brigadier General, Commander of the Administration and Staff - Air Force, Mr. Georgios Pantelis, the Commander of Air Training-Air Force Command, major – General, Mr. Lambrakis Dimitrios, and the Rector of the University of Piraeus, Mr. Aggelos Kotios.
Afterwards, Dr. Fotini Asderaki, 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, gave a speech about the European Union and the role that the European Union has as a World Player.
On Wednesday 14 of March 2018, the seminar "Research, Technology, Innovation, Data, Public Policy in Greece and European Funded Programs" was held at the University of Piraeus. The seminar was implemented by the Jean Monnet Chair for "European Policies in Education, Research and Innovation "of the University of Piraeus and facilitated by Dr. Charalampos Chrisomalidis and Dimitrios Maragos, representatives of the National Documentation Center. During the open and interactive discussion with the target audience, postgraduate students and doctoral candidates, the speakers mentioned the areas of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Particular mention was given on how to find subvention for postgraduate and doctoral studies and on the ways in which each individual can claim a scholarship. Throughout the seminar, the public policy adopted for the above issues, was analyzed as well as individual initiative actions. Finally, the importance of the Erasmus plus programmes for the new graduate careers and their assistance in finding work, was mentioned as evidenced by the use of statistics.
On the 6th of March 2018, the seminar "EU, Greece and Israel: Challenges and Future Prospects for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation", was held at the University of Piraeus, which was co-organized by the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, the Jean Monnet Chair on “European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies” of the University of Piraeus and the Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam in European Studies of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The event was attended by students from the University of Piraeus and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
In the first part of the event, the students had the opportunity to interact and collaborate by participating in the Floor Game ''Learning EU through Cooperation''. Then undergraduate students of the University of Piraeus held a presentation on "Greece & EU", while the students of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev also presented a study "Israel & EU". In this context, the students of the two Universities exchanged views on the approach of the two countries to the European Union.
Τhe students and the professors were welcomed by Professor Pantelis Pantelidis, Vice Rector on Academic Issues of the University of Piraeus, Professor Aristotle Tziampiris, Chair of the Department of International & European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Assistant Professor Foteini Asderaki, Jean Monnet Chair on “European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies. Mr. Miltiadis Kirkos, Member of the European Parliament and Substitute of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with Israel delivered a speech on the relations between the European Union and Israel. Then, followed the presentations of Dr. Spyridon Roukanas, Assistant Professor of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Professor Sharon Pardo, Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Finally, some space was given for a discussion on what the students were given at the event, but also on the role that the two countries can play in the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation.
Τhe European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) in Greece, the Laboratory of Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter-University Cooperation of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus and the Department of Educational TV of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs in cooperation with the European Information Center (EUROPE DIRECT) of the City of Athens, organised a training seminar for the teachers of the Ambassador and candidate Ambassadors at the Serafio Sports, Culture and Innovation Center in Athens, on 2/2/2018 within the European Parliament School Ambassador Programme. About 100 lyceum teachers from 33 schools of Athens, Peloponnesus and the islands of Greece participated in the seminar.