14On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Global Day of Volunteerism, the students of Piraeus University had the opportunity to be informed about the opportunities for postgraduate studies and volunteering in Greece and abroad, during the seminar "The world of Volunteerism and Master Opportunities Abroad" conducted by the Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter-University Cooperation Laboratory of the Department of International and European Studies.

The seminar attended the Representative of Erasmus Mundus in Greece, Konstantinos Maragkos and the coordinator of Erasmus Mundus in East Africa Lina W. Mkoji, who presented the master programmes Erasmus Mundus. Members of the student NGOS of ESN UniPi and AIESEC UniPI familiarized the students with the concept of volunteering and the new horizons it opens. Last but not least, there were presented two volunteer projects in Asia and Africa "For a better life of needy families in Vietnam" and “WE AfriHug” from the inspirers of the projects.

3On Tuesday, 28/11/2017, has been conducted the seminar ''Motivation Letter-CV'', within the framework of the open course ''Policies for Education, Training, Research and Innovation'' of the Department of International and European studies. Guest speaker was Mrs. Sofia Mastrokoukou, education and career counselor at the University of Piraeus.

All the students of the institution had the opportunity to acquire important skills for finding employment by improving their resume, learning how to compose a Motivation Letter as well as creating their own personal e-portfolio.

The open class is coordinated by the Jean Monnet Chair on European policies for Education, Training, Research and Innovation.

7The Serafeio Center of Innovation Culture and Sports, hosted the “Teachers4Europe 2017-18” training seminar on 18th-19th of November 2017. The Educational programme was coordinated with the support of the European Information Center (Europe Direct) of the Municipality of Athens, within the framework of the "Teachers4Europe 2017-2018” action which is implemented by the European Commission Representation in Greece, the Educational Radio-Television of the Ministry of Education, Research, and Religious Affairs, the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Inter-university Cooperation, and the Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus during the school year 2017-2018.

During the two-day training seminar which took place at the Serafeio Center of innovation Culture and Sports, the “T4E Ambassadors” of primary and secondary school education were privileged to attend interesting speeches concerning the European Union’s priorities and current issues concerning Europe, by representatives of the institutions and academics. The Educational training was attended by the Road Safety Institute which presented actions which are implemented by them, the Department of Educational Radio-Television of the Ministry of Education which presented Open Teaching Practices and Scripts in the 21st Century School, the DIKTIO which presented the programme “Idea: Are we all speaking the same language in Europe?” as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, who presented the programme “The Little Tourist- A suitcase travels”.

The aim of the action “T4E Ambassadors 2016-17” is the augmentation of the T4E network with trained multipliers/ambassadors T4E of primary and secondary school educational local level. The “Τ4ΕΑmbassadors” will support a series of educational trainings of the T4E who belong to the primary and secondary school education in their area. Then the teachers will organize schedules and actions concerning Europe in the schools and the local communities. Lastly, the organization of local events in order to disseminate the results of the programme was decided, as well as the organization of a scientific conference under the auspices of the Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies.

2On Tuesday 21st November, within the framework of the Open Module'' Education, Training, Research and Innovation in EU’ of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, a seminar was held with the topic “Erasmus for young Entrepreneurs''. Guest speaker for this training course was Mr. Manos Andreadis, Project manager of Asset Technology, which is a National implementation entity for the programme “Erasmus for young entrepreneurs”.

The participants had the chance to attend a detailed description of the programs and they could also pose questions.

The open module is coordinated by the “Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies”. All the students of the University of Piraeus have the right to participate in this course.

2Differentiated integration after ‘Brexit’, 22-23 November 2017, University of Agder, Kristiansand. Dr. F. Asderaki presented a research about Brext and Knowledge Policies.

An intensive intellectual exercise along with Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich), Dirk Leuffen (University of Konstanz), Katharina Holzinger and Thomas Malang (University of Konstanz), Benjamin Leruth (University of Canberra), Stefan Gänzle (UiA) and Jarle Trondal (UiA), Andrew Glencross (Aston University), Øyvind Svendsen (University of Copenhagen) and Rebecca Adler-Nissen (University of Copenhagen), Cristina Fasone (LUISS, Rome) and Diane Fromage (University of Maastricht), Michael Johns (Laurentian University), Cristina Juverdeanu (King’s College, London), Paul James Cardwell (University of Strathclyde), Thomas Henöckl (UiA), Eleftheria Markozani (University of Piraeus), Paul Gillespie (University College Dublin),Adam Szymanski (University of Warsaw).

Many thanks to the hosts and specially to Anne Elizabeth Stie, Head of the Department of Political Science and Management (UiA).