On Saturday 6th January 2018, Dr. Foteini Asderaki, Assistant Professor at the International and European Studies Department of the University of Piraeus and Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation, attended as a guest the TV-Show "Europe" which is broadcasted by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT1. The Show was dedicated to the 30 years of Erasmus+.
Dr. Foteini Asderaki referred to the difficulties that the programme Erasmus+ faced at the beginning, pointing the advantages that this programme has to offer to the participants, as well as how much does this programme benefits to the fulfillment of the European vision. At the same time, she highlighted the great importance of the increase of the European budget in order to have as much participation as possible.
On 21st December, the Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Education Policies attended the first ‘’Themistocles’’ awarding ceremony, that has been established by the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus.
The award was conferred to the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos not only for the strategies that were adopted during his tenure concerning immigration, but also for his successful career to this day.
Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies attended the educational event under the program "EP school ambassadors" that took place on 18th December and was organized by the 3rd General Lyceum of Glyfada and the 1st General Lyceum of Elliniko within the framework of the programme EP school Ambassadors. The program is coordinated by the the Information Office of the European Parliament in Greece in cooperation with the Department of Educational TV of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation (ERDIC) of the University of Piraeus.
Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated at the Winter School "European Governance and Sovereignty", that was organized in the context of GovUnet Program in Luxembourg.
Academics and PhD candidates from Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Spain and Germany had the opportunity to benefit from the sessions that were delivered by the extensive international network of partners of the GovUnet program.
Dr. Foteini Asderaki, Assistant Professor at the Department of International & European Studies of the University of Piraeus and Jean Monnet Chair, delivered a speech on the subject: "A Europe of bits and pieces- Theoritical and Methodological Challenges".
On 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.