Foteini Asderaki, Associate Professor on European Integration and a Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece, has been elected as the Chair of the Doctoral School on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) of the European Security and Defence College, European External Action Service in June 11, 2019.
The Doctoral School has been initiated in 2017 and officially launched in 2018. It consists of a network of universities, military higher education institutions, research centers and NGOs aiming at the enhancement of the European Studies and Research on CSDP. A pool of professors, practitioners, experts and stakeholders support the PhD Fellows. In this way Doctoral candidates, whose dissertation may focus on theoretical issues, applied policies and practices, and cutting-edge technologies, have the opportunity to carry out their research in an interdisciplinary environment that offers them extra-academic experience, contacts with representatives of European institutions and bodies as well as internships and scholarships. Thus, PhD Fellows will contribute with high quality research to upgrading the role of the European Union as a peace-maker in a complex and unstable international environment.
Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, participated to the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities and the European University Institute’s State of the Union event in Florence 2-3 May 2019.
The Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation and the Laboratory of Eastern Mediterranean, Middle and Major East: Economy-Politics-Civilization of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, was organized the International Conference "The European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area: The role of the Universities and Research Centers in smart specialization and growth", which took place on April 18-19 2019 at the University of Piraeus premises, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou St, Piraeus.
On April 4-5, 2019 a managerial meeting and a final conference were conducted at the University of Cyprus in the context of the Erasmus ΚΑ2 East Med program, under the title: “The EU and the Eastern Mediterranean: Prospects and Challenges” with the participation of four regional Universities (University of Piraeus, Ca’Foscari University-Italy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev-Israel, and the University of Cyprus). Professor Aristotle Tziampiris, Chair of the Department of International and European Studies and the academic coordinator of the programme analysed the challenges for the South East Mediterranean region both for EU and the consortium countries. Foteini Asderaki, Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies delivered a lecture on: “Youth in the South East Mediterranean Region: Opportunities and Challenges”.
On the 1st of April 2019, a visit was conducted at the Greek Parliament from the students and Professors, who participated at the study visit at the University of Piraeus, which took place at the same day in the conference room of the University. The visit was attended by the following:
Dimitrios Sevastakis, Chair of the Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs and Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel.
Niki Kerameus, member of the Parliament State, Head of the Education, Research and Religious Affairs Sector.
Marios Salmas, Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel
Athanasios Athanasiou, Dean of the Parliament, Member of the Parliament and Secretary of the Parliamentary Friendship Group of Greece-Israel.