The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies attended the opening ceremony of the ‘’Energy Union Future Leaders Academy’’ that took place on the 10th of November. Energy Union Future Leaders Academy is the first international academy concerning the Energy Union that has been co-organized by the Greek Energy Forum and the Energy and Environmental Policy Laboratory of the University of Piraeus, supported by the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič and under the auspices of European Commission.
Oil, Gas and Hydrocarbon markets, major infrastructure projects, energy security, renewable energy sources as well as the impact of the crisis on Ukraine were among the topics that have been discussed at the Academy. Young students and professional from 10 countries attended the Academy.
The Laboratory of Educational Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation of the Department of International and European Studies of University of Piraeus held a two-day youth festival as part of the Erasmus+ - Jean Monnet European Programme "Include European Union Values - IncludU, 2016-18", attended by 18 Lyceums from all over Greece and coordinated by Assistant Professor Foteini Asderaki, Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus.
The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies attended the Ceremony of the proclamation of Mr Frans Timmermans as an Honorary Doctorate of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
At the Ceremony that took place on the 30th of October, Mr. Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, received an honour for his offering on European Politics, International Relations and Human Rights.
From 4th to 6th October, the Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Research, Training and Innovation Policy attended the 2nd Transnational Meeting, which was held within the framework of the EastMed Program, at Ca’Foscari University in Venice.
EastMed Program’s main purpose is the creation of a massive open online course (MOOC) that is going to focus on the Eastern Mediterranean Region, while the consortium consists of the programme are: the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the University Of Cyprus and Ben-Gurion University.
All the partners were present at the meeting, as well as the Academic Coordinator of the Programme, Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris and they discussed the results of the program so far and the next steps that should be followed.