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.
On the 18th September, The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated at the "Awards for Educational Promotion in Border Areas ", that were organized by the Greek National Commission of UNESCO and took place at the Acropolis Museum.
The Selection Board, in which Dr. Foreini Asderaki was part of, awarded 10 teachers of the Primary Education, coming from the Border Areas of Greece. The inclusion of UNESCO priorities as well as the linking of their work with the needs of the local community were taken into account in the evaluation of the candidates.
The teachers that have been awarded for 2017 are:
This year's Summer School titled “European Economic and Social Governance” has been held from 10 to 20 July 2017 at the island of Lesbos, on the premises of the University of the Aegean.
The Summer School “European Governance”, based on the topics of governance, pluralism and trans-nationalisation aims to contribute to the development of research activities in the fields of democracy, EU citizenship and awareness, comparative European politics, international organisation, EU enlargement and human rights. Emphasis was given to the study of practice of governance at national and European level.
The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies and the Educational Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Co-operation Laboratory of the University of Piraeus, provided an in depth analysis on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union's Governance and co-organised a Eurogroup Simulation.
Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation of the Dept. of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus, organised session titled as "Education and Democracy: European policies and tools" at the International Conference of International Sociological Association "Democracy and participation in the 21st century", that took place in Lisbon on 12-15 of July 2017. On behalf of the Laboratory were presented two papers: