isaIDSS (previously known as Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies - CISS) is a section of the International Studies Association dedicated to the application of an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of international, transnational, and regional issues, with special emphasis on sources of conflict, patterns of change and continuity, and the development of societies and institutions within the international system. The Section encourages innovative research and exploration of paradigms and methodologies in analyzing these complex phenomena. IDSS actively seeks to bring scholars, policy makers, and practitioners together in a cooperative effort to achieve a synergism between divergent disciplines and perspectives.

Therefore, this year, The Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS), in collaboration with the School of Political Science at the University of Bologna and its Department of Political and Social Sciences, organized a conference on Cooperation and Contestation in World Politics.

The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated with the paper "Migration crisis, from securitization to militarization: Challenges for EU and the Eastern Mediterranean Region", Foteini Asderaki (University of Piraeus-Greece), Eleftheria Markozani (PhD student, University of Piraeus).

Conference Program: http://www.isanet.org/Portals/0/Media/Conferences/CISSBologna2017/CISS-IDSS%20Conference%20Program-FINAL.docx

seminar resources2017Jean Monnet Chair on EU Policies for Education, Training, Research and Innovation and the Laboratory for Education Policy, Research and Development, and Interuniversity Cooperation of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus organised seminar on Thursday, June 15th 2017 18.00-21.00 Room 335 titles: "Research on EU: Seeking for reliable resources"

Foteini Asderaki

Assistant Professor, Jean Monnet Chair on EU Policies for Education, Training, Research and Innovation, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Dr. Nikolaos Lampas

Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Dr. Charis Kountouros

Deputy Head of the European Parliament Information Office in Greece, Head of Public Relations, Communications and Networks

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Event COVER Save theDate3The Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies and the Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter-University Cooperation Laboratory participated in the two-day Thematic Science Conference titled "Insularity and the Blue Economy: A Pillar of Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

theworldindisarrayThe Jean Monnet Chair for the European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies participated in the International Conference "The World In Disarray" that was organised by the East Mediterranean and Middle East Laboratory, the Postgraduate Department on International and European Studies and the Postgraduate Studies Program on Energy, Strategy, Law and Economics of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, G. Kranidiotis Amphitheater.

Dr. Foteini Asderaki chaired the "New Regionalism and the Eastern Mediterranean" panel, which analyzed the consequences of shifting alliances in the Eastern Mediterranean, the security issue of Turkey, the transition to a multipolar international system on the new East Mediterranean region and the security implications for Europe according to Systematic Geopolitical Analysis through the current immigration crisis.

mobility 2The 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 presented, for the second consecutive year, their actions under the Mobility Fair 2017, a one-day event which aimed to promote youth mobility programs like Erasmus +, for abroad studies and internships, scholarships, summer schools, volunteering, research programs and other relevant activities.

The briefing included information material on the Chair actions, the European programs it runs, the open lesson and free seminars offered and the way to participate in the International Conference "Studying, Teaching, Learning about the European Union" organised by the chair on 1-3 September in order to encourage research and constructive dialogue for the promotion of European Studies at all levels of education and lifelong learning.

Simultaneously, talks were held on the actions and opportunities offered to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to travel abroad.