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.