Roundtable: June 10th 2016
Summer academy, August 2016

Summer academy on European Studies and Protection of Human rights

The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and the UNESCO Chair of the Department of International and European Studies, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, is organising a Summer academy on European Studies and Protection of Human rights in Zagora, on Mount Pelion, Greece, consisting of two summer schools in English. The academic faculty in both summer schools are University professors and experts from all over Greece and the EU (Great Britain, Spain and Poland).

The first summer school is on “Freedom, Security and Justice in the EU”. It will be held from Friday July 8, afternoon until Monday, July 11, 2016, afternoon. In particular, the summer school will last 25 hours. The main areas of study will be:
· Institutional Structure and Development (EU institutions, Frontex, Eurojust, European Attorney) which will be analyzed by Prof. Chrysomallis,
· European Citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice by D. Anagnostopoulou,
· Internal and External Security by Prof. F. Bellou,
· Immigration and asylum policies by Prof. V. Hatzopoulos and I. Papageorgiou,
· EU Private International Law by M. Gardenes – Santiago (Autonomous University of Barcelona),
· European criminal law (N. Vavoula, Queen Mary)

The second summer school will begin on Thursday, July 14 afternoon and will end on Tuesday, July 19. It will last 40 hours with a focus on the protection of human rights in Europe:
· International human rights protection mechanisms (International Covenants and International Conventions), taught by f. Professor P. Naskou Perraki (University of Macedonia)
· European Convention on Human Rights by Dr. Dagmara Dajska, expert of the Council of Europe, who will discuss the right for fair trial and the right to asylum,
· Freedom of Expression by Prof. I. Papadopoulos (University of Macedonia),
· Protection of Personal Data by Prof. E. Alexandropoulou (University of Macedonia),
· EU Charter of Fundamental Rights by Prof. L. Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Macedonia),
· Prohibition of discrimination by Prof. D. Anagnostopoulou (University of Macedonia),
· LGBT Rights by Prof. Alina Tryfonidoy (Reading University),
· Protection of minorities and cultural rights by Dr. Nikos Gaitenidis, Head of the Observatory on Constitutional Values of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and
· Workshop on intercultural skills by Prof. I. Papavasileiou (University of Macedonia)

For the first summer school the tuition fees are EUR 350 for registration made until June 15, and 420 euros if done later.
For the second summer school the tuition fee is EUR 500 if registration takes place until June 15 and EUR 600 if registration takes place later.
Accommodation at Villa Gayani is not included in the course fee but we have obtained a special price for each participant of 15 euros for a single room, 13 euros for a double room and 10 euros for a triple room. We have also planned optional evening excursions to beaches Horefto, Milopotamos and Damouchari by tourist bus. A Certificate of attendance will be issued to all while a Certificate of Graduation will be awarded to all those passing a multiple choice examination.
Students who attend both summer schools of our summer academy will have a total discount of 10%. Also, we will be able to offer you discount (in the form of a scholarship for delegations of more than 5 people (one for a group of 5, two for a group of 10 etc.). Delegations of more than 3 people will receive a 10% discount. We do not cover any visa costs, accomodation or transportation.
For additional information and applications, please refer to the attached posters and booklets or contact:
Assistant Professor Despina Anagnostopoulou 2310 891 442
or Ms. Chrysothea Basia
Phone number: 00306979348008