UNESCO Chair Summer Academy, 5-9 of July 2017
25 May 2017: Conference: European Educational Area and Life Long Learning

Summer School on “the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”

The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence of the University of Macedonia, in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Chair of the Democritus University of Thrace, is organizing a Summer Academy on “The European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice” on July 1-3, 2017 at the air-conditioned Conference Room of the University of Macedonia. The Academy will last 3 days (July 1-3) for a total of 25 hours. The main language of the event is English, the cost for registrations before May 25 is € 190 and € 240 for registrations after May 25.  For students the cost is € 130 for registrations before 25 May and € 190 for registrations after 25 May.

This year’s Summer Academy is structured on five pillars: (a) The structure and evolution of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), (b) the European Citizenship Rights in the AFSJ, (c) the Schengen Area, migration and asylum policies, d) the European Security and Police Cooperation,  and e) the Civil and Criminal Justice in the EU.

The first topic will be analyzed by Michail Chrysomallis, Associate Professor of Law at the Democritus University of Thrace and Jean Monnet Chair. The second topic will be addressed by Despina Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia. The EU immigration policy will be analyzed by Vassilis Hatzopoulos, Professor at the Department of Social Policy and Political Science at the Democritus University of Thrace and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). The EU Asylum Policy will be presented by Ioannis Papageorgiou, Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Police cooperation in the EU will be analyzed by Dr. Nikolaos Gaitenidis, Head of the EU Constitutional Values Observatory at the Center of Excellence, meanwhile Dr. Rebecca Pedy, from the University of Macedonia’s Laboratory for International Relations, will present security policy in Europe and the role of small states. Finally, the fifth subject that is based on Civil and Criminal Justice will be presented by Miguel Gardeñes Santiago, Professor Titular at the Barcelona Autonomous University, and Athina Giannakoula, D.N. Lawyer, Associate of the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and lecturer at the National School of Judges.

Classes are on Saturday July 1st from 10.30am to 6.30pm, Sunday July 2nd from 15.00am to 21.45pm, and Monday from 15.00pm to 22.00pm.

The cost of participation is 240 euros while for students it is 190 euros.

The cost includes: tuition fees, all teaching materials, coffee breaks and light meals.

There are special discounts of 10% on tuition for 2 people and 20% for 3 people. Credit card payment is provided in 2 interest-free installments.

The summer academy will award two scholarships provided the registrations are more than 20 and candidates will show great academic interest and performance, as well as proof of their financial inability (tax information certificate). The scholarship covers only the cost of participation.


The application deadline is June 30, 2017. You can fill out the application form (in English) here!

** For any questions or information, please contact danag@uom.gr (Ms. Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinator of the Center of Excellence) or mantzari@uom.edu.gr (Ph.D. Candidate and administrative coordinator of the Centre of Excellence or call 2310 891 442 and 6979 639368.)