EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR “The EU, Turkey and the East Mediterranean” October 2017

The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens is organising an educational seminar titled “The EU, Turkey and the East Mediterranean”, and announces:

Up to 30 scholarships

The seminar takes place within the framework of the European project “European Governance of Migration: The External Dimensions” (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Commission and the University of Athens. The Scientific Coordinator of the project is Professor Yannis Valinakis, President of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence – University of Athens.

The course consists of seven weekly afternoon meetings and is addressed to university students, graduates, researchers of relevant specialties students of police, military and coast guard academies, as well as to any interested person. 


Migration is a global phenomenon and various management efforts have been undertaken world- wide. This seminar will focus on the roots of the massive migration/ refugee flows mainly from the East Mediterranean/ Middle East (i.e. Syria, Iraq. Lybia etc.) and their journey through Turkey to the EU. The seminar will also examine the general theoretical and historical framework and the roles of transit countries, with the aim to identify the differences within the EU member states while further exploring Greece’s part. 

Participants will have the chance to be part of a research group and publish Policy papers or have an active role as rapporteurs. The programme also offers traineeship opportunities for university students, graduates, doctoral students or young professionals. Finally, participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The lectures will be delivered in Greek and a distance learning option is also available.

Time and place will be announced to the participants after the application deadline.


1st Monday 30/10/2017
Modern types of Migration- The general framework
2nd Monday 6/11/2017
Historical review of migration and refugee flows to the EU 
3rd Monday 13/11/2017
The 2015 migration crisis
4th Monday 27/11/2017
The EU crisis management
5th Monday 20/11/2017
The role of Turkey
6th Monday 4/12/2017
The special role of Greece
7th Monday 11/12/2017
Symposium: «Modern migration in Greece»

Further information and application process

For further information and for submission guidelines, please visit the following link (available only in Greek): 

For the submission of applications, it is necessary to complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail, accompanied by Curriculum Vitae at by Friday, October 20, 2017.

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