EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR “European Asylum and Refugee Law: Recent European Developments and Comparative Dimensions”

The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens organized an educational seminar titled “European Asylum and Refugee Law: Recent European Developments and Comparative Dimensions”, and announced up to 30 scholarships.

The seminar took 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 consisted of seven weekly afternoon meetings including two weeks researches’ workshops and was addressed to university students, graduates, researchers of relevant specialties students of police, military and coast guard academies, as well as to any interested person.

 

“European Asylum and Refugee Law: Recent European Developments and Comparative Dimensions” 29 January 2018

 

1st Session: “Introduction: Theoretical Framework- The evolution of the International Protection-The Common European Asylum System”
5 February 2018

 

2nd Session: “The National Asylum Systems of Non-EU countries and EU Member States”
12 February 2018

 

3rd Session: “Asylum and Refugee Law application in Greece
20 February 2018

 

4th Session: “Regulating CEAS – The role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights”
26 February 2018

 

5th Session: “Special Issues in Asylum Law

Introduction: Theoretical Framework- The evolution of the International Protection-The Common European Asylum System

 

On January 29, 2018, the 1st session of the seminar entitled “Introduction: Theoretical Framework- The evolution of the International Protection-The Common European Asylum System ” took place at European Public Law Organization

Welcome speech: Professor Yannis Valinakis, President, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speeches: Kalliopi Koufa, Professor, Founder; President, Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International Law and Protection of Human Rights, Christos Rozakis, f. Vice-President, European Court of Human Rights; Professor Emeritus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Paraskevi Naskou-Perraki, Professor, University of Macedonia, Secretary of the Board of Directors, Kalliopi Koufa Foundation, Dimitrs Giotakos, Head of Legal Affairs, General Directorate of Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission and Kalliopi Stefanaki, Lawyer, Head, Legal Protection Unit, UNHCR

 

 

The National Asylum Systems of Non-EU countries and EU Member States

 

On February 5, 2018, the 2nd session of the seminar entitled: “The National Asylum Systems of Non-EU countries and EU Member States” took place at European Parliament Office in Greece.

Chair: Nikolaos Farantouris, Professor, University of Piraeus; Jean Monnet Chair on EU Law & Policies; Member of the Executive Board of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speeches: H.E. Mr. Keith Morill, Canadian Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Η.Ε. Mr. Enrique Viguerra, Spanish Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic, Mrs. Aslı Güven, Counselor, Turkish Embassy in Athens, Magnus Adams, German Liaison Officer Athens, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany and Despina Tsoukala, Migration Officer, Embassy of Sweden

 

 

Asylum and Refugee Law application in Greece

 

On February 12, 2018, the 3rd session of the seminar entitled: “Asylum and Refugee Law application in Greece” took place at European Public Law Organization

Chair: Petros Liakouras, Associate Professor, University of Peiraeus

Speeches: Georgios Stavropoulos, President, National Commission for Human Rights; Honorary Vice-President, Administrative Supreme Court, Athanasios Papathemelis, Head of Education, Reception and Identification Service, Special Secretariat of Reception, Ministry of Migration Policy, Eleni Petraki, Head, Public Relations and Information Office, Asylum Service, Ministry of Migration Policy, Christos Baxevanis, Dr., Aristotle University; Assistant Coordinator, Research Team, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Chrysoula Marinaki, Lawer, President, Foreigners & Immigration Law Association

                             

 

Regulating CEAS – The role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights

 

On February 20, 2018, the 4th session of the seminar entitled: “Regulating CEAS – The role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights” took place at Representation of the European Commission in Greece

Chair: Maria Gavouneli, Associate Professor, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Speeches: Vassilis Chatzopoulos, Professor, Panteio University; visiting Professor, College of Europe and Michail Chrysomallis, Associate Professor, Jean Monnet Chair, Director, International Studies Sector, University of Thrace

 

 

Special Issues in Asylum Law

 

On February 26, 2018, the 5th session of the seminar entitled: “Special Issues in Asylum Law (I)” took place at Representation of the European Commission in Greece

Chair: Maria Daniella Marouda, Associate Professor, Panteion University ; Vice-President, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Council of Europe

Speeches: “Refugee Protection: From Humanism to Solidarity”: Maria Daniella Marouda, Associate Professor, Panteion University, Special Issues in Dublin Regulation Reform (Dublin IV) Ειδικότερα Vasiliki Saranti, Expert in Migration Issues, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Angelos Syrigos, Associate Professor, Panteion University, “International Criminal Law Issues, arising from practises of refugee or asylum seekers treatment” Ioannis Kalpouzos, Lecturer; Founder of Global Legal Action Network, City University, London, “Unnaccompanied Minors’ Law”: Christina Dimakou, Project Manager, NGO Metadrasi, Giota Masouridou, Legal Councellor, NGO Metadrasi, and “The Safe Trird Country Concept”: Eleni Koutsouraki, Lawer; Post-Doctoral Researcher, European Center for Research and Training in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, Panteion University