Greece, Lesbos Island

European Governance & State

when 6 July 2015 - 16 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 120

Learning Objectives
• in-depth knowledge of European governance, i.e. democratic exercise of power at the operating level of EU institutions but also at the level of operation of national decision-making mechanisms
• students' interest will be linked to their ability, because of the specialized knowledge gained, to participate in a democratic European decision making mechanism as well as enhancing the direct role of citizens in the associated procedures
• the acquisition of specialized knowledge will be done thanks to the teaching of prestigius European researchers and academics and recognized connoisseurs of European Governance. It is important to emphasize that the instructors are already members of a research team working on the relevant discipline through special workshops and joint publications
• the acquisition of such expertise will be achieved thanks to the extensive research and profound relationship the members of the teaching team have European Governance, protection of human rights, globalization and implications of European integration processes and the economic of European Governance.

Summer School Thematic Topics :
• Institutional aspects of European Governance
• European and Global Governance
• European Governance – Public Administration
• Political neo-populism in Europe
• European Governance and Immigrationphenomenon
• European Governance and International Legal Ordrer
• European Governance and EU external relations
• State, democracy and decision making in E.U.
• Comparative European Politics

Course leader

GRIGORIOU Panagiotis, Dean of Social Sciences at the University of the Aegean, Professor in International and European Institutions at the University of the Aegean since 2001.He studied law at the University of Athens (Faculty of Law). He has obtained his

Target group

Participants to the Summer School would ideally hold a Master Degree in political sciences or in a relevant field of study such as sociology, humanities and law (european, international and/or administrative law) with a good background in european institutions functioning. Students of MA programs willing to continue their studies for a Ph.D. are strongly encouranged to apply to the Course. The course is also open to governmental, public and private sector servants. Students at the level of undergraduate studies can be also admitted.

Course aim

The Summer School aims to produce knowledge, and to study the functions of the parliamentary system in national and European decision-making process. We will try to contribute to the development of research activities in the fields of democracy, national legislation and comparative European politics. Emphasis will be given to the study of the European Parliament and of the respective national parliaments and practice of governance at national and European level.

Credits info

Students that successfuly attend all the lectures and pass the exams will receive a Certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 120: the fee includes access to educational material