Thessaloniki, Greece

Climate Crisis: Social & Economic Impact

when 3 July 2022 - 9 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 100

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of the International Hellenic University (I.H.U.) in cooperation with the Institute of International Economic Relations are exceptionally pleased to announce the organization of the 1st Energy Summer Academy on “Climate Crisis: Social & Economic Impact”.

International Hellenic University is a centre of academic excellence, and this tradition underpins our summer classes. Our Summer Academy gives participants from around the world the opportunity to explore, in a small-class setting, a subject of high interest. The effects of Climate Crisis on key sectors of society and economic life, as well as the actions to be taken by the states are going to be analyzed in depth, while emphasis will be given on the initiatives taken by the EU to deal with these effects.

Course leader

Organizing Committee of the Summer Academy

Dr. Theodore Panagos, Scientific Director
Asst. Professor K. Komnios, Scientific Co-Director
Maria Droungelidou, Scientific Assistant

Target group

Places are awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so we suggest candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure a quick response and place availability.

Late applications will be considered, but places are limited, thus there might not be availability by that stage.

In any case, the University remains the right to decide upon the admission or the rejection of the applications, taking into account, inter alia, the applicants’ level of English language knowledge.


The Summer Academy on Climate Crisis welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational and professional background. Participants can be undergraduate students and graduates of related disciplines. Applications from other professionals with an interest in energy and environmental issues will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be well acquainted with the English language.

The Academy is open to a maximum of 35 participants.

Course aim

The aim of this 1-week intensive Academy is to make the participants more acquainted with the impact of Climate Crisis by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by experts of the relevant fields.

With regards to the crucial subject of climate crisis, issues to be discussed will include, inter alia, climate change risks and insurance, energy security, dispute resolution, as well as the environmental dimension, the economic and the geopolitical impact of climate crisis.

The Summer Academy will be conducted in English, by distinguished Faculty Members and Academics from International Hellenic University and from other Universities in Greece and abroad, as well as by industry representatives, specialist commentators and experts working on this energy field. International Hellenic University inaugurates a Summer Academy that gives its participants the chance to attend a lecture series, by top Professors currently engaged in this energy field.

Credits info

5 EC
Certificate of Attendance and Course Credits

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to all attendees who have fulfilled all requirements.
Successful completion of the program leads to the award of 5 ECTS credits. Students/graduates, taking the course for credit at their home institutions, are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits, since degree requirements vary among universities.

The School will provide the participants with electronic material, presentations of the lectures, court decisions, material for workshops and case studies.

Fee info

EUR 100: The tuition fees are 100 € (non-refundable). The fees will cover:

- Participation in the Summer Academy
- Welcome Social Event on the Induction Day (3rd of July)
- Transportation from Thessaloniki to a) Vergina (cultural historical excursion in Vergina Archaeological Site) and b) Halkidiki (social excursion by the sea)
- Goodbye Social Event (Dinner) (9th of July)

All participants are responsible for covering travel costs from their home cities to Thessaloniki and other everyday expenses. Participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 200 € for the whole week.