Institute of European Integration and Policy


Athens Summer School 2018 “Moving the EU forward”

5-11 July 2018 - Athens, Greece


Working language: English

Date: 5-11 July 2018

Duration: 7 days

Location:  42-44, Aiolou str., 10560 Athens (Monastiraki Area)

Participants: Limited to 30 advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students from EU and non-EU countries

The Institute of European Integration and Policy of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) are pleased to announce the organization of the Athens Summer School 2018, one of the main activities of the Department’s Jean Monnet module “Moving the EU forward”. It will be held on 5-11 July 2018, at the Department’s premises, located at the historic Athens city centre (42-44, Aiolou str. Monistaraki area).

The Athens Summer School is an intensive interdisciplinary 7-day course (33 teaching hours), that will provide comprehensive knowledge on the different aspects of the economic crisis and the key challenges that Europe faces in the post-crisis era. How and to what extent is the EU crisis considered as an opportunity for moving the EU forward? What lessons can be learned? Which challenges face the EU and how can we deal with them to move the EU forward?  The lectures will focus on these key questions, aiming to illuminate, analyze and encourage further discussion about how EU policies and politics are (re)shaped in the aftermath of the current EU economic crisis.

The lectures will be given by distinguished academics and recognized researchers with a thorough academic background and political perception on EU politics and policies. A keynote speech will be delivered by an outstanding personality in EU affairs that will stimulate student’s interest for the courses, setting the main points for consideration.

The Athens Summer School constitutes a unique opportunity for every Greek or foreign advanced under-graduate or post-graduate student to broaden his academic and research horizons on EU crisis as new interdisciplinary field of EU studies.

The Athens Summer School aims at becoming an annual meeting point for motivated and talented students; driven by their common interest for the new dynamics that crisis has shaped for the European integration and for Greece as well.

The Programme of the Athens Summer School 2018 is available here.

The Handbook of the Athens Summer School 2018 is available here.



The Athens Summer School will be held at the Department's premises located at the historic city centre (Monastiraki area) and participating students will have the chance to be immersed into Greek culture and civilization. Participants will seize the opportunity to go for a walk and for sightseeing to the most popular sites of Athens.