The ELGS organizes special programs each summer on current topics related to the fields of law and governance, which draw on key experts from throughout the world.
Through the programs, participants are granted the opportunity to explore the political, institutional, regulatory and supervisory frameworks of evolving fields of law, primarily related to European and International integration.
THREE SUMMER COURSES CURRENTLY OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS:
ELGS Summer Intensive – Global Administrative Law in practice
Reforms of Economic Governance
In the European and Global Context
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Academic Supervision: Professor Sabino Cassese, former Judge, Constitutional Court of Italy with the support of Professor Edoardo Chiti, University of La Tuscia, Italy
24-28 July 2023 – ELGS campus Legrena, Sounion GR
This week-long summer school focuses on the increasing use of administrative law-type mechanisms within the regulatory institutions of global governance (international financial institutions, technical standardization organizations, international networks, public-private partnerships, private entities etc). The summer school provides a unique forum for a critical engagement with emerging forms of global administration in today’s transnational legal landscape.
The idea is to discuss the latest developments on global administrative law from a practical perspective and cover both constitutional and institutional issues, and issues of soft governance. Topics of global interest that have an impact in daily lives of citizens, such as Brexit or responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be analyzed under a transnational perspective.
Designed for: Master or PhD level students from law or other social sciences as well as practitioners and professionals: legal advisors, lawyers and officials of international organizations and domestic administrations who seek ways to enhance their professional skills by keeping up-to-date with emergent global regulation issues.
The participants will attend courses in the various fields conducted by eminent professors from prestigious Universities from all over the world. All the courses will be seminar-like classes and colloquia, and the active class-participation will be encouraged.
Cost of the Program:
The cost is 490€.
Applications deadline: June 16, 2023
How to apply: Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to firstname.lastname@example.org Information at T: +30 211 311 0 671
Program 2023 to be published soon. This year the program will be held in situ and will include one day of study visit in Athens and other social and cultural events.
- Is there a Global Constitution
Prof. Avv. Elisa. D’Alterio University of Catania, Italy
- Global Financial Regulation
Prof. Maurizia De Bellis, Tor Vergata, University of Rome
- Governing by the numbers
Prof. Marta Infantino, University of Trieste, Italy
- The administrative State under Siege
Prof. Elisabetta Morlino, University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples, Italy
Dr. Giovvani Zaccaroni, Lecturer, Department of European and Comparative Law, University of Malta
Two extra discussions will be held at the initiation of the program (Monday and Tuesday in the afternoon sessions).
Human Rights in Europe
Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, Professor, Dr, Judge, Dean of Athens Law School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, former President of the European Court of Human Rights
Guido Raimondi, Professor, former President of the European Court for Human Rights;
Professor Avv. Elisa. D’Alterio
Global regulation in banking and Trade law
Christos Gortsos, Professor, Law School, National Kapodistrian University of Athens
Giorgio Sacerdoti, Emeritus Professor Bocconi University, Italy, former chairman of the WTO AB
Professor Maurizia De Bellis
You can download the BROCHURE here.
Dr. Giovanni Zaccaroni, Brexit Institute of the Dublin City University, Ireland during the online lesson
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2020 Program – Administrative Law in Practice
- Is there a Global Constitution?- Lorenzo Casini, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca
- The Administrative State under Siege –Elisabetta Morlino, Universitá Suor Orsola Benincasa
- Governing by the numbers, Prof. Marta Infantino, University of Trieste, Italy
- Global financial regulation, Prof. Maurizia De Bellis Tor Vergata, University of Rome
- Brexit, Dr. Giovanni Zaccaroni, Brexit Institute of the Dublin City University
2019 Program ran under the title: Comparative Law and Global Governance
- Is there a Global Constitution?- Lorenzo Casini, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca
- The Administrative State under Siege –Elisabetta Morlino, Universitá Suor Orsola Benincasa.
- The Εvolution of EU Energy Market Regulation- Aikaterini Ιliadou , Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Judicial Review: Old and New Problems- Diletta Tega, Bologna University
- Where is the European Union going?– the future of the EMU, Christos Gortsos, Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Where are we with Brexit? – Federico Fabbrini, School of Law and Government of Dublin City University
- The Dialogue of Courts – Diletta Tega, Bologna University
- Markets and States in Global Governance – Eser Karakas, University of Strasbourg
- Allocation of International Responsibility between member States and International Organisations: tug-of-war or passing the buck?, Nikolas Voulgaris, European Law and Governance School
- The autonomy of the EU legal order vis-à-vis international law, Cristina Contartese, European Law and Governance School
Prof. Lorenzo Casini, IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca
MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL (MIGSS) 2023
“Migration and Asylum in Times of Crises”
24-30 July, 2023
Will run ON PREMISE
- Α week-long program in English will investigate the developments, challenges, integration and social exclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe as well as in reception societies.
- Open for Practitioners, NGO Professionals, Researchers & Post-Graduate Students of all disciplines (i.e. Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, and Economics et al.)
- Meet key academics and experts working in the field
- The on-site visits to Reception facilities and NGOs will be conducted this year . Extra lectures have been added to the program for the online participants
- Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar.
The structure of the Program
- The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of the current situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate from the EPLO premises at Legrena Sounion . MIGSS is scheduled to run this summer IN SITU with CLASSROOM courses and study visits.
- Both migration and asylum issues are central topics in national and global governance. The rise in the number of international migrants has been unrelenting over the last twenty years, reaching 281 million people living outside their country of origin in 2022 (United Nations, 2022). An extensive range of reasons and forces have led to unprecedented levels of migration, ranging from safety seeking, persecution, military, and civil conflicts, as well as political and economic changes. Since 2015, several global migration and refugee crises have emerged, including immense flows of asylum seekers and migrants to Europe’s shores and major displacements from new and ongoing conflicts. Many shipwrecks and tragic deaths prompted for an urgent policy response on behalf of the European Union with particular focus on search-and-rescue operations and thwarting the migrant smuggling industry and trafficking networks. Child migrants and unaccompanied minors traveling alone towards the EU or the United States encountered multiple dangers including the risk of abuse and trafficking. Along with the escalation of the flows the EU was confronted with five interrelated crises: a) A Central, Eastern Mediterranean migration, border-control and humanitarian crisis; b) A growing asylum and protection crisis as national asylum mechanisms and legal systems had to deal with mixed flows of many nationalities, including those to be granted protection, e.g., Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans, and others; c) Congested accommodation facilities, stressful and unhygienic conditions; d) Public opinion of local societies curved from positive views to greater skepticism resulting in the growing power of the political extreme right along with an anti-immigrant rhetoric leading towards a crisis of solidarity; e) Overstressed integration processes. Natural disasters highlighted the connection between a changing climate and human mobility, leading to extended displacements in 2020 global displacement increased dramatically with 82.4 million (UNHCR, 2020) individuals worldwide displaced internally or externally as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations in the Central African Republic, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Syria, Myanmar, Ukraine, Somalia, Venezuela and Yemen, suffering dire conditions and clashes (European Commission, 2021). During 2020 and 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic, wider disputes regarding international burden-sharing and humanitarian protection emerged. Beyond restrictions on international mobility and legal migration, changes to informal migration routes were sparked (MPI, 2020). Immigrants have been among the worst hit by the pandemic and migrant workers were at a higher risk of being infected since they were in precarious employment and under a precarious legal status, while they were considered essential workers throughout the public-health crisis in both low- and high-skilled jobs. Reception countries differ immensely regarding their capacity, perceptions, and practices to integrate migrants and refugees financially and socially into their societies. Thus, a global framework for handling migration crises is required.In this context, the course 7th Migration Summer School (MIGSS): “Migration and Asylum in Times of Crises” has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of multiple crises on the reception, management, human rights and integration of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of the current situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts and study visits. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO). The MIGSS will take place from 24-30 July 2023
Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the program, after demonstrating their full and active participation throughout the 7-day course. The program does not require written work to be submitted or exams to be taken.
Participants who wish to obtain ECTS are required to submit an essay of approx. 5.000 words at the end of the Summer School on a topic related to the lectures of the MIGSS and supervised by a lecturer of their choice. Deadline for essay submission: 1st September 2022.
The Summer School program is offered in English.
As this program is interdisciplinary by nature, it is open to all disciplines (such as Sociology, Social Policy, International Relations, Human Rights, Economics et al.) and applicants from an undergraduate level of studies and beyond are welcome, including but not limited to postgraduate students, PhD candidates, researchers, and NGO professionals. Doctoral students and researchers will have the opportunity to present their PhD/research at the PhD Seminar, provided a minimum of five students are enrolled in the seminar.
Cost 490€ which includes: tuition fees, transportation cost from the hotel in Sounion to the lecture hall, study visits arrangement and transportation.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of motivation in English to email@example.com, T: +30 211 311 0 671 by May 31, 2023.
The field trips of the Migration Summer School will take place.
Students are invited to secure their own accommodation and transportation, or may opt for an accommodation package that is provided through the EPLO.
Participants will be accommodated at the seaside premises of the EPLO at Sounion, Greece or at a partner hotel. Accommodation is on a first-come-first-serve basis and students interested in this package should inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
The program takes place at EPLO facilities in Sounion, one hour away from Athens by car, overlook the Aegean Sea and are located by the bay of Cape Sounion, where the ancient Temple of Poseidon rests. Participants will have access to EPLO facilities, which include a resource library, study room, and sports facilities.
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop in order to study relevant references and reading material including statistics, maps, reports, scientific articles on aspects of the phenomenon of migration and refugee flows and presentations used by the speakers.
2023 Instructors soon to be announced.
Below the previous session’s 2022 instructors.
2022 Migration Summer School Schedule
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Migration Summer Schools 2022 “Rethinking the governance of migrant and refugee integration at local level”
Hybrid Format, 25-31 July, 2022
- The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of the current situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate online by EPLO. MIGSS is scheduled to run this summer both IN SITU with CLASSROOM courses and ONLINE with synchronous e-learning and with relevant adjustments to the program and a slightly reduced cost. Those who wish to participate in the online mode of the program they should follow the application process as is for the taught program but make sure to state clearly that they apply for the online program.
- The rise in the number of international migrants has been strong over the last twenty years, reaching 281 million people living outside their country of origin in 2020, an increase from 173 million in 2000 and 221 million in 2010, while currently, international migrants represent about 3.6 per cent of the world’s population. An extensive range of reasons and forces have led to unprecedented levels of migration, ranging from seeking safety, persecution, arm and civil conflicts, political and economic changes. Thus, a global framework for handling migration crises is required as the international response to the ongoing migration and refugee reception crisis was late, unsatisfactory and excessively cautious by many countries. Humanitarian tragedies along with globally publicized images of suffering and death led to the acceleration of the international co‑ordination. Since 2015 a series of global migration crises emerged, including immense flows of asylum seekers and migrants to Europe shores and major displacements from new and ongoing conflicts. Asylum seekers and migrants arrived irregularly on the shores of the frontline states Italy, Greece and Spain overwhelmed, while multiple lives lost in their efforts to cross the Mediterranean consisting a massive humanitarian crisis. A large number of shipwrecks and tragic deaths prompted for an urgent policy response on behalf of European Union and its Member-States with particular focus on search-and-rescue operations and combat of smuggling industry of migrants and trafficking networks. At the same time, child migrants/unaccompanied minors traveling alone towards the EU or the United States encountered multiple dangers including the risk of abuse and trafficking. Integration describes an individual or group process that seeks to adapt to a new country and the reality of immigrants, applicants and beneficiaries of international protection. It is a dynamic, two-way process of mutual accommodation by all immigrants and residents of EU Member-States and the promotion of fundamental rights, non-discrimination and equal opportunities for all are key integration issues. Social integration is defined as the process of interaction and mutual adaptation migrants, applicants and beneficiaries of international protection as well and the host society with the aim of creating societies with strong cohesion and achieving coexistence in terms of peace and mutual understanding, while particular emphasis should be given at local level integration. The integration of immigrants, applicants and beneficiaries of international protection is a special area and an integral part of a state’s migration policy and the wider social policy for its entire population. It depends directly on the migration management policy and requires targeted and positive actions in order for the specific population to be re-socialized in the country of his/her settlement. In this context, the course 6th Migration Summer School (MIGSS): “Rethinking the governance of migrant and refugee integration at local level” has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of multiple crises on the integration of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of the current situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate online by EPLO. This School will take place from 25thJuly to 31st July, 2022.
Giovanna Campani, Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence (UniFI), Italy.
Teresa Terrón-Caro, Professor, Department of Education and Social Psychology, Vice Dean of Quality and Teaching Coordination, Faculty of Social Sciences, University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain.
Theodoros Fouskas, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attica, Greece.
Gerassimos Karabelias, Professor, Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Director of METHEXI Lab.
George Tsobanoglou, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Director of Sociology of Work Lab (ergon-axia), Greece
Apostolos Veizis, MD, Executive Director, INTERSOS Hellas
Anastasia Chalkia, Dr., Asylum Expert – NKUA
Zoran Lapov, Dr. in General and Social Pedagogy, Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and Psychology (FORLILPSI), University of Florence, Italy.
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Director, Greek Council for Refugees
Fabiola Ortega de Mora /Dr., Faculty of Social Sciences, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
Dimitrios Georgiadis, Camp Manager of Eleonas Refugee Camp, PhD in Education and Psychology, University of Bari
Michael Gusmano, Professor, the College of Health, Lehigh University
Maurizio Ambrosini, Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan
Dimitrios Georgiadis, Camp Manager of Eleonas Refugee Camp, PhD in Education and Psychology, University of Bari
Michael Gusmano, Professor, the College of Health, Lehigh University
Course Leader: Theodoros Fouskas, Assistant Professor (elected), Department of Public Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of West Attic, Greece
2019 MIGRATION SUMMER SCHOOL “Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe”
22-27 July 2019
The Structure of the Program
In this context, the course 3rd Migration Summer School (MIGSS) titled “Moving Beyond Crisis? From exclusion to integration of migrants and refugees in Europe” has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of issues regarding the integration of immigrants and refugees in Europe with emphasis on the current situation in Europe.
The summer school gives participants a theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe, with particular focus on the current situation in Europe. This will be achieved through lectures and discussions led by internationally acknowledged professors and experts, as well as through a day of site-visits to facilities and organizations in Athens that support refugees, and immigrants. This program is organized by the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), and will operate out of the EPLO’s premises at Sounion, Greece. This School took place from 22nd July to 27th July, 2019.
This program will offer participants insights into migration in Europe, highlighting its growing relevance for the worldwide discussion on migration and refugee integration policies and combating social exclusion in Europe. It will help them develop a broad theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary migration in Europe.
On a scientific level the program aims to develop arguments in relevance to social exclusion and integration in the context of immigrant and refugee movements, to assess the causes and effects of the migration and refugee crisis on European societies of reception and on the migrant populations themselves and to provide motivation for further research in the field.
Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Nadina Christopoulou, Ph.D. University of Cambridge, Anthropologist, and Co-founder/Coordinator of Melissa Network
Daniel Esdras, Special Envoy of the DG of the IOM, Advisor to the Regional Director for the Mediterranean.
Theodoros Fouskas, Sociologist, Ph.D., University of West Attica (UNIWA) and EPLO, Greece.
Lefteris Papagiannakis, Dep. Mayor for Immigrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Municipality of Athens, Greece.
Paraskevi Gikopoulou, PhD, University of Warwick, Sociologist, External Research Associate, Department of Public Health Policy, University of West Attica, Greece
Tina Stavrinaki, Lawyer, Ph.D. University Paris 2, Assistant Coordinator of the Racist Violence Recording Network.
Course Leader: Dr. Theodoros Fouskas
In conjunction with the seminars, the program includes two days of study visits in Athens and Thiva. Athens provides an ultimate setting for carrying out this program, as Athens comprises the main city of temporary or permanent stay for immigrants and refugees in the country and offers a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement.
Participants will be given the unique opportunity to interact with immigrants, refugees and representatives of organizations that provide support to them by conducting a study visit to key locations such as :
- Accommodation Center for Migrants and Refugees in Thiva, Central Greece
- Melissa Network: Network of Migrant Women in Greece, Promoting Empowerment, Communication and Active Citizenship, Athens, Attica
- Generation 2.0 for Rights Equality and Diversity (G2RED) – Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Athens,
- Open Reception Facility of Third-Country Nationals, Eleonas, Athens
- Open Centre for migrants registered for assisted voluntary return and reintegration (OCAVRR), Athens
ELGS /IHU SUMMER ACADEMY ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Thematic 2023: “METAVERSE – Ethical, Economic and Legal Challenges”
2-8 July, 2023
In collaboration with the International Hellenic University
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS.
Dive into the exciting world of the Metaverse: Join the Summer Academy that is taking place in Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Hellenic International University and explore the ethical, economic, and legal challenges we are facing as a consequence of the rapidly evolving technology. Our academy is designed for students, professionals, and anyone interested in the Metaverse and its impact on society. You’ll learn from leading experts in the field, who will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the technology, its potential, and its challenges.
The aim of this 1-week intensive Academy is to make the participants more acquainted with the new and promising subject of the Metaverse by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by experts of the relevant fields.
You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other participants from different backgrounds and gain valuable insights from their perspectives.
Programme Structure / Working hours
The lectures will be live and will take place, in Thessaloniki, during the first week of July 2023 (between the 2nd and the 8th of July 2023). More specifically, for the period of 1 week, 6 lectures will be offered from Monday 3 July to Saturday 9 July (10.00a.m.-12.00 p.m. & 12.10-14.00 p.m.). Along with the lectures, the program includes some further activities; the participants will be given the opportunity to participate to educational visits.
The program includes lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions on the following topics:
- What is the Metaverse?- Challenges for the Computer Science
- Legal issues in the Metaverse
- Ethical dimensions and individual rights
- The gaming industry and the Metaverse
- The economic impact of the Metaverse
- Intellectual Property and the Metaverse
The detailed program will be announced soon.
♦Welcome event – Initiation of Summer Academy works:
Sunday 2 July 2023: 12.00-14.30
Monday July 3 – Saturday July 8: 10.00-14.00
Is addressed to:
The program is open to graduate students and PhD researchers from various disciplines such as Philosophy, Law, Computer Science providing them with a basic background on the metaverse, but it is also aimed at senior researchers, policy analysts, lawyers and legal experts, civil servants, members of organizations of civil society, AI practitioners and other professionals interested in expanding their understanding of AI and its impact on society.
Applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of interest in English to email@example.com or contact us at +30 211 311 0 671 by the end of May 2023.
Accommodation and Tuition Fees
The tuition fees are 150 € (non-refundable). The fees cover:
- Participation in the Summer Academy
- Welcome Social Event on the Induction Day (2nd of July)
- Transportation from the International Hellenic University to a Company (educational visit)
- Goodbye Social Event (Dinner) (8th 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 240 € for the whole week.
• The program takes place in Thessaloniki. Venue will be announced soon.
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, perfect for a summer academy. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy the Mediterranean sea, while also gaining valuable knowledge about the Metaverse.