European Economic and Social Governance - Govart2017

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES - Department of Sociology
10 Jul 2017 to 20 Jul 2017

The Summer School “European Governance”, based on the topics of governance, pluralism and trans-nationalisation aims to contribute to the development of research activities in the fields of democracy, EU citizenship and awareness, comparative European politics, international organisation, EU enlargement and human rights. Emphasis will be given to the study of practice of governance at national and European level.

The main concern of the Summer School series concentrates on EU’s contribution to the international debate on governance, whose crux is the democratisation of decision-making process. We are attracted by the specificities of governance in a pan-European level but also the analysis of European Governance as a means of challenging the role of the state in the organisation of the international community.

The Summer School, offering a multitude of teaching and learning methods, consisting of highly interactive activities (seminars, workshops, round tables, panels etc.) takes place every July at the island of Lesbos, on the premises of the University of the Aegean. Its main objective is to provide an in depth analysis of the meaning and applications of European governance.

This year's Summer School titled “European Economic and Social Governance” will be held from 10 to 20 July 2017.


The Summer School aims to help PhD students to better understand the debate on Governance, Pluralism and Trans-nationalisation in Europe, the effects of EU policies at the national level and the (dis-)functioning of the decision-making process. Enhancing the existing experience of Summer Schools on European Governance since 2013, means to produce knowledge and to study the functions of the European system at the national and the European level. Moreover, it strengthens the collaboration with the partner institutions by enriching its academic offer and by becoming an important social and academic event for all the doctoral students, on the island of Lesbos, as an opportunity for a new reflection for the idea of the European Integration (Treaty on European Union, Article 6).

The group of collaborating professors of the GovUnet with excellent teaching and research experience in this area constitutes a safeguard for the success of the objectives of the Summer School. 


Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Networks project GovUnet (Governance, Pluralism and Trans-Nationalisation in Europe) 




University of the Aegean - coordinator, Professor Panagiotis GRIGORIOU 

University of Luxembourg, Professor Philippe POIRIER Logo Université du Luxembourg

Catholic University of Louvain, Professor Piere VERCAUTEREN

University of Piraeus, Ass. Professor Foteini ASDERAKI  Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για πανεπιστημιο πειραια logo

University of Cadiz, Professor Alejandro DEL VALLE GALVEZ  Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για university of cadiz logo

University of Siegen, Prof. Dr. Raphaela AVERKORN  Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για university of siegen logo

University Babes Bolyai, Associate Habilitated Professor Sergiu MISCOIU  Babeş-Bolyai University, LOGO

Panteion University, Ass.Professor Maria Daniella MAROUDA  Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για παντειο πανεπιστημιο logo