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EURO.PA.S 2010

European Parliament Simulation 2010 was the first organized attempt of establishing this particular conference. It was held on 21th- 25th of May. The conference was dedicated to former vice-President of the European Parliament, Mr. Avgerinos. It attracted more than 150 participants. Quite a remarkable feat for such a fresh effort. The conference was open to Greek universities and the grand majority of them responded to that call. University of Piraeus stood by the organizing committee by providing everything needed: facilities, financial aid and most important, the invaluable aid of the academic staff of the department of International and European Affairs, our dear professors.

 

EURO.PA.S 2011

European Parliament Simulation 2011 was the confirmation that the particular conference was going to be established as an academic institution in Greece. This year’s conference was organized by the newly founded, at the time, Institute of Research and Training on European Affairs and the honored persons were Mrs. Perraki and Mrs. Gontika for introducing simulations to the Greek academic community. Euro.Pa.S. 2011 was supported by the office of the European Parliament in Greece and the University of Piraeus. This year’s participants came from many Greek and European universities including L.S.E. and University of Paris, reaching more than 280 participants, raising almost 90% in participation!

 

EURO.PA.S 2012

European Parliament Simulation 2012 was the third consecutive effort, proving that the academic community had embrassed the conference. This year conference was organized, once again, by the Insitute of Research and Training on European Affairs and it was dedicated to Mrs. Koppa and Mrs. Giannakou, heads of their political parties representation at the European Parliament. The project was supported by the office of the European Parliament in Greece, the University of Piraeus, the representation of the European Commission in Greece and Jef Greece.

 

EURO.PA.S. 2014

Euro.Pa.S. 2014, organised for the 5th consecutive successful year, was held at the University of Piraeus as well as at the French Insitute in Athens and Michael Cacoyannis Foundation during April, 11th-14th. The conference was sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, the Greek Secretariat for Youth for the second year in a row and it was also supported by a number of other state and private institutions, like the European Commission’s Representation in Greece and the European Parliament’s Information Office in Greece.
Moreover, Euro.Pa.S. 2014 was dedicated to the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it was also honoured by the fact that the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz, accepted to be the awarded person this year thus confirming his support to the conference for two consecutive years. Ambassador and Head of the Ofice of the Hellenic Presidency, Mr. Dimitris Caramitsos-Tziras, was there to receive the award on behalf of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Head of the European Parliament’s Information Office in Athens, Mr. Leonidas Antonakopoulos, received the award on behalf of Mr. Schulz, who had also sent a video message. Euro.Pa.S. 2014 attracted more than 300 participants from all Greek Universities and abroad,  while the agenda was carefully chosen and contained a variety of topics which are to be discussed by the new European Parliament after it was elected in the elections of May 2014.

 

EUropa.S. 2015

EUropa.S. 2015 was the development of Euro.Pa.S., reforming itself and encompassing most of the EU institutions. It simulated the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Court of Justice.

EUropa.S. 2015, organized for its 6th consecutive year, was  held on April 3-6th at the University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, as well as the French Institute in Athens. The conference was sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, the Greek Secretary for Youth and was also supported by a number of other state and private institutions, such as the European Commission’s Representation in Greece and the European Parliament’s Information Office in Greece.

EUropa.S. 2015 was dedicated to the Irish Presidency of the Council of EU and was honoured to be supported by the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, for the third consecutive year.

EUropa.S. 2015 attracted more than 330 participants from all Greek universities and abroad, while the agendas contained up to date topics.

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