The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ΕLIAMEP) and the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) of The American College of Greece successfully organized the 3rd ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy in Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece. The Summer Academy is a transnational educational program that brings together high-potential graduate students and young professionals from the Mediterranean, Europe and beyond. Distinguished academics, diplomats, policy makers, business leaders, and experienced journalists will assist the participants in analyzing and better understanding the challenges that emanate from the current global and regional geoeconomic and geopolitical shifts.

Designed as a hands-on educational activity, the Academy will focus on developing participants’ leadership skills, with emphasis on conflict management and negotiation and communication techniques. The Academy aims at broadening the participants’ perspective, as well as enhancing their professional network.

The 3rd Summer Academy addressed the following topics:

– Main drivers of instability and opportunities for cooperation in the region

– Competition between regional and external powers

– Dysfunctional states, revisionism and prolonged conflicts

– Cross-border migration, energy and climate change

– The European Union’s role in its Southern neighborhood

The program included seminars, lectures, focus group discussions, and soft-skills training.


Participants must have at least a first degree in a relevant area of study, in addition to demonstrated leadership potential and English language proficiency is a prerequisite.

The program is designed for:

  • Graduate students from Greece and abroad
  • Junior political and policy practitioners
  • Staff of think tanks
  • Representatives of civil society
  • Diplomats
  • Journalists 


The venue of the Academy is the International Olympic Academy, only a few hundred meters away from the sacred sites of ancient Olympia, a location with high symbolism for peace and international understanding.

For more information contact Mr. Angelos Karayannopoulos [email protected]

You can see the agenda here.

In the framework of the 3rd Summer Academy, the following podcast has been recordedIs democracy in danger? – Omezzine Khelifa

You can read an article by Valeria Sinisi Garcia in Kathimerini about the 3rd Summer Academy here.