The ‘Ariane Condellis’ European Programme of ELIAMEP organizes and coordinates ELIAMEP’s actions and programmes related to the European Union and the European integration process more broadly. The Programme focuses on the institutional and political developments in Europe, being the central hub of ELIAMEP’s activities vis-à-vis the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE, https://futureu.europa.eu/).
The main objectives of the Programme are the enhancement of the European deliberative democracy and the enrichment of our understanding of the evolving integration process. These objectives are pursued by engaging citizens in activities organized in the framework of the Conference with a view to share ideas and exchange views on the future of Europe. The outcomes of these activities feed into and fertilize the domestic and European public dialogue, contributing to the increased interaction between the European institutions and citizens.
The organized activities comprise training seminars, citizens panels, public debates, and deliberations with policy-makers and experts on various aspects of the integration process. Furthermore, focused academic workshops and conferences are organized to explore and better understand the political and economic dynamics that shape the EU.
One of the main activities of the Programme is the establishment and coordination of the EUYouthHub (https://www.facebook.com/euyouthhub), an autonomous group of young citizens that provides a forum for regular discussion of European issues. It aims to familiarise young people with organized deliberation processes and enhance their participation in the public dialogue. The Hub plays an active role and is involved in the activities of the ‘Arian Contellis’ Programme but also organises additional actions on its own or in collaboration with other civil society groups.
The project is being supported by the following interns, on a contractual six-months basis (September 2021-March 2022):
- Simoni – Gerasimina Tzouganatou, BA in International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus (Greece).
- Athina Tsalikidou, LLM in EU Law from UCL (UK).
- Lida Katsanouli, MA in Legal and Political Theory from UCL (UK).
- Sophia Demerouti, MA student in Global Risks and Analytics at the University of Peloponnese (Greece).
News & Media:
EU Youth Hub interview – Savvas Papadopoulos discusses with S. Blavoukos and A. Kyriakidis, 18 February 2022
EU Youth Hub Talks episode 3 – Savvas Papadopoulos (podcast), 28 January 2022
Democracy during the pandemic – Alexandros Kyriakidis (TV appearance), 25 January 2022
The price of high expectations – Spyros Blavoukos, 22 January 2022
Public Safety at the time of the Pandemic – Spyros Blavoukos and Alexandros Kyriakidis (TV appearance), 12 January 2022
Migration and European Union – Savvas Papadopoulos (podcast), 5 January 2022
The EU’s “Strategic Compass” and the European army – Spyros Blavoukos, 7 December 2021
Presentation of EUYouthHub and Coordinators – Alexandros Kyriakidis (podcast), 4 November 2021
The next day – Spyros Blavoukos, ΤΑ ΝΕΑ, 25 September 2021
Merkel’s legacy – Spyros Blavoukos, Athens Voice, 24 September 2021
Upgrading RescEU – Spyros Blavoukos, TA NEA, 10 August 2021
The next day for the European project – Spyros Blavoukos (podcast), 30 July 2021
The Conference on the Future of Europe and the EU Consultative Turn – Alexandros Kyriakidis, TA NEA, 29 July 2021
NATO Summit and Defense Budgets – Spyros Blavoukos, TA NEA, 16 June 2021