Training Emerging Leaders for the New Geopolitical Challenges in the Mediterranean 

3rd ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy
Olympia, Greece, 3-8 July 2023

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ΕLIAMEP) and the Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece are pleased to invite applications to 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 Summer Academy will address 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 will include seminars, lectures, focus group discussions, and soft-skills training. All sessions are held in English.


Participants must have at least a first degree in a relevant area of study, in addition to demonstrated leadership potential. The age limit for applicants is 35 years. 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 


You can apply online here. The organizers offer a significant number of scholarships.

It is necessary to provide the following documents in English: 

  • Statement of purpose (max 200 words), highlighting the relevance and potential benefit of the Summer Academy to applicant’s work.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Demonstration of a good command of the English language.

Please select for which registration category you apply for:

Registration Category Fee
Organizational/Institutional participation 750 €
Individual participation 350€
ACG students and ELIAMEP interns 250€

ELIAMEP and ACG urge Institutions and Organizations, such as Embassies, Universities and international Organizations to encourage eligible participants to apply.

The fees include accommodation (full board) and local transportations, not travel expenses. 

Deadline: 12 May 2023


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.

The Summer Academy is a joint program of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece (ACG).

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