Bridging Perspectives: Training Young Leaders Across the Mediterranean 

4th ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy
Olympia, Greece, 1-6 July 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Institute of Global Affairs of The American College of Greece (ACG) invite applications to the 4th ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy in Olympia, Peloponnese, Greece.

The ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy is a cross-border educational initiative that brings together promising graduate students and young professionals from the Mediterranean, Europe, and beyond. Renowned academics, diplomats, policymakers, business leaders, and experienced journalists will guide participants in dissecting and comprehending the challenges stemming from current global and regional geoeconomic and geopolitical shifts.

Structured as a dynamic educational experience, the Academy aims to enhance the participants’ leadership potential through knowledge and skills acquisition, provided by in-depth analyses and workshops on conflict management and negotiation techniques. The comprehensive programme includes seminars, lectures, and social activities, aiming to expand participants’ perspectives and fortify their professional networks.

Explore videos, speakers, and more information from the previous Academy here.

4th ELIAMEP – ACG Summer Academy Key Themes: 

  • The security nexus in the Mediterranean: the Gaza War effect and the competition between regional and external powers.
  • Is Europe still relevant in the Mediterranean region?
  • Climate crisis and the appropriate sustainable development policies for the Mediterranean.
  • An inherently unstable region? Collaboration prospects through economic integration and cross-border migration.

Interactive Workshops Include:

  • Negotiations Training
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

All sessions will be conducted in English. Applicants must hold at least a first degree in a relevant area and demonstrate leadership potential. The age limit is 35, and proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite.

Participants:

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

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
  • CV
  • Demonstration of a good command of the English language

Participation Fee and Deadlines: 

Early Bird:

Fee: 250 euros

Deadline: 20 March 2024 

Standard Application:

Fee: 350 euros

Deadline: 30 April 2024  NEW DEADLINE 15 MAY 2024

  • The fees include accommodation (full board) and local transportations, not travel expenses.
  • Three participants will be awarded a participation fee waiver based on merit.
  • ELIAMEP and ACG urge Institutions and Organisations, such as Embassies, Universities and International Organisations to encourage eligible participants to apply. 

Apply online here.

 

VENUE & CONTACT:

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

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