Jean Monnet Seminar

George D. Demopoulos, Professor of Economics, Emeritus and European Chair Jean Monnet organizes at the Athens University of Economics and Business the very successful Jean Monnet Seminar Series for the last 21 academic years  (Spring semester) in the context of the activities of the European chair.  The Seminar has the following subject: “European Economic Integration and Public Policy”.

It is a weekly seminar, of 2 ½ hours duration, which takes place each Wednesday 19:00 - 21:00 (in the Amphitheatre Derigny) and in a weekly base welcomes an average number of 200 undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Economic Science, of the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business and of other Departments of Universities of the city of Athens and Pireaus.

The Seminar deals with current problems of the Greek, European and International economy, and with issues involving the operation of the EU Institutions and their prospects.

Many Professors of Greek Universities along with many distinguished executives of financial Institutions and executives of the European Committee (when they are found in Athens) are invited to give their lectures in the Seminar series in subjects that are mentioned before . A small introduction of the subject is given by Professor George Demopoulos who hosts the Seminar. In the end of the lecture of every invited speaker, the audience addresses the speaker with several questions on the relevant subject.

The students who participate in the 80% of the lectures of the Seminar Series, receive certification of their participation after the completion of the Series. The Seminar constitutes henceforth one important forum (in which Professors and researchers can present (in a simplified form) part of their research.

The weekly announcement of the Seminar is being sent out to Professors of similar Departments of our Universities, in scientific centers, and financial Institutions.

It must be noted that an Annual Report on the activities of the European Chair Jean Monnet (no. 97/0243) that Professor Emeritus George D. Demopoulos holds is submitted to the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission, undersigned by the Rector of our University.