Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies (2016-19), Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus.
Foteini Asderaki is an Assistant Professor of European Integration Theory and European Educational Policy and a Jean Monnet Chair on European Union’s Education, Training,
Research and Innovation Policies at the DIES, UPRC. She is the Director of the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation (ERDIC). She has been an Advisor at the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs on European issues (2015-16); she is a member of the International Bureau of Education, UNESCO, Geneva (2015-…); she was a Bologna Follow-Up Member (2004-09) and in 2015 a Horizon 2020 external evaluation expert (H2020-INT- SOCIETY-2015); she has been also nominated as an evaluator for the entrance exams of National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA); she has been nominated by the Representation of the European Commission as the coordinator for the Observatory of the European Public Sphere in Greece. Her academic interests and publications concern European Integration Theories, European Governance, and Policies, European Educational Policy, Higher Education, Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Internationalization of Higher Education; she is a member of the Internationalisation Committee of the UPRC.
She holds a Ph.D. with distinction in Political Sciences from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her Thesis, entitled as The Formation of an International Regime: The European Higher Education Area was awarded by the Hellenic University Association for European Studies (Greek ECSA) the Honorary Grant of the National Bank of Greece in memorial of Theodoros Karatzas for the best dissertation (2004-8). She has been the academic coordinator of five Jean Monnet projects since 2012-13 (BEST, EuropeStARTS, YouthActiv, U4EU and IncludU); she supports the European Commission’s Teachers4Europe and Teachers4Europe Ambassadors programmes from its initiation (2011), as well as the EP School Ambassadors program. She has been teaching at the undergraduate as well as at the postgraduate level at the DIES, and at two postgraduate programmes of the Pedagogical Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has published books and articles on European integration issues and in particular on the European Higher Education Area and European Knowledge policies. She has also worked at the Ministry of Education (2002-2009) and she has been a member of several European and intergovernmental committees.