Invitation to an online lecture

«Europe as a soft power: advantages and disadvantages of the EU’s international action»

Monday, 17 May 2021 at 18.00
(online at the link: https://authgr.zoom.us/j/98987728687?pwd=bm9ScXhuc1pBTUsrSk9DZExPaitUZz09)

The Jean Monnet Chairs “The Fundamentals of European Integration: Democracy, Institutions and Policiesof the Department of Political Sciences and European Constitutional Law and Constitutional Culture of the Law School in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki invite you to the lecture by

Mr. Christos Stylianides

Professor and advisor of Commission Vice-President M. Schoinas

entitled

«Europe as a soft power: advantages and disadvantages of the EU’s international action»

The lecture will take place on Monday 17 May at 18.00 as a hybrid event:

in room 319 of the Law School building for a limited number of guests and online through the platform zoom

https://authgr.zoom.us/j/98987728687?pwd=bm9ScXhuc1pBTUsrSk9DZExPaitUZz09 (Meeting ID: 989 8772 8687 and password 749328)

Mr. Christos Stylianides has served as European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management (2014-19) and was also the EU Ebola Coordinator. From these positions he made a significant contribution to strengthening the EU’s role as a global ‘soft power’.

Today he is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE), an academic member at the Medical School of the University of Nicosia-Cyprus and a Visiting Professor at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) Research School in Germany. He is also an advisor of Commission Vice-President M. Schoinas on training in crisis areas, as well as on migration and integration.

He was elected as a MEP in the May 2014 European elections. He was twice appointed Government spokesperson of Cyprus (2013-2014 and 1998-1999). Between 2006 and 2013 he served as a member of the Cyprus House of Representatives (elected in 2006 and 2011). Between 2006 and 2011 he was a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and a member of its Bureau in 2012. He has been declared “Global Champion for Education in Emergencies” by the international organization Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and “Political Champion for Education in Emergencies” by the Malala Foundation for its dedication and contribution to education in crisis areas.

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