The EastMed project aims at the development and delivery of a MOOC focused on the region of the Eastern Mediterranean. Thus, the partnership is made up by 4 Mediterranean partners. Another criterion on the basis of which the partnership was built was that all partners have experience in project-related areas, such as IR, EU Studies, EU-Mediterranean Relations, innovative learning methodologies and digital applications such as MOOCs, as well as ECTS/ESG .Each of the partners has several years’ experience in transnational cooperation; all of the partners have worked on a wide variety of European initiatives.The structure of the consortium plays on the individual strengths and expertise of the partners and this is reflected in the division of responsibilities within the partnership.

The partnership was established after extensive discussions and contemplation on understanding the Eastern Mediterranean as a "new" analytical tool, with characteristics that can lead to more prescient analyses of shared regional challenges and, perhaps more importantly, actions and initiatives aiming at cooperation and stability.

All partners have contributed to the proposal based on their expertise in the main components of the EastMed project: a) academic curricula on a learning outcomes -ECTS basis, b) Political, social, and international developments in the Eastern Mediterranean c) innovative ICT solutions for e- learning, OER etc., and d) ECTS/ESG.

The Department of International and European Studies (DIES), UNIPI

besides undergraduate degrees, runs successfully four Master Programmes: a Msc in International and European Studies; a Msc in Energy, Strategy, Law & Economics; a Msc in BRICS: Economy, Society and Foreign Policy; a Msc in International and European Policies on Education, Training and Research. The DIES also holds a Jean Monnet Chair on EU Law and Policies. DIES has also established the Laboratory of Educational Policy, Research, Development and Inter-University Cooperation (ERDIC). DIES,UNIPI is the Coordinator of the EastMed project and responsible for O3,O5 and O6, on the basis of capacity, experience and expertise. Academic Coordinator of the EastMed project will be the Head of DIES, Prof. Ar. Tziampiris.

Academic Coordinator

Academic Commitee


Aristotle Tziampiris Professor


Petros Liacouras Associate Professor


Asderaki foteini Assistant Professor


IT Consultant


Ioanna Bantouna Ph.D. Candidate


Eleftheria Markozani Ph.D. Candidate


Christianna Papadopoulou Researcher


Panagiotis Kyrillos IT Consultant

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

established the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society (CSEPS) as part of the Department of Politics and Government in order to enhance knowledge of contemporary political and social developments in Europe, as well as to promote a greater awareness within Israel of the growing importance of the EU. To this effect, CSEPS – which is led by the first and the only Jean Monnet Chair ad personam in Israel, Prof. Sharon PARDO – hosts the sole Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) in the country (awarded in 2013) and coordinated in the past a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies and a Jean Monnet Teaching Module. CSEPS develops joint projects with Europe. Coming from a Partner country of the Eastern Mediterranean, BGU will make a significant contribution to the EastMed Course, which stems from understanding the region as a "new" and distinct one, bearing specific characteristics. BGU's participation is expected to highlight crucial aspects of the relations between the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean countries. On the basis of experience and expertise, BGU leads development of O4.


Prof. Sharon Pardo Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Professor, Chair of department at the Department of Politics and Government


Ms. Hila Zahavi Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

PhD student in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Mr. Tal Rippa Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

M.A student studying Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Ca’ Foscari has signed hundreds of international cooperation agreements with universities from all over the world, in order to promote mobility, research and training. It actively participates in European programmes for education and training and research, with projects involving partner institutions from all continents.On the basis of experience and expertise, UNIVE leads development of O1.


Sara De Vido Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Assistant Professor of International Law at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice


Ivana PadoanCa' Foscari University of Venice

Ivana Padoan is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari

University of Cyprus

is participating to several projects funded under Horizon 2020, FP7, Erasmus Plus, EU Life Long Learning Programme, the European Research Council, EUROCORES, JPI, Teaming & EU Structural grants. Since the beginning of ERC grants in 2007, UCY has received 10 ERC projects.It has also an UNESCO Chair for Equality and Gender Empowerment. UCY is also member to many European and International Networks and Associations, namely: EUA, IAU, UNICA, ACU, Santander Group, AEUA, UNIMED, EAEC etc. In 2010 the first Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Pissarides Christoforos has also joined the academic community of UCY. On the basis of experience and expertise, UCY leads O2 and Dissemination activities.


Dr. Pavlos I. Koktsidis

Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, Department of Social and Political Sciences


Joseph Joseph

Jean Monnet Professor of International Relations and European Affairs at the University of Cyprus


Costas M. Constantinou

Professor of International Relations at the University of Cyprus


Filio Odysseos

Dissemination Manager of EastMed Erasmus+ Programme

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