A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching and research post in EU Studies awarded to university professors all over the world for three years. All Jean Monnet Actions are co-funded by Erasmus+, the EU Programme in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.

The JMC "Public Administration and European Integration" (2014-2017) is hosted at the Department of International, European and Area Studies in Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens, Greece. The Chair aims at the development of teaching and research on EU policy and decision-making system with a specific focus on the role of Public Administration in all levels of governance and stages of the EU policy process.

The Chair's activities (teaching, research, events) combine (a) the theory and methodology of EU Policy Analysis with (b) the involvement of academics and practitioners from the Greek Civil Service with specific knowledge and experience in handling EU issues throughout the learning process.

  • The Chair holder

    Anargyros (Argyris) G. Passas
    Associate Professor

    Anargyros (Argyris) Passas is Associate Professor of State Administration and European Integration, with the Department of International, European and Area Studies of the School of International Studies, Communication and Culture, Panteion University and holds a Jean Monnet Chair in Public Administration & European Integration (2014-2017).

    He studied Political Sciences and International Relations at the Free University of Brussels (1975-1980) (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and he specialized in European Studies (Licence Spéciale en Politique Européenne) at the European Institute of the same university (1981-1984). His doctoral thesis (Department of Public Administration of the Panteion University (1988) was entitled "European Political Cooperation and the limits of intergovernmentalism: Contribution to the investigation of the integration dynamics and its effects on the functioning of the state after the adoption of the Single European Act" (supervisor D. Th. Tsatsos).

    He is Director of the Centre for Institutional and Policy Analysis of the Panteion University, President of the Governing Board of the Hellenic University Association for European Studies (ECSA/Greece) and co-director of the book series "Public Policy and Institutional Analysis", Papazissis Publishers, Athens.

    He teaches at Panteion University, the Hellenic Open University, the National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government and is a regular research and teaching associate with the Cyprus Academy of Public Administration. He has published books, articles and studies in journals and edited volumes in Greece and abroad, in the fields of European Integration, Public Policy and Public Administration. His latest book (2012) is titled, "National Public Administration in the European Union Policy Process", Athens, Papazisis (in Greek).

    In his professional career he has worked in the European Parliament (1980-1984 and 1994-1996) and served as scientific advisor to the Ministers of Education and Religious Affairs and Foreign Affairs for the management of the third (1994) and fourth (2003) Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. He has been founding member of the Centre for European Constitutional Law - Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation, member of the Scientific Council of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA/IEAP Maastricht) and headed as Secretary General the National Centre of Public Administration (1996-2001). In 2010 to 2013 has also been project leader for the design and implementation of training activities of the Cyprus Public Administration for the preparation of the first Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December 2012).

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  • Recent Events

    Seminar: "The Depoliticisation of Greece’s Public Revenue Administration" (24/10/2017)

    The seminar, which took place at the LSE’s European Institute, examined the reform of the Greek public revenue administration through its 'depoliticisation', i.e. by placing it 'at arm’s length' and thus increasing its autonomy from government ministers at the operational and organisational levels, as a direct consequence of the bailout programmes.

    Presentations were held by Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos (Senior Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London) and Argyris Passas (Associate Professor of State Administration and European Integration, Jean Monnet Chair "Public Administration and European Integration".

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