asderakiFoteini Asderaki is an Assistant Professor of European Integration Theory and European Educational Policy at the DIES, University of Piraeus. Jean Monnet Chair in European Union's Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies (2016-2019). She is the Director of the Laboratory of Education Policy, Research, Development and Interuniversity Cooperation (ERDIC). She is currently an Advisor at the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs on European issues.

In addition, she is participating in the Ministerial Committee delegated to develop a new legislation for the reform of Intercultural Education including the inclusion of migrants’ children. She was a Bologna Follow-Up Member (2004-09) and in 2015 was selected as a Horizon 2020 external evaluation expert (H2020-INT-SOCIETY-2015). She has been nominated by 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 University of Piraeus. She holds a PhD with distinction in Political Sciences issued by 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 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 four Jean Monnet projects since 2012 and coordinator of many Eurοpean activities.

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. She has published books and articles on European integration issues and in particular on European Higher Education Area.