EnerTech Summer Academy 2024

Mastering Advanced Technologies in Energy

Are you fascinated by the future of Energy? Do you dream of a world powered by Clean, Sustainable solutions? 

Join us at the EnerTech Summer Academy, Greece, unlock your potential as a changemaker in the Energy Revolution
and embark on a journey that will transform your perspective, ignite your potential, and empower you to shape the future of Energy.

General Information

The School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of  International Hellenic University (I.H.U.) in collaboration with the European Law and Governance School (ELGS) of the European Public Law Organization (E.P.L.O.) are exceptionally pleased to announce the organization of the EnerTech Summer Academy 2024: “Mastering Advanced Technologies in Energy”.

International Hellenic University is a centre of academic excellence, and this tradition underpins our summer classes, while ELGS is a modern International University School offering excellence in tertiary levels of education in the fields of european law and governance, aiming to shape socially responsible leaders of the future.

Our Summer Academy gives participants from around the world the opportunity to explore, in a small-class setting, subjects of high interest: Energy & Technology!

Academy Details

Summer Academy 2024 on Energy & Technology: Mastering Advanced Technologies in Energy
School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Economics of the University Center of International Programmes of Studies of International Hellenic University (IHU)
in collaboration with
the European Law and Governance School (ELGS) of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
Scientific Directors:
Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, EPLO
Asc. Professor Theodore Panagos, IHU
Asc. Professor Komninos Komnios, IHU
Location: Eplo Premises, Athens
Dates: 01-06 July 2024
Duration: 1 week
Mode: face-to-face event
Fees: 250

Programme Structure / Working hours

The lectures will be live and will take place, in Athens, during the first week of July 2024 (between the 1st and the 6th of July 2024). More specifically, for the period of 1 week, 6 lectures will be offered from Monday 1 July to Saturday 6 July (10.00a.m.-12.00 p.m. & 12.10-14.00 p.m.). Along with the lectures, the program includes some further activities; the participants will be given the opportunity to participate to educational visits.

Prof. Michael Caramanis

Micael Caramanis is Professor of Systems and Mech. Eng. at Boston University. He has chaired the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy and the International Energy Charter’s Investment Group. He was personally involved, among others in power market implementations in England and Italy. His scientific portfolio includes numerous written works and publications on important issues in the energy field.

Dr. Stelios Bikos

Stelios Bikos is the Director of the Energy Competence Center, the Cluster of the National Technical University for the Energy Transition of businesses. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering and has taken over the coordination of the Greek Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem Greece). He also was a high-end executive in the Public Gas Company (DEPA).

Prof. Nikolaos Hatziargyriou

Nikolaos Hatziargyriou is a Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of National Technological University (NTUA). He served as he has served as President and CEO of DEDDIE, the Operator of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network, as well as Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC). He also participated in more than 60 Research Programs and has a rich scientific work, having published more than 200 scientific articles and papers.

Prof. Aris Dimeas

Aris Dimeas is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of National Technological University (NTUA). He specializes in the development of applications in the fields related to Power Systems operations, Renewable Energy Sources, Artificial Intelligence on Power Systems, Smart Grids and Control Software development. He is member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Prof. Theodore Panagos

Theodoros Panagos is a lawyer, former Associate Professor at the School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Energy of the Hellenic Republic. His academic and teaching subject is Energy Law, Environmental Law, Cross-Border Energy Trade. His scientific and professional occupation is in electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy markets. He has written many books, with a subject related to the above subjects.

Prof. Dimitra Vagiona

Dimitra Vagiona is an Associate Professor of the Department of Spatial Planning and Development Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, specializing in Sustainable Development and Project and Environmental Management. Her research work focuses on the application of the principles of sustainable development at the various scales of planning, project management, the assessment and evaluation of the effects of activities – projects and programs, the utilization of tools and methods for the management of the environment and renewable natural resources. She has published scientific books and numerous articles and publications.

Prof. Nick Petropoulos

Nick Petropoulos is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His scientific specialization concerns the thermophysical properties of nuclear reactor coolants. He has numerous research projects, while, he has, in many cases, worked as a consultant for the Greek State.

Panos Panousos

Panos is the Energy Transition Senior Manager of DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, responsible for the strategy towards renewable and low carbon gases, in line with the EU decarbonisation targets. Panos has studied Chemical Engineering (MSc) and has a MSc in Total Quality Management. He is currently leading the company’s projects for the introduction of renewable gases in the transportation system and the development of the hydrogen backbone in Greece. He has worked as a member of the national committee for the development of the hydrogen strategy. He is one of the co-chairs of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, Transmission & Distribution Roundtable, and represents DESFA in the European Hydrogen Backbone and the Gas for Climate initiatives. He has 29 years’ experience in the gas sector, actively involved in all first steps of gas introduction to Greece, and the daily operation of the transmission system.

Marianthi Karavassili

Marianthi is a member of DESFA Team developing alternative fuels and renewable gases, with expertise in Permitting Policy and Environmental Strategy, including stakeholder engagement. She has specialised in Oil & Gas and have a wide range of knowledge on Permitting engineering, Land Acquisition legislation and procedures, Environmental and Stakekolder Engagement issues. She has led / managed / participated in various projects for Natural Gas Pipelines, Compressor Stations, FSRU, LNG Terminals, Oil Refineries, Oil Pipelines, CHP, Thermal Power Plants and generally big energy projects, including the National Natural Gas Transmission System of Greece (pipeline and LNG terminal). She provided expertise in various HSE fields, such as licensing, land acquisition, concession of coast and shore zones, policy and legislation issues, environmental impact assessment, environmental compliance, Stakeholder Engagement, Permitting Risk Management and has also worked in projects complying with EBRD and IFC Standards, Technical Due Diligence. Her experience in the Oil & Gas Sector is focused on Permits and Licencing, elaboration of environmental impact studies, route refinement, environmental management and monitoring plans, land acquisition consultancy (expropriations, easement, straight purchase etc), Stakeholder Engagement consultancy for large projects, suck as the Natural Gas Transmission System of Greece (of total length of more than 1500 Kms), Combined Cycle Power Plant of 390 MW in Thessaloniki, LNG installations in Revithoussa island, other Thermal Power Plants etc.

Konstantinos Diamantopoulos




Paraskevas Frantzeskakis



The program takes place in Athens (EPLO premises).


The aim of this 1-week intensive Academy is to make the participants more acquainted with the engaging subject of Energy & Technology by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by experts of the relevant fields.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other participants from different backgrounds and gain valuable insights from their perspectives.

Athens is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, perfect for a summer academy. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy the Mediterranean sea, while also gaining valuable knowledge about energy & technology.

Imagine this:

  • 5 days immersed in the heart of cutting-edge energy tech: Explore the latest advancements in renewable energy, smart grids, microgrids, hydrogen, nuclear energy and more.
  • Dive deep into diverse topics: From entrepreneurship and policy to law and new technologies, gain a comprehensive understanding of the modern energy landscape.
  • Learn from the best: Engage with renowned professors, industry experts, and innovators who are shaping the future of energy.
  • Network with a vivid community: Connect with passionate peers from various disciplines, building lifelong friendships and collaborations.
  • Athens as your classroom: Experience the vibrant energy of this historic city, while exploring its ancient wisdom and modern sustainability initiatives.

Open to all disciplines, the EnerTech Summer Academy is designed for:

  • Students: Enhance your knowledge, gain practical skills, and discover career paths in the booming energy sector.
  • Young professionals: Expand your expertise, network with industry leaders, and accelerate your career in energy innovation.
  • Anyone with a passion for energy: Deepen your understanding of the energy challenges and contribute to building a brighter future.

More than just a summer program, this is an immersive experience that will:

  • Ignite your passion: Spark your curiosity and inspire you to become an active agent in the energy transition.
  • Empower you with knowledge: Equip you with the skills to tackle energy challenges.
  • Connect you with a network: Build a community that shares your vision for a sustainable future.

Certificate of Attendance/ Material

  • Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to all attendees who have fulfilled all requirements.

Participants will be provided with electronic material, presentations of the lectures, court decisions, material for workshops and case studies.

Accommodation and Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are 250 € (non-refundable). The fees will cover:

  • Participation in the Summer Academy
  • Welcome Social Event on the Induction Day
  • Transportation for a cultural/educational visit
  • Goodbye Social Event (Dinner)

All participants are responsible for covering travel costs from their home cities to Athens and other everyday expenses. Participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options.

Organizing Committee/ Contact Info

Organizing Committee of the Summer Academy 2024
Spyridon Flogaitis, Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Athens, Director of the EPLO
Theodore Panagos, Asc. Professor of Law at the International Hellenic University
Komninos Komnios, Asc. Professor of Law at the International Hellenic University, Director of the IHU Postgraduate Legal Programmes
Panoraia Spiliopoulou, EPLO/European Law and Governance School Director General for Education
Maria Droungelidou, Attorney-at-law, Scientific Assistant at the IHU Postgraduate Legal Programmes

For further information contact:
Tel.: +30 211 311 0676 (EPLO)
Tel.: +30 2310 807-564/-565 (IHU)


Apply now for our summer academy 2024 and join us in Αthens! Don’t miss this chance to be part of a unique learning experience.

Apply  for the “EnerTech Summer Academy 2024: Mastering Advanced Technologies in Energy
Applications are now open!

Please note that places are awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so we suggest candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure a quick response and place availability.

Late applications will be considered, but places are limited, thus there might not be availability by that stage.

In any case, the Directors of the Academy remain the right to decide upon the admission or the rejection of the applications, taking into account, inter alia, the applicants’ level of English language knowledge.

Entry Requirements/ Required Documents

In order to apply and participate in the Summer Academy 2024, applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of interest in English to summerschools@elgs.eu  by 14.6.2024.

For further information & clarifications, you may contact us at +30 211 311 0 671 (EPLO) and 2310-807564 (IHU)