Summer Academy 2023
The Metaverse: Ethical, Economic, and Legal Challenges
Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of the Metaverse?
Join our Summer Academy organized by the 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) that is going to take place from 3 to 8 July 2023, in Thessaloniki and explore the ethical, economic, and legal challenges of this rapidly evolving technology.
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 Summer Academy 2023 on “The Metaverse: Ethical, Economic, and Legal Challenges”.
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, a subject of high interest: the Metaverse.
Despite the growing popularity of the Metaverse, the concept is still unclear to many and we are still in the metaverse’s early days. Many are forecasting what the metaverse means for the future, despite not everybody being quite on board yet. In fact, in 2022 Facebook renamed itself “Meta” and CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions that a billion people will one day be in the metaverse spending lots of money and it will generate revenue from selling virtual services and products.
But what is the metaverse, how does it work and which are its crucial ethical, economic and legal aspects? The metaverse brings with it a variety of controversies and concerns, real-world problems, safety and privacy concerns. Among others, all these issues relating to Metaverse are going to be analyzed in depth, while light will be spread on “Metaverse” in a holistic way.
|Summer Academy 2023 on “The Metaverse: Ethical, Economic, and Legal Challenges”|
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)
Professor Spyridon Flogaitis, EPLO
Asc. Professor Theodore Panagos, IHU
Asc. Professor Komninos Komnios, IHU
|Location: Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Date: 03-08 July 2023|
|Duration: 1 week|
|Mode: face-to-face event|
|Fees: 150 €|
Programme Structure / Working hours
The lectures will be live and will take place, in Thessaloniki, during the first week of July 2023 (between the 3rd and the 8th of July 2023). More specifically, for the period of 1 week, 6 lectures will be offered from Monday 3 July to Saturday 9 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.
The program includes lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions on the following topics:
- What is the Metaverse (3.7.2023)
- a. Metaverse – Challenges for the Computer Science (4.7.2023)
b. The Gaming Industry and the Metaverse (4.7.2023)
- Legal Issues in the Metaverse. Individual Rights and Protection of Personal Data (5.7.2023)
- Ethical dimensions and Individual Rights (6.7.2023)
- Intellectual Property and the Metaverse (6.7.2023)
- Metaverse in Practice (7.7.2023)
TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Policy Analyst at the Ethics and Integrity Sector of the European Commission (DG-RTD)
Director, Head of Digital, OPAP S.A.
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research & Development, ARX.NET SA
Global Lead, Web3 Strategy and Business Development, Microsoft
Digital Arts and Cinema, University of Athens, Policy Analyst, European Commission
IP Lawyer, former examiner at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU Agency)
More Speakers will be announced soon!
The program takes place in Thessaloniki.
Venue: Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 29 Tsimiski street, Thessaloniki center.
Thessaloniki is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture, perfect for a summer academy. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city and enjoy the Mediterranean sea, while also gaining valuable knowledge about the Metaverse.
Τhe Academy is generously hosted by the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The aim of this 1-week intensive Academy is to make the participants more acquainted with the new and promising subject of the Metaverse 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.
Thessaloniki 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 the Metaverse.
Certificate of Attendance/ Material
- A 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 150 € (non-refundable). The fees will cover:
- Participation in the Summer Academy
- Welcome Social Event on the Induction Day (3rd of July)
- Transportation from the International Hellenic University to a Company (educational visit)
- Goodbye Social Event (Dinner) (8th of July)
All participants are responsible for covering travel costs from their home cities to Thessaloniki and other everyday expenses. Participants will have to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 240 € for the whole week.
Organizing Committee/ Contact Info
|Organizing Committee of the Summer Academy 2023|
|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 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)
Don’t miss this chance to be part of a unique learning experience, Apply now for our summer academy and join us in Thessaloniki!
|Apply for “The Metaverse: Ethical, Economic, and Legal Challenges” Summer Academy 2023
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 2023, applicants should submit an updated CV and letter of interest in English to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +30 211 311 0 671 by the end of May 2023.