The European Conference webpages are currently under construction. The information below was for the 3rd European Conference which took place in October 2016. Information for the 4th European Conference in Prague is coming soon!



CYA-AegliThe Forum’s 3rd European will be hosted by CYA in Athens, Greece, with conference sessions and plenaries taking place at the Aegli Zappiou.

For more than five decades, CYA has been offering unparalleled learning opportunities focused on Greece and the Mediterranean world. Incorporated in 1963 as a non-profit under U.S. law, CYA was the first study-abroad program in Greece for English-speaking undergraduates.

CYA offers a substantial curriculum in a range of academic disciplines at the junior year level. Offered courses, many of which are interdisciplinary and others with a service learning component, are dealing with Greece, the EU and the Mediterranean region throughout the ages. The student experience is strengthened by on-site teaching and study travel to sites of historical, political and cultural importance.

CYA offers opportunities for service learning and volunteerism. A plethora of extracurricular activities, as well as lectures and workshops are organized every semester, aiding student immersion into Greek society.

CYA has been acting as a cultural and educational bridge between North America and Greece for over half a century, and has been helping students to develop new perspectives on the world, their own countries and themselves.


Workshops on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday will be held on CYA’s Campus.

CYA Academic Center
5 Plateia Stadiou, Kallimarmaro
GR-116 35 Athens, Greece

Conference events, including the Opening Reception, Conference Sessions, and lunch on Thursday and Friday will take place at the Aegli Zappiou, in close proximity to CYA’s campus. This Athenian landmark in the National Gardens overlooks the Acropolis and Lycabetus Hill.

Aegli Zappiou
Kipos Zappiou
105 57 Athens, Greece


Monday, October 3 – Wednesday, October 5: Thematic Walks of Athens Led by CYA Faculty
Daily life in Athens is intermingled with history, monuments, art, culture, and current affairs. Join one or more of these thematic walks and let CYA Faculty lead you through a unique experience in this vibrant city. Learn more»

Thursday, October 6: CYA Open House
5 – 8 p.m., CYA Academic Center next to the Marble Stadium
Join the CYA Team for a glass of Ouzo and some Greek mezedes on CYA’s balconies.

Click here for more information about these events, or contact Popi ( in Athens.