MA
in Digital Transformation
e-Diplomacy, e-Campaigning and Digital Law
a hybrid MA program
17-20 November 2022

Summary
MA in Digital Transformation: e-Diplomacy, e-Campaigning and Digital Law (Digi-DCL) is an innovative, interdisciplinary international postgraduate program, exclusively in English language, offering an intellectual stimulating action learning journey, reflecting, and experimenting with possible future scenarios and impact solutions to immersive web3 and 4th industrial revolution, cultivating curiosity and creative thinking in addressing real world challenges. The program is aimed at graduates and professionals with experience or interest in the design and implementation of public policies with an emphasis on digital transformation and digital innovation, entrepreneurship and social innovation with a positive impact, digital communication and campaigning, international relations, diplomacy, advocacy institutions and NGOs. The program is organized by the school of International Studies and Culture of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.
Structure
The program develops in 3 semesters, a dynamic interplay between theoretical teaching and empirical study, interactive co-creation and innovation workshops. The courses are designed in a multi-modular mode, through technical and digital blended learning tools, combining cutting-edge research and theoretical thinking, and it involves participants in real-world problems (challenge-based learning / learning by doing) and in co-designing solutions with a positive impact (design sprints).

Hybrid
MA DigiDCL is a hybrid program, face-to-face, hybrid, and online, designed to offer flexibility and accessibility to both graduates local and international students, faculty, and guest expert speakers and an opportunity to cater to diverse life-professional schedules, while enabling all participants to advance academically, professionally, engaging and networking with leading academics and professionals from different fields and geographies.

Bootcamp
MA DigiDCL offers a face-to-face, Kickoff Bootcamp organized every year in one of the most welcoming and famous Greek destinations, combining jumpstart team building activities, cultural and nature discovery experiences with a co-creative program, engaging all participants, faculty, and guest speakers into teamwork, igniting talks, exploring and reflecting on the digital -virtual landscape and its various transformations and challenges. During the Bootcamp, the participants will get a first deep dive into innovative research methods and get a first hands-on experience on how to explore and understand our ever-evolving digital social worlds, practices, and relationships.

Core 1st semester
The program welcomes students to a summer research bootcamp and continues by introducing them to the topics of digital innovation, algorithmic thinking and the dilemmas that arise for governance, economics, communication, law, and citizenship.
Digital Innovation Era: Algorithmic Disruptions- Governance & Citizenship Transformations

Courses
1. Bootcamp: Intro to the digital era and research methods
a. Challenges in the digital era; b. Digital media as a tool; c. Researching: digital social worlds, practices, events, relationships, experiences
2. Digital society and network citizenship
a. Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and the shaping of the social; b. Datafication: Data Collection, protection, privacy and fairness; c. Converged publics and intercultural society
3. Governance of cyberspace – self regulation and reputation management
a. Cyber security addressing cyber vulnerability; b. Internet governance; c. AI and regional cooperation
4. Economy 4.0
a. Political economy of the web; b. Startup economy (incubators, accelerators, VCs); c. Digital market (bitcoin, Airbnb), and digital labor
5. Digital transformation in public administration and public policy
a Digital state: inclusion, participation democracy and accountability; b Digital public service: effectiveness and fairness; c Policy design at the digital era.

Pathways (2nd semester)
Α Students chose on of the three pathways:
a) e-diplomacy, b) e-campaigning; c) digital law.

BOOTCAMP KICK OFF EVENT 2022
November, 17 - 20
Location: Koryshades, Evritania
Venue: Kyklamino Hotel

MA DigiDCL offers a face-to-face, Kickoff Bootcamp organized every year in one of the most welcoming and famous Greek destinations, combining jumpstart team building activities, cultural and nature discovery experiences with a co-creative program, engaging all participants, faculty, and guest speakers into teamwork, igniting talks, exploring and reflecting on the digital -virtual landscape and its various transformations and challenges. During the Bootcamp, the participants will get a first deep dive into innovative research methods and get a first hands-on experience on how to explore and understand our ever-evolving digital social worlds, practices, and relationships.Simplicity is not the absence of clutter; that's a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and product.
Team
  • Vassilis Hatzopoulos
    Professor of EU Law and Policies at the Department of International, European and Area Studies of Panteion University and at the College of Europe, Bruges.
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  • Betty Tsakarestou
    Associate Professor in Advertising and PR and Director of ADandPRLAB at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Branding Chair and Research Liaison at International Communication Division of AEJMC, V-P, Global Media Education Council.
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  • Maria Daniella Marouda
    Jean Monnet Chair, Ass.Professor in International Law/ Humanitarian Law, Panteion University
    Chair, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, ECRI, Council of Europe (Strasbourg)
    Director, European Training and Research Center on Human rights and Humanitarian Action, Panteion University
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  • Pantelis Vatikiotis
    Assistant Professor
    at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture and Director of Journalism Lab (J-Lab), Panteion University.
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  • George Anepsiou
    PhD in International Law, Panteion University of Athens | LLM from Hull University Law School, UK
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  • Stavros Kaperonis
    Laboratory Teaching Staff | Visiting Assistant Professor AUEB | UX/CX expert
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  • Vasilis Roungas
    Assistant Professor
    at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture | Panteion University
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Partners
Academic
  • Eylem Yanardağoğlu
    Associate Professor, New Media Dept. | Kadir Has University, Istanbul-TURKEY
  • Anne-Lise Sibony
    Professor of European Law at the UCLouvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium) | Guest professor at KULeuven (Leuven, Belgium)
Institutional
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    Guest Experts
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      Careers
      Prospects

      The program is particularly relevant if you pursue a career as leader and pioneer of digital transformation in the public and private sectors, in the fields of entrepreneurship, communications and public affairs agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic sector, think tanks. It could be also a milestone towards a research and an academic career in these dynamic areas of study.

      Collaborations

      The program integrates a wide Greek and international network of long-term collaborations with public bodies and business innovation organizations (incubators, accelerators), organizing co-creation workshops, bootcamps and hackathons, which promote the development by students of digital solutions and assets to be applied in the public and private business, in international relations and the field of public diplomacy as well as in the field of communication and campaigning.

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      3-5 Hill Street, Plaka
      Athens-Greece