Opening new doors – First Jean Monnet Project at the NUPS
Jean Monnet Activities, part of the ERASMUS+ Programme, are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies. Three main types of activities are financed within this programme, where NUPS applied for a grant to carry out a Jean Monnet activity within the Teaching and Research priority. This is the first grade of involvement into this priority and successful execution of the Module opens future eligibility for larger projects, such Chairs and Centres of Excellence activities. A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme (or course) in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution with a duration of three years. NUPS offered two courses to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills to analyze a number of current EU policy issues and to provide up-to-date reference knowledge on the most important EU sectoral policies. The European Commission, represented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has evaluated the NUPS proposal and awarded it with a grant under Grant Decision Nr. 2015-2695/001-001. The project is implemented under project number 565087-EPP-1-2015-1-HU-EPPJMO-Module between 2015.09.01 and 2018.08.31 with the co-financing of the European Commission. News, facts and courses delivered under the implementation period can be found at the website of the NUPS Faculty of International and European Studies under the menu “Jean Monnet”. The Academic Coordinator of the project is Dr. KOLLER Boglárka assistant professor and vice-dean, the Project Manager is Police Major dr. jur. SZÉKELY Zoltán.