The Institute for European Studies at the University of Malta has been awarded funding for two Jean Monnet Projects; the Jean Monnet Chair and the Jean Monnet Module on “Agenda Setting in the European Union.”
The Jean Monnet Chair has been awarded to the Institute’s Director, Prof Roderick Pace, who will be working on the theme of “An evolving EU engaging a changing Mediterranean region.” The Jean Monnet Teaching Module has been awarded to Dr Marcello Carammia - a member of the Institute’s resident academic staff.
The EU is currently undergoing numerous processes of change and the Chair will lead, research and discussion focussing on different aspects of change in the Euro-Mediterranean region. These issues will be explored by seven working teams, composed of academics, students and civil society members.
The Jean Monnet Teaching Module will focus on the setting of the political agenda in the EU. This refers to the set of issues concerning citizens, institutions, and policy-makers which require EU action. The teaching module will deal with how problems enter the political agenda of the EU, how different stakeholders contribute to the setting of this agenda and in what respect the EU processes differ from those of other political systems. The Module will be included into the teaching programme of the Institute for European Studies.
Prof. Roderick Pace, the Director of the Institute for European Studies, said: “as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, the Institute has been at the forefront in disseminating information and research on different aspects of the EU. These projects will help us enhance the learning experience for both our students and interested individuals.”
For more information on the Institute for European Studies visit http://www.um.edu.mt/europeanstudies