Jean Monnet Module

MED-HUB – Establishing EMUNI Knowledge Hub on Euro-Mediterranean Studies

The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) was granted a new Jean Monnet Module for building a Knowledge Hub on the Euro-Mediterranean region (hence, MED-HUB). It aims at explaining, discussing and developing the EU’s engagement in the Euro-Mediterranean region on the one hand and generating interest in the EU’s activities by students on the other hand. It consists of an organisation of 7 events: an opening conference, 5 topical theme-specific workshops - exploring the current teaching of the regional development studies, and on this basis, develop the modernisation and upgrading of the curricula, better fitted to the current challenges in the region – and a closing conference pulling up the conclusions on how to improve the study of the EU and the Mediterranean region.

The workshops will bring together a group of academics from various universities across the EU and the region to discuss topical research, and youth to ensure that policy-academia dialogue evolves with their direct relevance and involvement. Each of the events will result in recommendations, curricula outlines, publications in the International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies and reports about the messages of the youth as to how they think the policies and research should be developing that will be used also as some of the key dissemination tools. The content will be disseminated via the use of a dedicated website and social network, the publications in the International Journal on the Euro-Mediterranean Studies, cooperation with the relevant networks and cooperation with a mainstream media.

The project will result in benefits on the EU level (EU policies and visions will be discussed between academics and policy makers and checked against the reality of the youth); the applicant (gaining visibility a stable core of its academic partners) and higher education sector (better integration the Euro-Mediterranean into the curricula). All of this will empower the EU and the region towards inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Duration of the project: September 2018 - February 2020.

Contact

Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
Kidričevo nabrežje 2, 6330 Piran, Slovenia
Tel: +386 59 25 00 50
Fax: +386 59 25 00 54
E-mail: info@emuni.si

With the support of the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union


Summer School: Euro-Mediterranean Studies - Current and Future Perspectives

Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) was granted a Jean Monnet Module, which foresees the implementation of three summer schools under the common title Euro-Mediterranean Studies – Current and Future Perspectives. Besides the summer schools that will be organized in summer 2016, 2017 and 2018 at the seat of EMUNI in Portorož (Slovenia), side events will be carried out such as round tables.


European studies are a cross sector and multidisciplinary field demanding a holistic approach through its internal and external dimensions. The European Union (EU) is located in a geopolitical environment which has in the recent years gone through a number of transformations to which the EU had to respond by adapting its internal and mobilizing its external policy instruments. In this view, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) particularly after the political turmoil in the Southern Mediterranean countries, gained additional importance and further development of its Southern dimension became a must. The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation on the future of the ENP thereby putting it at the top of its political agenda.

This Summer School on Euro-Mediterranean Studies (EMS) will thus focus on the Southern dimension of ENP and cover both internal and external aspects of the EU integration process while debating the role of the EU in a globalized world. Throughout its courses, EMS will aim at offering insight into European affairs for students, which would usually not be exposed to the topic, including students from Southern Mediterranean. In this respect, EMS will enhance interest in EU affairs, encourage and promote diversification of EU studies worldwide as well as dialogue between peoples and cultures. By utilizing new teaching activities and methodologies, EMS will promote active citizenship and enhance civic skills of participants. It will support networking of institutions inside Europe and with Southern Mediterranean, develop skills which are important for employability and allow for career development. All EMS materials, also tailored to the needs of communicating with policy-makers, will be freely available and are expected to bring additional visibility to the field of European affairs. EMS includes master study programme elements, which will contribute to the development of study curricula in all institutions involved.
 

Duration of the project: September 2015 - August 2018

Contact

Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
Kidričevo nabrežje 2, 6330 Piran, Slovenia
Tel: +386 59 25 00 50
Fax: +386 59 25 00 54
E-mail: info@emuni.si

With the support of the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union