The Jean Monnet Module: the Blue Economy and Sustainability - the EU and the Mediterranean
Seas and oceans are gaining considerably more prominence in global and regional policies, both for their environmental function and as sites of socio-economic development. In view of the proclamation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), and the significance of the blue economy for the Euro-Mediterranean region, EMUNI university will hold a summer school on the blue economy to coordinate academic involvement in ocean sustainability as well as contribute to the regional capacity-building effort.
The EMUNI Summer School on the blue economy will run over the course of 3 consecutive summers (2021-2023), and involve approximately 25-30 participants (graduates with master’s degree and PhD students) each year. By combining distance learning, supervised research work, face-to-face interactive teaching and field trips, the summer school will take an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral and proactive approach, where all participants are expected to produce a publication based on applicative research or an entrepreneurial idea.
The next edition of the Blue Economy Summer School is scheduled for June 2021 (online learning to start on 1 June, the face-to-face period 14-18 June, with student engagement ending on 30 June).
The Jean Monnet Module was awarded to the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) for the period 2020-2023.