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Knowledge
Expertise
Competence

on European Union matters
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Immigration, and Levant issues
__________________ Turkey’s EU accession

& Migration policies

Roundtables

on

Migration and Extremism
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Workshops

on

Higher Education

Immigration

Levant issues

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promoting

excellence

in teaching and research

in EU studies

Conferences

The Jean Monnet Centre will host three conferences, one on each of the thematic areas of the project, namely Higher education, Immigration and Levant issues. All conferences will be two-day events, with the first day open to the public.

Roundtables

The Jean Monnet Centre will organize five roundtable discussions: three pertinent to Turkey’s EU accession, one on Migration and Extremism and one on Migration policies. All roundtables will be open to the public.

Workshops

The Jean Monnet Centre will organize three workshops on (i) Higher education, (ii) Migration and (iii) Levant-related issues.The workshop will bring together academics, policy-makers and civil society representatives to discuss the challenges.

Teaching

Promoting excellence in teaching and research in EU studies through emphasis on coursework by expert faculty, including established and popular M.A. and B.A. courses offered by the Department of European Studies and International Relations (University of Nicosia).


The Centre of Excellence was the natural next step for the University of Nicosia, making it the first private university in Cyprus to receive this award and one of fourteen globally that were successful in 2014.


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Jean Monnet Chair at UNic

 

The University of Nicosia has already successfully implemented the Jean Monnet Modules (2008-2011) and the “Ad Personam” Jean Monnet Chair (2011-2014). The Centre of Excellence was the natural next step for the University of Nicosia, making it the first private university in Cyprus to receive this award and one of fourteen globally that were successful in 2014.

Dr. Michalis Attalides, Professor and Rector of the University of Nicosia , was the holder of the first Jean Monnet Chair (1 Sept 2011 until 31 Aug 2014), at one of the four new independent (private) Universities in Cyprus.

Combined with the high public profile of activities at UNic, the Chair contributed to a much wider impact of the activities.
The chair is supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.

It was implemented in close cooperation with the European Studies and International Relations Department of the University of Nicosia.

Objective and outputs
The main objective of this project was to combine professional and academic expertise on EU-related issues by creating an active centre for education, where professionals, academics and students would enhance their knowledge, exchange views and examine issues pertinent to the history, prospects, and diplomatic and political processes of European integration.

The main outputs envisaged were:  the development and modification of courses offered to undergraduate and graduate students at UNic in the area of European integration ,  the hosting of a series of events that would contribute to these objectives, and  the creation of a solid network among academics, students and professionals.


The main impact envisaged was  the deepening of understanding among academics, students and public on Europeanization issues (e.g. diplomatic processes) and the enhancement of the presence of the University of Nicosia as a centre for scholarly and political public dialogue on EU issues, which would enrich the academic quality of the University, and Cyprus as a whole.

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