The Jean Monnet Chair “EU Institutions, Rights and Judicial Integration” follows the following objectives:
- Enhance the interest and profile of EU studies in Cyprus and abroad
- Develop a network and synergies of dialogue between the academic world and civil society, professional unions, and policy makers at local, national and European level
- Augment the level of knowledge on specific EU subjects
- Disseminate knowledge about the European fundamental rights protection, EU values, democracy and the rule to broader society
In this framework, our Chair introduces an ambitious programme of teaching, research, events and dissemination.
The Jean Monnet Chair focuses on the subjects of a) fundamental rights protection in the EU, b) EU Judicial protection, c) EU institutions. Those areas are of outmost importance as they touch upon the essence of the European citizenship and in order to address the challenges of European societies that face issues of radicalization, xenophobia, populism etc. Thus, the Chair aims at equipping learners and the broader society with knowledge and skills in order to comprehend the importance of the EU integration and the role of the EU in a globalized world as well as to develop their identity based on respect for human rights, the rule of law and democracy.