The European Union Center (EUC) is the only American institution to have coordinated two successful Jean Monnet Modules from the European Commission. The Jean Monnet program is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme and aims to stimulate teaching, research, and reflection on European integration in higher education institutions worldwide.
The first Module, “Europe and the Mediterranean: Transnational Spaces and Integration,” awarded in 2011 and completed in 2014, resulted in a new, team-taught course that presented the cultural, economic, and migratory networks linking Europe and the Mediterranean region as interdependent spaces. The course continues to be taught as a permanent offering at the university.
The second Module, “Eastern Europe and European Integration,” awarded in 2013 and ongoing until 2016, also features a new, team-taught course that links Western and Eastern Europe as interdependent, multicultural, and multinational spaces historically connected through cultural, political, and migratory networks.
Besides the course offerings, the Jean Monnet Modules reach other EUC stakeholders through conferences, lectures, publications, radio/TV broadcasts, webcasts, and workshops.