Jean Monnet programme aims to foster dialogue between academics, decision-makers and civil society actors around the world.
In 1989, the Jean Monnet programme was launched to support academic research on European integration in its Member States. Thirty years on, the programme continues to fund teaching and research on EU policies and fosters dialogue between academics, decision makers and civil society actors around the world.
Through its Erasmus+ program of competitive grants, the European Commission will be co-funding the Centre and an international research network on trade and investment in services that together bring over one million dollars in funding to the University of Adelaide.
Jean Monnet Chair in the Economics of European Integration
Professor Richard Pomfret holds the Jean Monnet Chair on the Economics of European Integration. The position, which commenced in September 2017 and runs for three years, is co-funded by the Partnership Initiative of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme.
The objective of the Chair is to promote knowledge in the field of European Economic Integration through research, teaching and outreach activities designed to prepare our graduates and existing members of the business and government communities to effectively engage with EU matters in their learning, and other professional activities. The main teaching activities in 2018 were a course for Adelaide and visiting EU students that compared EU and Australian integration, a final-year undergraduate economics course on the economics of European integration at the University of Adelaide, and seminars on international trade and EU relations with Central Asia held at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center. Research and outreach activities have been conducted under the aegis of the Centre for Excellence.
Funded under the EU Erasmus Plus Program, the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence in Trade and Global Affairs develop and deliver research projects, outreach and curricular activities integrating knowledge on the EU.
The Jean Monnet Network in Trade and Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) will bring together leading academics and key institutions in domestic regulation and global governance of international services trade and investment flows to form a transnational consortium of academics across Europe, Australia and Asia.