Professor Madeleine Hosli, Director UNU-CRIS, is attending the Jean Monnet Cluster Meeting in Brussels on 8 June 2017
Professor Madeleine Hosli, Director UNU-CRIS, is attending the Jean Monnet Cluster Meeting on "Erasmus + Jean Monnet Networks Activities as Examples of Good Practices" in Brussels today.
The Erasmus+ programme includes a strong international dimension, notably in the field of higher education and puts strong emphasis on the dissemination and exploitation of results. At all levels, it is expected that stakeholders involved in the programme should provide evidence on the medium and long term impact of the actions that are funded.
Jean Monnet Networks were introduced to the Jean Monnet activities in 2014. They foster the creation and development of consortia of international players in the area of European Union studies. Networks contribute to gathering information, exchanging practices, building knowledge and promoting the European integration process across the world. Jean Monnet Networks focus on activities that have a multinational rather than a national dimension.
After three years of existence, the Jean Monnet Networks represent a critical mass of information and expertise contributing efficiently to policy debate with the academic world but also with civil society, stakeholders and the political world. Between 2014 and 2016, 32 Networks were selected, involving 213 partners worldwide.
The Cluster meeting is an occasion to obtain an overview of what the Jean Monnet Networks are doing, their functioning and results, but also to identify areas of improvement.
The event will also offer the opportunity to stimulate and intensify networking activities between the different Jean Monnet coordinators and their partners.