Jean Monnet project




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 About the Jean Monnet Project

The Jean Monnet Action "Understanding European Integration" is a European Commission information project, undertaken at the request of the universities, whose aim is to facilitate the introduction of European integration studies in universities by means ofstart-up subsidies. The term European integration studies is taken to mean the construction of the European Community and its related institutional, legal, political, economic and social developments.


Jean Monnet Activities organised by the Chair of European Public Law:


Launched in 2010 by the Jean Monnet Chairs of the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka and the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, the Centre is an interdisciplinary forum for the promotion of research and teaching specialised in European integration studies.

  • Jean Monnet Chair

Since 2012 Professor Tamara Ćapeta holds the Jean Monnet Chair 'Legal System of an Enlarged European Union'

Professor Siniša Rodin held the Jean Monnet Chair from 2006 - 2011. Since 2011 until he was elected a judge at the CJEU, he held a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam.

The Jean Monnet Chair activities are continued and supported by all the members of the Department.

Every year, since 2003, the Department organizes a Jean Monnet Seminar under a general title 'Advanced Issues of EU Law' in Dubrovnik. The topic of each seminar varies from year to year.

In academic year 2001/2002 the first Jean Monnet Module was introduced to the Law School curriculum. The Module was taught by Profs. Siniša Rodin and Tamara Ćapeta. It resulted in the introduction of an optional and later obligatory course in EU law in the Faculty curriculum.

  • National Courts as European Courts [More info]

In academic year 2005/2006 new Jean Monnet module was approved by the European Commission. The module was taught by Tamara Ćapeta. Several visiting professors taught within the module. After the end of EU financing, the module has continued and is offered as several courses taught at the master and doctoral level.

  • EU Internal Market Law

In academic year 2007/2007 the European Commission aproved the Jean Monnet module concentrating on EU internal market law. The module was taught by Profs Iris Goldner Lang and Tamara Perišin. Several visiting professors were invited to teach within the module. After the end of EU financing, the module has continued and is offered as several courses taught at the master and doctoral level.

  • EU and WTO in Comparative Perspective

In the academic year 2010/2011, the European Commission approved this new module to Prof. Tamara Perišin. The course EU and WTO law in a comparative perspecitve is offered in English to master level law students, but it is also open to students of other disciplines and doctoral candidates. The course is taught in a very international atmosphere, with a number of inrolled international students and visiting guest professors.

  • EU Migration Law and Policy

In the academic year 2012/2013, the European Commission approved this Module proposed by Prof. Iris Goldner Lang. The module is still ongoing and taught as a course at the master level. Several visiting professors have given the classes within this module during the first two years.

  • EU Law and Gender: Making Equality Effective

In the academic year 2016/2017, the European Commission approved this Module proposed by Prof. Snježana Vasiljević. The module is ongoing and taught as a seminar at the graduate level. The main goal of this module is to increase awareness and knowledge of the European equality law among students and the number of trained professionals who will be able to litigate in cases of gender equality in front of national courts.  

  • Jean Monnet Visiting Lecturer Series

Every academic year a number of visiting professors are invited to give a lecture or a seminar within the Program. Visiting lectures are announced at the Start Page.

Chair of European Public Law and Jean Monnet Programme are inviting young researchers to apply for a short-term research visit. Sucessful applicants will have access to research infrastructure and an opportunity to share academic experience of the Department.

Applicants have to be LL.M., doctoral students or post-doctoral professionals, and have to submitt a CV, a transcript, a research plan, a letter of motivation and two references. Applications have to be submitted at least 6 months before the intended visit. Basileus project funding is availible for this activity. Students and researchers from Western Balkans are encouraged to apply.