Funded by Europe's Erasmus+ program, the UGA's Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (CEJM) brings together faculty members with expertise in law, economics, political science, humanities, and foreign language studies to provide the highest levels of research and teaching on questions of European Integration.
The CEJM's interdisciplinary structure allows its members to work across both disciplinary boundaries and international borders on complex problems such as international human rights, climate change, security, and migration.

Prestigious Funding Supporting European Studies

The CEJM houses five funded current and former Jean Monnet Chairs. Occupied by senior faculty, these Chairs facilitate teaching, mentoring, and research in European Union studies. This critical mass of interdisciplinary expertise makes the UGA a world leader in some of the critical questions facing Europe and the world today.

Constance Chevallier-Govers, who is also Associate Dean for International Relations at the UGA's Faculty of Law, holds the Jean Monnet Chair on the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice (2017-2020). Her work explores questions of borders, immigration, police and judicial cooperation within the European Union.

Philippe Gréciano, holder of the Chair in Franco-German Relations, European Integration, and Globalization (2018-2021), brings his expertise in questions of justice and international criminal law to the CEJM; he also works on intercultural and environmental studies and climate change. He has made significant contributions to the field of justice in the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Romain Tinière holds the Jean Monnet Chair for the Promotion of the Charter for Fundamental Rights (2018-2021). The goal of this initiative is to increase the knowledge and influence of this Charter. His work will allow non-specialists to understand and use the Charter, including researchers in other disciplines, legal professionals outside the academy, and the public at large.

Two former recipients of the award are also involved in the CEJM and its activities: Catherine Schneider, who works on international law and security, and Fabien Terpan, a specialist in the law and politics of the European Union.

High-Quality Training for the Next Generation

In addition to allowing for interdisciplinary research, the CEJM also supports a variety of advanced programs to develop the intellectual and professional skills that the next generation of leaders will need.

Innovative degrees welcome motivated and talented students at every level, preparing them for careers in government, economics, public policy, education, and more:
  • A dual degree in law and languages, the only undergraduate degree program of its kind in France, combines training in the law and foreign language work, equipping students with a complementary set of skills necessary for success in today's European and global job market.
  • An additional undergraduate option is the degree in French and German law, conferred jointly with partner Saarland University. This cooperation provides students with a genuinely intercultural training, and an in-depth knowledge of two diverse legal systems.
  • A second-year Master's degree – Carières Juridiques Européennes -- prepares students for a variety of high-level, specialist careers in European law. Program graduates can become specialist practitioners, consultants, translators, and high-level civil servants. Students may also go on to a doctorate and a career in research.
    In 2018, four students from this program won an award for best master’s thesis as part of the annual European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
  • The masters in European governance run by sister school SciencesPo Grenoble, is an interdisciplinary program with training in law, political science, and economics designed to prepare students for careers in public policy and government, international studies and development, non-governmental organizations, international management, and more.
Updated on August 29, 2019