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Welcome to the Jean Monnet Chair

The Jean Monnet Chair, headed by Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, conducts teaching and research on sustainable development at European and global level as a visible key reference area for European studies on European integration.

It is located at the Department of International Economic and Environmental Law within the Institute of International and European Law as part of Göttingen University's Faculty of Law.

The Chair’s activities are designed not only to serve students and academics with a background in law, but also those of other programs which address sustainability-related topics from a disciplinary point of view.


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Call for Applications

14 February 2021. The Call for Applications to the new project "ECI from A to Z" is open now! The Jean Monnet Chair is looking for 20 students who are interested in engaging in this dynamic and collaborative project about the European Citizens' Initiative, which is conducted together with other EU universities. The selected students will participate in online training activities and a transnational simulation of the European Citizens' Initiative. Deadline for applications is 15 April 2020. Download the Call for Applications here.

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New Project: ECI from A to Z

14 February 2021. The Jean Monnet Chair has joined the universities of Coimbra (Portugal), Vigo (Spain), and Iasi (Romania) to conduct the new interactive project "European Citizen's Initiative: A tool for engagement and active citizenship". The project with the short title "ECI from A to Z" aims to promote civic engagement and voluntary participation and to model a European Citizens' Initiative's procedure before the European Commission. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU. More information can be found here and on the project website.

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European Green Deal

15 January 2021. Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, head of the Jean Monnet Chair, gave a presentation on the EU Commission's Green Deal from an environmental law perspective. The presentation was part of the international forum of environmental justice (foro internacional de justicia ambiental) which was hosted in Santiago by the 2nd environmental court of Chile. Prof. Stoll said that, in order to ensure consistent and effective sustainibility policy making, there is a need for institutions which can evaluate and coordinate the Green Deal measures.

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EU Trade and Sustainability

08 January 2021. The Jean Monnet Chair offers a seminar on "EU Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development" in summer semester 2021. The seminar will deal with recent EU international trade and investment agreements and trade policy initiatives. It will focus on how these agreements and initiatives aim at promoting sustainable development in global perspective. Introductory meetings will take place online on 2 February and 7 April at 6 pm. Participants receive the language certificate. Further information can be found here.

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Doctoral Seminar

On 03 December 2020, the Jean Monnet Chair will host a digital Doctoral Seminar. The presenting participants are international Ph.D. researchers under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stoll, head of the Jean Monnet Chair. The discussion topics are Sustainable Finance and EU Trade Agreements, Paris Agreement and NDC´s, the right to development in the African human rights system, and International Law and Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Land Property. The program can be downloaded here.

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United in Diversity - Conference

On 19-20 November 2020, the European conference "United in Diversity. A Europe of Sustainability – Challenges and Perspectives" will be hosted by Göttingen University, the European University Network ENLIGHT and the Jean Monnet Chair. Aim of the conference is to discuss the challenges of sustainable development of our society and possible contributions of science to this. The speakers are renowned experts from science, politics and society. The conference is part of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. For details and registration, visit the conference website.


Events

07.04.2021
Introductory Meeting
Seminar: EU Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development
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02.02.2021
Introductory Meeting
Seminar: EU Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development
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15.01.2021
Conference Speech
The European Green Deal
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Links

Erasmus+ Programme
UN Sustainable Development Goals