Jean Monnet Chair (EILS)


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 the University’s Faculty of Law.

Yet, 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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Seminar on Sustainability

On Thursday, 31 January, the Jean Monnet Chair has introduced a seminar on Sustainable Development and sustainability reporting. Beyond exploring the evolution, concept and legal relevance of the principle in general terms the seminar will address the role, that sustainable development plays in legislative and administrative assessments and newer forms of reporting of enterprises and public institutions. A second introductory meeting will take place on Monday, 15 April. Details (PDF)


Seminar on Development Banks

The Jean Monnet Chair offers, as a deliverable for interested students, a seminar about legal aspects of Multilateral Development Bank Operations. The course will be conducted by Cheong-Ann Png, Assistant General Counsel of the Asian Development Bank. Cheong-Ann leads the ADB legal team for sovereign lending operations in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Caucasus region. The course starts Monday, December 17, participants can receive a language certificate. Details (PDF)


Call for Papers

The Jean Monnet Chair and the International Economic Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) invite young researchers to submit papers for a Full-day Workshop on April 3, 2019 at the 2019 ESIL Göttingen Research Forum. The workshop will adress the topics “Preferential Trade Agreements: Progress and Stability for the World Economic Order?” and “The Rule of Law and International Economic Law”. Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2018. Call for Papers (PDF)


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First Jean Monnet Seminar

On October 24, 2018, the Jean Monnet Chair has introduced its first seminar on the World Economy in Unsettled Times and the Role of the European Union. The seminar will be conducted on 23-25 January 2019 in Brussels at the European Parliament. It will address relevant questions of international economic law, including historical perspectives, system stability and the specific perspective of the European Union.


Debate on Genome Editing

On October 23, 2018, the Jean Monnet Chair, in cooperation with the Göttingen University Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, presented a debate about the legal regulations of genome editing technology in the European Union. The speakers discussed a verdict of the European Court of Justice on the Crispr/Cas9 genome editing technology, which concludes that Crispr/Cas9 must be regulated the same as other genetic engineering techniques. The verdict has diverse implications for agriculture and environment.


Kickoff Conference

On September 18, 2018 a kickoff meeting was convened for the team. The team was informed about the welcome news of being granted by the European Union for the implementation of the proposed project. The meeting has also clarified some details of the project’s implementation. Moreover, the team discussed a draft of the Chair’s research agenda. Further research is being conducted in order to finalize the research agenda, which will then be accessible for the public.


Introductory Meeting
Seminar on Sustainable Development and sustainability reporting

AgrarDebatten.vorOrt: „Das EuGH-Urteil zu Neuen Züchtungstechnologien: Bremsklotz für die europäische Agrarwirtschaft?“

Kickoff Conference "Jean Monnet Chair"


Erasmus + Programme
UN Sustainable Development Goals