Jean Monnet Chair’s objectives

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law is affiliated with the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy). The original Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was founded by the Metropolitan of Kyiv Petro Mohyla in 1632, was one of the most distinguished and earliest among higher educational institutions in Eastern Europe. After closure during Soviet times the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was re established after gaining independence of Ukraine in 1991. Hitherto Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is one of leaders of higher education reform in Ukraine. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy practices an educational policy, which is in line with the Bologna Process (three-cycle education, credit system, elective courses). Kyiv-Mohyla Academy students are encouraged to develop individual initiative, responsibility and critical thinking in line with best Western educational standards.

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is one of few higher education institutions in Ukraine which runs programs and courses in English and Ukrainian at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Law School offers certificate programme in European Law for postgraduate students and annual Ukrainian-German Law Summer School.

The very first Jean Monnet Chair in EU law in Ukraine pursues objective of introduction of new teaching activities in EU law at postgraduate level and supervision of research at doctorate level at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Jean Monnet Chair in EU law serves as an academic and educational centre and resource hub in EU law and European Studies in Ukraine. Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law publishes high quality academic books and teaching materials in EU law and hosts international academic conferences, workshops and seminars on the most contemporary issues of EU-Ukraine relations. It promotes teaching and research in various fields of European Studies at Ukrainian universities including expertise in EU law.

The major objectives of Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law are: a) to enhance knowledge and awareness among students, academics and civil servants about issues related to the EU-Ukraine relations in the fields of EU business activities and EU external relations; b) to provide high standard research supervision and teaching in EU law in English and Ukrainian to postgraduate students of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy; c) to produce high quality books and course materials in EU law and their wide dissemination in Ukraine and abroad; d) to organize educational and research events on most contemporary issues of the EU-Ukraine relations.