The 2023-26 UNC Jean Monnet Center of Excellence
- Increasing teaching and research on the EU by 16 Faculty Experts across UNC’s campus;
- Fostering EU-US dialogue on all six European Commission priorities at 14 on-campus events;
- Creating and preparing future EU experts through professional development opportunities in the EU for graduate students; and
- Increasing visibility, knowledge, and understanding of the EU through creation and dissemination of outputs to a diverse target audience.
Serving as a research-based think tank at UNC-CH, the JMCE’s goal is to provide leading research and teaching, as well as events and knowledge platforms on European Union studies. Between 2023-2026, the JMCE is hosting 14 research-driven conferences and lectures on vital topics of interest to EU-US relations. We are offering 6 funding awards for graduate student research. Our Medium blog showcases perspectives from awardees and our events. The EU-US Futures podcast provides in-depth interviews with JMCE key faculty and visiting experts from our events. The JMCE also supports expert research, including the 2024-25 round of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey, the longest running survey of party positions in Europe and the EU. Overall, we provide a space for EU studies on campus and broaden visibility on, interest in, and understanding of the European Union throughout the local community and across the Atlantic – all while building lasting partnerships for many years to come.
This Center is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.