26 August 2019

Assistant Prof. Juan A. Mayoral was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair

The Chair, in collaboration with other leading institutions, projects and scholars in the area of EU studies, will promote excellence in the curriculum at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen by creating new courses on political-legal approaches and methods. The action will attend the need to provide new theoretical and methodological tools to prepare students for the many challenges and opportunities that EU politics entails for the development of EU law. This connects with the growing interest in the scholarship, and among stakeholders and public institutions in policy-legal analysis, which is based on a solid teaching curriculum that illuminates and thinks critically about recent challenges and future progress in EU integration. The action aims at three objectives:

-To offer new research-based courses designed to acquire innovative, political-legal, interdisciplinary and methodological knowledge, skills and competences for exploring the relationship between EU law and politics.

-To innovate in the teaching methods, strategies and learning outcomes by developing an interdisciplinary research project on political-legal approaches and research methods in EU law. The project will investigate and disseminate new modes of developing interdisciplinary teaching and research for successfully optimizing the transfer of knowledge, skills and competences to students.

-To expand and consolidate a broader community of scholars, stakeholders and policy-makers in the field of EU law & Politics. The Chair will disseminate teaching and research outcomes with the main aim of developing an in-depth understanding of the current challenges imposed on the EU, particularly by drawing attention to the significance and role of political-legal dynamics at several levels.