The National University "Odesa Law Academy" first in its history won the Jean Monnet Module

The project of the National University "Odesa Law Academy" was selected among other 10 projects from Ukraine for financing by the European Commission within the framework of the European Union Erasmus + Programme (Jean Monnet Module). The project application NU "OLA" became the only application selected among the applications of the universities of the Odessa region. (For more detailed information see http://erasmusplus.org.ua/novyny/1836-peremozhtsi-proektiv-zhana-mone.html)

The Jean Monnet Module "The EU as a global actor and agent of change" aims to stimulate excellence in teaching and research in the field of EU foreign policy and diplomacy. Its specific objective is  to raise the participants’ competitiveness in the labour market and increase their future career prospects by equipping them with the specialised knowledge of the EU foreign policy and diplomacy as well as practical skills in accessing, obtaining and managing the EU funds.

The Jean Monnet Module will be implemented within the framework of curricula for Master’s students of the Faculty of International Legal Relations (specialization "International Law and EU law"), as well as the Faculty of Journalism (specialization "International Information").

The implementation of the Jean Monnet Module is scheduled for 2018-2021. In addition to Ukrainian teaching staff, foreign experts also joined the project team. The project coordinator is Darina Dvornichenko, Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and International Relations, PhD in Political Sciences.

The preparation of a successful project proposal became possible thanks to the University’s accumulated experience of participation in previous trans-European scientific and educational projects, particularly the TEMPUS IV project "Development of the Master's Program on European and International Law in Eastern Europe - InterEULawEast", which promoted the launch of an innovative Master's program in English (for more detailed information see http://intereulaweast.onua.edu.ua) and ERASMUS + Mobility programme of teaching and training for staff in cooperation with the University of Zagreb (Croatia).

The Jean Monnet Activities received its name in honor of the famous French statesman, one of the founders of the European Union. The program, established in 1989, has funded 4 000 projects on the topic of European integration.

Since 2013, the Jean Monnet Activities have been integrated into the Erasmus + Program.

Jean Monnet Module’s aim is to enhance knowledge in the field of the European integration through teaching, research and debate on topics related to the history, politics, economy and law of the European Union, as well as EU relations with other regions. The Module’s main task is the introduction of the European dimension in higher education systems.