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Good practice in international education

On 16th November, Professor Panos Koutrakos spoke about the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law as an example of best practice within the context of the Erasmus + programme and higher education in the EU.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

The City Law School’s Professor Panos Koutrakos was invited by the British Council and the European Commission on 16th November to address a workshop on Erasmus+ funded projects. He was asked specifically to speak about his Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law (awarded by the European Commission in 2014) as an example of best practice within the context of the Erasmus + higher education.

Panos2The event, “Erasmus + and the International Dimension in Higher Education”, took place at the British Council, and was organised by the UK Erasmus + National Agency. In his address to the workshop, Professor Koutrakos said that the Jean Monnet Chair’s role at City was primarily that of education, research and public engagement in order to make the University a hub of intelligent discussion about the European Union. This has been brought about by bringing together diverse participants, such as, scholars, practitioners and decision-makers, to discuss EU law and policy matters. He also shared the fact that over the course of the past year, the Chair organised several roundtable debates on topical issues such as Britain’s proposals to exit the EU (Brexit); Benefits and the EU; and the Scottish referendum and EU membership.

Under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair, a symposium organised in collaboration with Monckton Chambers will explore the ‘Legal Implications of EU Membership’ on 2nd December.

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