SYMPOSIUM! Interregionalism as Political Strategy: Comparison of Migration Issues and Euro-Asian Cooperation

    08/06/2022 - 17:00
    Japan, Tokyo
    08/06/2022 - 19:00
    Kobe University; Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence


Assoc.Prof. Noemi Lanna (University of Naples "L'Orientale")

Assoc.Prof. Satoko Horii (Akita International Universtiy)

Dr. Michael Reiterer (EU-Ambassador Ret./Kobe University)


Moderator: Prof. Tetsu Sakurai (Kobe University)

Language: English



Inquiries: Interdisciplinary Education Division, Student Affairs Department, Kobe University

E-mail: stdnt‐gks‐soumu[at]office.kobe‐u.ac.jp

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The main objective of Kobe University's new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) "Consolidation of the Kobe Academic Base for EU Studies (Agreement No. 2018-1646/001-001)" is to enhance the understanding of today's EU at Kobe University as well as at regional and national level by using both existing and innovative means in order to target a more diverse and larger audience among students and civil society.

Kobe University's accumulated 13-year experience of the EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai) and its 3-year experience of the previous Jean Monnet CoE "Strengthening the Academic Basis of EU Studies in Japan, Kobe (Agreement No.2015-0860/057-001)" will be infused into the new Jean Monnet CoE, in which Kobe University will further refine and consolidate its EU activities in order to form an academic basis in the EU studies with long-term sustainability.

In line with the above-mentioned objective, the new Jean Monnet CoE will engage in the EU-related (1) education, (2) research, (3) scientific collaborations and (4) outreach events. EU-related courses will be further diversified and as a result, students will be given a strong impetus for EU studies. With the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, Japanese and European firms will need university graduates with a good knowledge of the EU.

Therefore the Jean Monnet CoE will contribute by raising a new generation of EU experts and business persons with Europe-oriented careers. Synergies will be developed between various disciplines in EU studies and the new Jean Monnet CoE will extend its links with European universities.

The new Jean Monnet CoE will also hold various outreach activities in Kobe and Kansai region, putting a great emphasis on spreading the EU-related knowledge not only to the university level but also to non-academic circles of the civil society.