Project: Jean Monnet Actions - UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA

Project: Jean Monnet Actions

Jean Monnet Actions are co-funded in the framework of the Erasmus + Program.

The European Commission started Jean Monnet Actions to promote perfection in teaching and research in the area of European studies throughout the world.

The Jean Monnet Module is a brief curricular program (or course) in the area of EU studies in a higher education institution. Each module has a minimal duration of 40 curricular hours per academic year and must focus in a special discipline in European studies or be multidisciplinary that requires the academic contribution of several professors and experts.

Jean Monnet Chair and curricular posts with specialization in EU studies practiced by university professors. They aim deepening teaching in EU studies enshrined in a HEI’s official curriculum; provide advanced lessons on EU affairs in areas that are more and more in demand in the labor market.

Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence are proposed and hosted by a HEI and may include the cooperation of several faculties/departments or other organizations specialized in EU studies. They are the main point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects; collect the expertise and competences of high-profile experts aiming to develop synergy among different disciplines and resources in European studies. They also provide experts with the opportunity to create joint international activities.

Title: Resilience and European Integration for the Western Balkans

Reference: 590916-EPP-1-2017-1-AL-EPPJMO-MODULE,

Duration: 2017-2020

Program: Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Module

Description: In the project’s framework, Jean Monnet modules were held where the subject area of Western Balkans integration into the European Union dominated


Title: The Albanian Society towards full integration into the European family

Reference: 600451-EPP-1-2018-1-AL-EPPJMO-MODULE,

Duration: 2018-2021

Program: Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Module


Title: Promoting CCA and DRM in the framework of EU Integration

Reference: 621117-EPP-1-2020-1-AL-EPPJMO-MODULE,

Duration: 2020-2023

Program: Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Module

Description: This project aims to hold Jean Monnet modules addressing issues related to disaster management in the framework of European integration policies


Title: EU Integration Process and the Promotion of Human Rights in Albania

Reference: 620226-EPP-1-2020-1-AL-EPPJMO-MODULE

Duration: 2020-2023

Program: Erasmus+, Jean Monnet Module

Description: The project aims to enable young students and researchers to know and understand the EU’s role as a promoter of human rights, as well as the impact of the integration process to Albanian society and the domestic legal system for the protection of human rights. The project consists in holding a multidisciplinary course- Evolution of human rights, protection and definitions.

Title: Europeanization of Public Policies in Albania-EPPAL


Reference: 101048064 — EPPAL — ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH


Duration: 36 months (2022-2025)

Program: Erasmus+, Action- “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence”


Through the project, the UT has proposed the first-time establishment of an Excellence Center (Europeanization of Public Policies in Albania) in a public Albanian HEI to promote synergy between departments of public universities with or without experience in European Studies, policymakers, relevant NGOs and other civil society stakeholders.


Objectives of the Excellence Center:

  • Promotion of perfection in teaching in the area of EU studies/
  • Teaching with modules covering the impact of European Integration from a multidisciplinary perspective in both faculties that now have a demonstrated Jean Monnet experience and faculties that have recently taken part of specific courses of the EU;
  • Advanced research in the area of law, political sciences, economics and sociology, to assess Albania’s progress with the Europeanization of formal and informal procedures and processes;
  • Encouragement of dialogue between the academic world and society/ Training activities with lawyers; forums with policymakers, experts and civil society representatives.
  • Reaching the general public and disseminating EU-related knowledge/ e.g., online academic forums with national and international researchers and EU representatives and debate tours to training and engage UT students in discussing strategies and procedures of the Integration Process.


Benefits from the project: 14 researchers, 1000 students, 2500 lawyers and assistant lawyers, general public (depending on participation in public events).


Expected results: The long-term purpose is to actively contribute to bring Europe with its formal and informal institutions closer to Albanian citizens.


Type and number of results: 1 new (yearly) curricular course; 3 intensive courses, 3 summer schools, 7 international conference papers, 1 monography, 3 commemorative events, 12 forums, 3 seminars, continuous public campaign; website.



  • Faculty of History and Philology – UT
  • Faculty of Law – UT
  • Faculty of Economics – UT
  • Faculty of Social Sciences – UT
  • Institute of European Studies – UT
  • European Movement Albania
  • National Chamber of Lawyers
  • University of Gjirokastra

Project’s title: Harmonization and Standardization and normalization of the terminology within the EU Integration context- HSTEUI

Reference:  101047807 — HSTEUI — ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH


Duration: 36 months (2022-2025)


Program: Erasmus+, Action- “Jean Monnet Module”

The Jean Monnet Module ‘Harmonization and Standardization and normalization of the terminology within the EU Integration context’ (HSTEUI) is an especially important curriculum for the Albanian perspective of the start of accession negotiations after the member states’ decision in March 2020. The module aims to balance the acquisition of terminological knowledge within the framework of European integration. To fully implement the ambitious purpose of providing a well-oriented practice and interdisciplinary program, the courses include perspectives from other disciplines (EU studies, foreign languages, law and economics) related to EU integration.

The module is crated to enable:

  • Performing research and drafting a curriculum that ameliorates the EU studies curriculum;
  • -Assistance in the harmonization and standardization of the terminology in the EU integration process;
  • Promoting new interdisciplinary cooperation in the University of Tirana.

The Module’s activities include:

  1. Curricular activities from four UT faculties constituting the main element of the project, including the creation of a new course covering EU studies issues and the harmonization and standardization of the terminology in the EU context.
  2. Research activities are structured around one work package focusing in:

A summer school focused in a specific field and technical terminology, divided by policy fields (acquis chapters), inviting students to present and discuss challenges and ideas regarding the considerable quantity of the acquis’ translation work ahead; submission by experts and practitioners from EU institutions and Albania, aiming to bring multidisciplinary perspectives and practical implications, international conferences combining state, educational, practical and promotional roles simultaneously.






Project’s title: Building capacities for inclusiveness and ownership in the EU accession process of Albania (OwnEU)

Reference 101048254 — OwnEU — ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH

Duration: 36 months (2022-2025)


Program: Erasmus+, Action- “Jean Monnet Chair”


The purpose of this project is to increase the knowledge and capacities of Albanian academia and other actors necessary to effectively support Albania’s accession process ot the EU. Albania is ready to start a transformative journey of accession negotiations, which will require great efforts and inputs by all stakeholders of Albanian society, not only government institutions. Although this process is perceived to be built as a national level exercise managed by central institutions, implications and impact is considerable to all levels and sectors of society. Therefore, the role of academia and all groups is vital to ensure better results as regards benefits and positive impact to Albanian citizens.

In this aspect, the project contributes as a facilitator for building and distributing theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the EU accession process. The general objective is building capacities and bridges of communication and dialogue between different groups of society (firstly academia, policymakers and members of the negotiation group, civil society, stakeholders etc.), increasing capacities and their knowledge for the process and raising awareness for the main components of the process and some of the best practices on how to move forward together.

By redesigning and adapting the curricula of Master subjects and organizing some thematic seminars, workshops, with the participation of students, members of the negotiating group, experts and notable researchers, and other stakeholders, the project aims to achieve more effective inclusion and bigger ownership on the process by local stakeholders.

This approach will contribute in informing Albanian society on the process and importance of EU values, increasing EU’s visibility and communication in the country.