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Jean Monnet Chair 

Alessandra Silveira, CEDU's Director, has a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law. 

The project will be developed in the following years and it relates to the following topic “Citizenship of rights: European citizenship as the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States”.

The Court of Justice of the European Union, pushed by national courts of the Member-States, is creating by its jurisprudence a wider notion of citizenship of rights - which enhances european citizenship as "a fundamental statute of Member-states nationals". Recent case law has asked european juridical order with the last notion of europan citizenship: "it just supports the freedom of circulation of individuals that are economically actives, or it corresponds to an uniform set of rights and obligations, that are characterized as being part of an Union of Law, in which fundamental rights have an important role?".

Jean Monnet's Programe wants to reinforce the role of lecturing and researching about european integration in Universities, not only in the Member-States, but also in 3rd Countries. It is co-funded by the European Commission, through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. The programe's name honors the french politician Jean Monnet (1888-1979), who's considered the mentor of the european unity (CEE) and the model of the Shuman Declaration.

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