The FUTURES Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence engages and enriches analysis of European futures at a crucial crossroad in its history.
About the JMCE
The unprecedented challenges facing the European Union (EU) – including but not limited to the rise of populism, Brexit, relations with neighbours, crises in euro governance, refugees and rule of law – require multidisciplinary approaches and solutions.
With its renowned expertise in EU politics, law and public policy, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal location to develop new and multidisciplinary ways to understand challenges and exploit opportunities in European futures, for the benefit of stakeholders engaging Europe from the local to international levels of governance and policy-making.
The new Centre aims to bring forward-looking, positive and long-lasting effects by broadening the range of EU-related activities in Edinburgh and to disseminate new ideas about European futures to a wide audience in and beyond Scotland.
|Dr Chad Damro||Politics and International Relations||Academic Coordinator||Profile|
|Dr Elke Heins||Social Policy||Co-Coordinator||Profile|
|Dr Arianna Andreangeli||Law||Co-Coordinator||Profile|
The Centre’s members come from various disciplines within the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Law working on diverse EU-related subjects as well as postgraduate research students from several university subject areas. In operational and planning terms, the Centre draws primarily from three disciplines – Politics and International Relations, Social/Public Policy and Law – in these two schools.
In addition to its Coordinators, the JMCE is supported by a multidisciplinary group of Edinburgh scholars who serve as key members of the Centre. This internationally renowned group includes
|Professor Jo Shaw||Law||Profile|
|Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne||Law||Profile|
|Dr Carmen Gebhard||Politics and International Relations||Profile|
|Professor Jochen Clasen||Social Policy||Profile|
|Dr Sotiria Grek||Social Policy||Profile|
Lucy Ewing serves as the JMCE Administrator.
Open Educational Resources
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence provides an Open Education Resources Platform available to students and to the public to support online learning. This initiative contributes to a global movement to encourage sustainable educational development as well as greater accessibility. Intrinsic to the ethos of the Centre, these resources are designed to disseminate knowledge and information to a wide and varied audience, while building a culture of international collaboration.
All resources are published using a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY).
Open Educational Resources can be found at the following pages:
Visiting Scholars and Practitioners
|Francesca Batzella||Lecturer In Politics & International Relations||University of Hertfordshire|
|Sebastian Diessner||Assistant Professor||Leiden University|
|Michael Dougan||Professor of European Law||University of Liverpool
|Helen Drake||Professor of French and European Studies||Loughborough University London|
|Edith Drieskens||Associate Professor||KU Leuven|
|Theofanis Exadaktylos||Professor in European Politics||University of Surrey
|Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG||Montague Burton Professor of International Relations|
|University of Edinburgh
College of Europe, Bruges
|William Hanna||Former Irish & European diplomat||European Commission|
|Paul Johnston||UK Representative||European Union Political and Security Committee|
|Brigid Laffan||Emeritus Professor The Robert Schuman Centre||EUI
|Koen Lenaerts||President||European Court of Justice|
|Helen Mountfield||Principal||Mansfield College, Oxford
|Willem Noe||European Semester Officer||European Commission, Representation in Ireland|
|Bruno Palier||CNRS Research Director||Sciences Po, Paris|
|Claudio Radaelli||Director of Public Policy||UCL European Institute
|Nicolas Rennuy||Senior Lecturer||University of York
|Gabriella Saputelli||Researcher, Institute for the Study of Regionalism, Federalism & Self-Government (ISSiRFA)||National Research Council (CNR), Rome|
|Orlando Scarcello||Institute for European Law||KU Leuven|
|Michael H. Smith||Emeritus Professor|
|University of Loughborough
University of Warwick
|Bart Vanhercke||Director||European Social Observatory (OSE)|
|Rebecca Zahn||Senior Lecturer in Law||Law School, University of Strathclyde|