Promoting research and education in European integration
The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence at the University of Essex is a focal point of expertise and knowledge on the European Union. Formed in 1999, the centre is chaired by Professor Han Dorussen and was set up to promote research and teaching on issues related to the European Union.
We bring together leading experts in European Union politics, law, languages and other disciplines, to create links between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, and to form working relationships with academic institutions in other countries. Through the work of the centre, we promote and share our specialist knowledge with students, policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public.
The work of the Centre can be organised into three broad categories; research, education and publications. We regularly contribute to Erasmus+ and other EU funded research projects and Jean Monnet networks. We frequently work with EU policy makers in Brussels and other European capitals in an advisory capacity.