Jean Monnet Chair Human Rights and the European Social Policies
The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.(art.1a/ Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union)

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Jean Monnet Chair Human Rights and the European Social Policies

The project for a Jean Monnet Chair on "Human Rights and the European Social Policies" aims at stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of the European Integration Studies as well as at contributing to the creation of new teaching activities in candidate countries. The Chair’s new educational programme will cover teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising research projects at postgraduate level. in the participating countries.

All the activities foreseen will bring together, both face-to-face and through cyber-communication, Romanian and international students, researchers, civil servants, staff in NGO's etc., from Romania, candidate countries, and from potential candidate countries.

The project for a Jean Monnet Chair on "Human Rights and the European Social Policies" has the following objectives:

  • To contribute to the development of quality lifelong learning and to promote high performance, innovation and a European dimension in systems and practices in the field;
  • To support the realisation of a European area for lifelong learning;
  • To help improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of the opportunities for lifelong learning available within Member States;
  • To reinforce the contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, gender equality and personal fulfilment;
  • To help promote creativity, competitiveness, employability and the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • To contribute to increased participation in lifelong learning by people of all ages, including those with special needs and disadvantaged groups, regardless of their socio-economic background;
  • To promote language learning and linguistic diversity;
  • To support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning;
  • To reinforce the role of lifelong learning in creating a sense of European citizenship based on understanding and respect for human rights and democracy, and encouraging tolerance and respect for other peoples and cultures;
  • To promote co-operation in quality assurance in all sectors of education and training in Europe;
  • To encourage the best use of results, innovative products and processes and to exchange good practice in the fields covered by the Lifelong Learning Programme, in order to improve the quality of education and training.
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Doina Balahur

Prof. univ. dr.

Professor, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Centre for Social Management and Community Development
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"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Research Centre for Social Management and Community Development (CSMCD)


Blvd. Carol nr. 11, Iasi 700506, ROMANIA


Grant 2009-3231