Jean Monnet EUSHIFT project launched at UNN Faculty of Law
The UNN Department of European and International Law has launched the Jean Monnet project "Shifts in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Multi-Dimensional Analysis" (EUSHIFT). The EUSHIFT project is funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme. It was supported by the European Commission among 23 successful Russian projects in 2020. The project is headed by Andrey Leonov, Senior Lecturer at the Department of European and International Law. The EUSHIFT working group at Lobachevsky University includes Yulia Orlova, Head of the Department of European and International Law, and Svetlana Tikhonova, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Procedure. The project grant is worth 30,000 euros.
EUSHIFT is the fourth Jean Monnet project to be implemented at the Department of European and International Law. It aims to develop teaching and interdisciplinary research in European Union law and policy. Within this overarching goal, the project has three main objectives:
1) to develop tailor-made courses and training modules on EU law and policy at the UNN Department of European and International Law, in particular the new course 'The EU Space of Freedom, Security and Justice: The Internal and External Dimension", the training module "EU Court of Justice Practice in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice", to develop existing courses on EU law and policy;
2) to strengthen the research capacity of the faculty members of the Department of European and International Law, to develop research skills of young researchers in EU law and policy by organising a series of academic events (guest lectures by visiting professors, academic seminars, round tables);
3) to develop cooperation of Lobachevsky University at national and international level and to strengthen its position as one of the leading centres for the study of EU law and policy.
The interdisciplinary EUSHIFT project focuses on teaching and researching European Union law in one of the most dynamic areas, including countering transnational threats to security (terrorism, organised crime, human trafficking, cybercrime), asylum law, illegal migration, border management, police and judicial cooperation, human rights, data protection. One of the most important aspects in this area of EU engagement is its interaction with third countries, including Russia. This project will build on the results of three previous Jean Monnet projects (Jean Monnet Chair in European law (2011-2014), EUGLOBE (2015-2018) and EUSECU-POLE (2016-2018)) successfully implemented by the UNN Department of European and International Law.