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Based on the results of the competitive selection for the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, Lobachevsky University faculty members were announced among the winners who will receive grants for Jean Monnet projects. Two UNN educational modules will get financial support under the Programme. The first one is «Jean Monnet Module in European Interdisciplinary Research» (Module leader is Alexey Gromyko, Head of the Department of History and Theory of International Relations of the UNN Institute of International Relations and World History, Director of the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Political Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences). The second module is «Shifts in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Multi-Dimensional Analysis» (Module leader is Andrey Leonov, Senior Lecturer of the Department of European and International Law at the UNN Faculty of Law, who earlier headed two Jean Monnet projects implemented at Lobachevsky University).

The Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme was originally launched  in 1989. It aims to to encourage teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies in higher education institutions with a focus on the topics related to history, politics, economics and legislation of the European Union, as well as EU relations with other regions of the world. The main objective of the programme is to bring the European dimension into higher education systems. The selection of projects within the programme is carried out through annual calls for project proposals (Erasmus+). Within the call for proposals, higher education institutions may apply for support for a number of activities: Jean Monnet Modules, Jean Monnet Chairs, Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence, Jean Monnet Projects, Jean Monnet Support to Associations, Jean Monnet Networks.