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21st Apr 2021

Now 528 Jean Monnet professors

There are currently 528 Jean Monnet professors - of which 486 are in the EU, 39 in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, and three are Chairs awarded on a special basis in Canada, the United States and Switzerland - according to the Belgium EU Presidency website.

The Jean Monnet Project on 'European Integration in University Studies' is a European Commission project whose aim is to facilitate the introduction of European integration studies in universities by means of start-up subsidies. Since 1989, the Jean Monnet Project has enabled the member states to set up 2,319 new university teaching projects.

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The network of professors serves as a breeding ground of expertise on Community affairs that is highly appreciated by the Commission, according to the Belgium Presidency.

Jean Monnet (1888-1979) was a French diplomat. In 1955 he established the Action Committee for the United States of Europe, better known as the 'Monnet Committee'.

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