Date: Thursday 8 & Friday 9 June 2023
Convenor: EU*Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management, Jean Monnet Chair “Teaching and Research in European Studies (TRES)”
Venue: ESSCA Campus Angers (1 rue Lakanal, Angers - France)

The workshop will be held both in-person and online. If you would like to attend the event in person, please send an email to

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Aims and rationale

European Studies is a dynamic and exciting field of study. It provides essential keys to understanding the functioning of contemporary society at the same time illuminating the complexity of current economic and political issues. Recent events including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the impact of the acceleration in climate change, the European impact of the COVID pandemic, the rise of nationalism in European nations all demonstrate clearly the importance and significance of European studies as a field of enquiry and research. Equally these events illustrate the importance of ensuring that graduates from our institutions of higher education have the necessary skills to enter the job market in the face of current challenges and the transferable skills to respond to future challenges.

In 2022, the EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA was successful in obtaining the prestigious award, on the basis of a competitive call, from the European Commission of Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration for the initiative Teaching and Research in European Studies (TRES). The initiative will be developed under the leadership of Jean Monnet Chair, Professor Thomas Hoerber, Head of the EU-Asia Research Institute at ESSCA. The main objectives for TRES are to develop new publication opportunities, new courses for students and an annual summer school.


In this context, the EU*Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management is organising a two-day-workshop.

Two broad strands will be pursued during the workshop – firstly the history of the process of European Integration to establish the necessary underpinning to our understanding of the progress of European integration, and secondly an examination of the process of European integration today, identifying and questioning the drivers of the change that is taking place.

Strand 1 History of European Integration Strand 2 New ideas on Europe
  • The development of the EU
  • The European Union and Finance
  • Europe in Transition
  • European integration and Education
  • Initiatives in Public Participation in decision making
  • Innovation in the delivery of European Studies


‘The Routledge Resources Online: European Studies’ is envisaged as the main publication outlet for the TRES project. It is a novel initiative by Routledge to provide extensive, up to date and authoritative resources for research in European Studies prepared by high-level academics. It will be modelled on existing successful Routledge online resources.


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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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