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Jean Monnet (1888 –1979) was a French diplomat who was an early and influential proponent of European integration. He is widely considered as one of the founding fathers of the European Union.

Jean Monnet Modules are designed to promote research and teaching experience among young researchers, scholars and practitioners in EU issues, foster the publication and dissemination of academic research and create interest in the EU to more citizens as well as make EU affairs more mainstream.

Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers.

The term Brexit is a portmanteau of “Britain” and “exit” and refers to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union after a referendum in 2016. The UK officially exited from the EU on 31 January 2020 at 23:00 GMT putting an end to  47 years of membership.

The Nordic countries or Nordics is a group of five sovereign states consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the three autonomous territories belonging to these states: the Faroe Islands and Greenland (Denmark) and the Åland Islands (Finland).

The Baltic states are a congregation of three countries- Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, situated in the north-eastern region of Europe and on the eastern coasts of the Baltic sea.

CEE or Central and Eastern Europe refers to the countries of the Soviet bloc formerly behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ and former Yugoslavia(the Balkans).

The Mediterranean refers to the countries around the Mediterranean sea which connects Europe in the north to Africa in the south and West Asia in the east. This includes countries like Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France among others.

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This Jean Monnet Chair is based at the Centre For European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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