The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was recently awarded a grant from the European Union’s Jean Monnet Activities programme, Jean Monnet Networks. This November the start-up meeting of project was held at the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. The project will foster a policy debate between the academic world and policy-makers on the current challenges of small states in Europe. The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland is the lead partner, with nine other universities participating in the project: The University of Copenhagen, Vilnius University, Tallinn University of Technology, University of St. Andrews, the University of Malta, University of Ljubljana, Lund University, University of Zagreb, and the University of the Aegean in Rhodes.
Over the next three years the ten higher education institutions will develop close cooperation in the field of small state studies. The Network will for example host workshops, roundtables for young researchers, publish academic papers, policy recommendations, and at the end of the project an academic book.
Link to project’s webpage