News from the Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne, Germany

THESEUSTHESEUS PhD Workshop,16 and 17 October 2014, Paris

At the THESEUS PhD Workshop 2014, nine selected postgraduate students of different universities discussed their research works with professors Renaud Dehousse, Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po, and Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Cologne, as well as with other participants. The title of the workshop was ‘The EU after the Crisis’. Among their selected research topics was the question of the impact of the economic crisis on national health care systems or the impact of the EU’s energy policy in guaranteeing the Union’s position as a global player. The THESEUS PhD Workshop aims at fostering young academics careers by providing qualitative feedback to their research works. It follows the THESEUS mission to establish a European interdisciplinary and cross-generational network.

THESEUS PhD Workshop 2014 – Article and Report [upcoming]: http://theseus.uni-koeln.de/index.php?id=215

THESEUS Website: www.theseus.uni-koeln.de

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HOMER_Patel_Vanhoonacker_Mittag_Wessels_2014New Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence HOMER (‘From History to Memory Culture: Narratives of the European Council Summits’), 2014 – 2017, Maastricht University, the University of Cologne and the German Sport University Cologne

HOMER was launched in October 2014 and is a research-based teaching programme that seeks to identify narratives, focusing on three history making summits of national leaders in the history of European integration. The project will assess the summits in The Hague, Maastricht and Lisbon and analyse their roles in developing a ‘master narrative’ of European integration. The main rationale of the project is to contribute to the evolving European memory culture by scrutinizing past and existing interpretations while simultaneously building on these. For further information, please see the project’s website.