Dr. Crina Viju-Miljusevic has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in EU External Relations: Competing Regionalism in Eurasia by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The Chair will be housed in the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University.

The Chair is supported by an EU grant of 50,000 Euros for a period of three years (2022-2025). The Chair will support teaching, public and policy debates, and dissemination of resources on the EU as a foreign policy actor, EU-sponsored policies within the Eurasian region, and EU-China relations. In teaching, new graduate and undergraduate courses proposed by the Chair will expand the EU course offerings in the area of study. To target scholars, policy makers and civil society, the Chair will organize a major event each year on a topic related to EU regionalism, EU-China relations, and global economic governance. The Chair will host guest lectures and will disseminate virtual outreach material to provide a platform for debate on EU’s foreign policy and potential implications for Canada-EU relations.

The Chair awarded to Professor Viju-Miljusevic is the third Jean Monnet Chair housed in EURUS. Professor DeBardeleben held a Jean Monnet Chair in “EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations” (initial funding 2011-2014, renewed funding 2016-2019). Professor Hurrelmann held a Jean Monnet Chair on “Democracy in the European Union” (funding 2015-2018).