Launch of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Kyushu University, Second Stage (November 2020)

Now we are pleased to announce that a new project, the “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage (JMCoE-Q2)”, starting on 17 November 2020 and continuing to 16 November 2023, will allow us to again carry out a wide range of activities in education, research, outreach, and academic exchange, and to contribute to the globalization efforts of Kyushu University through the further deepening and development of EU research and education.

<Objectives>
The main objective of JMCOE-Q2 is to create a multi-layered platform in the Kyushu region of Japan to consider the future of EU integration and the globalization of education and research. The platform will focus on three issues: (1) “Internal Challenges” surrounding EU integration; (2) “External Challenges,” focusing on EU-Japan relations; and, (3) “Global Challenges” that the whole world, including the EU and Japan, are facing.

<Contents of Activities>
In the field of education and targeting students, JMCoE-Q2 will expand and diversify the EU studies-related curriculum of the EU-DP, and EU study summer course, and EU study tour will be conducted. In the field of research and targeting researchers, JMCoE-Q2 will focus on the three layers of the platform as described above, with a particular focus on inter-disciplinary research on energy and resources, a field where Kyushu University has particular strengths and expertise. In the field of outreach and targeting civil society, JMCoE-Q2 will adopt a range of measures designed for the local business community and public more generally in order to cultivate a richer knowledge and a wider vision of the EU and Europe.


Aim of JMCoE

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries. It also ensures openness to civil society. Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence have a major role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public at large.

In Japan, Kobe University was adopted as JMCoE in 2015 and 2018. More than a hundred of Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence had been established in the world, and it is being developed as a global brand.

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q)

Kyushu University first strengthened its expertise on EU matters while acting as the consortium leader of the EU Institute in Japan, Kyushu (EUIJ-Kyushu), which was funded by the European Commission. The university actively promoted EU-related education and research during this time. In recognition of the achievements of EUIJ-Kyushu, Kyushu University was then selected as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Japan in 2016 (the project name was “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q)”) and developed a strategic three-year plan, which ended in 2019.

Now we are pleased to announce that a new project, the “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage (JMCoE-Q2)”, starting in September 2020 and continuing to August 2023, will allow us to again carry out a wide range of activities in education, research, outreach, and academic exchange, and to contribute to the globalization efforts of Kyushu University through the further deepening and development of EU research and education.

Archives to JMCoe-q, 1st stage


NEWS (EVENTS & OTHER INFORMATION)

≫News about the EU-DPs here


  Call for Applications for JMCoE-Q 2022 Support Fund for Conference on the EU <SECOND round>
Call will be open from 3-17 October 2022. (Conference period: Dec. 2022 to Mar. 2023)
[Object] Graduate students, and Young researchers under 35-years-old
[Purpose] To provides financial assistance for those who make presentations of their research results at international conferences on the EU.
(Eligible Conference Period: December 2022 – March 2023, including online programme.)
[Number of adopted cases] a few
[Amount of support] Depending on the location of the international conference, between 50,000 yen and 200,000 yen per conference.
[Application Submission period] From 3-17 October 2022
CALL FOR APPLICATION in English
→Download APPLICATION FORMS in English (Word)

(CLOSED) Call for Participants for the 2022 Summer Course (Deadline: 17pm, Mon. 8 August)
EU Studies Summer Course 2022 (a study camp, 3days 2nights)
-When: Tue. 6, Wed 7, and Thu. 8 in September 2022
-Where: National Institute for Youth Education in Aso (6029-1, Miyaji, Ichinomiya-cho, Aso-shi, Kumamoto)
-Who can apply: All university students in Japan (both undergraduates and graduates) who are interested in learning about the EU
-What's the programme: Lectures on a variety of EU-related topics plus student group discussion
-The number of participants: around 30 (A screening will be held, in case of too many applications), participation fee is 10,000 JPY. Languages are Japanese and English.
*This programme will be also provided as a course of "Interdisciplinary Seminar in EU Studies" of Kyushu University.

HOW TO APPLY ⇒ Please submit the Application form to the KU EU Centre (euevent@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp) by the due date.
(Submission deadline: 17pm, Mon. 8 August, 2022)

Here is Call for Participants (Japanese Only)
Here is Programme(Tentative)
⇒Please download the Application form Word from HERE(Japanese only)

(FINISHED) Jean Monnet Seminar Series "The War of Aggression by Russia in the Ukraine – implications for the EU and Japan"
・When: Tue. 19 July 2022, Time: 8:40-10:10
・Lecturer: Dr. Michael Reiterer (Former EU-Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Distinguished Professor at Brussels School of Governance)
・Event Format:
(1) Online (Zoom)
(2) On-site (Lecture Room II, EAST ZONE, Ito Campus)
*Onsite participants are limited to Kyushu University students, faculty, and staff.
・Language: English (without interpretation)
・Objectives: General Public, Students, Faculty, and registered students for the subject of KIKAN Education "Fundamentals of the European Union (EU論基礎)" (Course Lecturer: Prof. Iwata and Prof. Fenwick)
⇒See more details here

(FINISHED) Kyushu University EU Centre (JMCoE-Q) Extension Lecture Series "EU and Japan's Efforts Toward the SDGs" <4 sessions>
Period: June 28 - July 19, 2022, Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: Online via Zoom webinar
Registration: Please register in advance from the Online Registration Form below. After completing the registration, you will receive a URL for Zoom viewing.
※Language: Japanese only
CLICK HERE for the flyer of the Extension Lecture Series 2022
▼Online Registration Form is HERE.

PROGRAMME:
①28 June (Tue) Takuo Kominato (Kyushu University) >>>Open period has ended.
②July 5 (Tue) Haruka Takasaki (Toyo Eiwa University)>>>Open period has ended.
③July 12 (Tue) Kenji Iwata (Director, EU Center, Kyushu University)>>>Open period has ended.
④July 19 (Tue) Shigeki Inoue (Director, SDGs Design Unit, Kyushu University) >>>YouTube movie is here (No time limit)
★Lecturers' Profile is HERE (JAPANESE only)
*This programme will be conducted as an EU-Japan Friendship week event See more details about the EU-Japan Friendship week HERE

(FINISHED) Jean Monnet Seminar Series "EU-Japan Relations"
・Date: Tue. 5 July 2022, Time: 8:40-10:10
・Lecturer: Mr Haitze Siemers (Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the European Union to Japan)
・Event Format:
(1) Online (Zoom)
(2) On-site (Lecture Room II, EAST ZONE, Ito Campus)
*Onsite participants are limited to Kyushu University students, faculty, and staff.
・Language: Mainly Japanese
・Objectives: General Public, Students, Faculty members, and registered students for the subject of KIKAN Education "Fundamentals of the European Union (EU論基礎)" (Course Lecturer: Prof. Iwata and Prof. Fenwick)
⇒See more details here

 Call for Applications for JMCoE-Q 2022 Support Fund for Conference on the EU <FIRST round>⇒CLOSED, the next call for SECOND round will be open from 3-17 October 2022. (Conference period: Dec. 2022 to Mar. 2023)
[Object] Graduate students, and Young researchers under 35-years-old
[Purpose] To provides financial assistance for those who make presentations of their research results at international conferences on the EU.
(Eligible Conference Period: August 2022 –November 2022, including online programme.)
[Number of adopted cases] a few
[Amount of support] Depending on the location of the international conference, between 50,000 yen and 200,000 yen per conference.
[Application Submission period] From 1 June 2022 to 15 June 2022 at 16pm
CALL FOR APPLICATION in English
→Download APPLICATION FORMS in English (Word)

 Call for Applications for JMCoE-Q 2022 Short Visit Scholarship (Deadline: 2022/5/20)⇒CLOSED
[Object] Undergraduate and Graduate students
[Purpose] To support students during language study or other short-term study programmes within the EU.
(Approved language programs or summer programs taking place between July and September 2022, are acceptable.)
[Number of Recipients] A few students
[Award Amount] a maximum of 130,000 yen per student
[Application Deadline] 16pm, 20 May 2022
CALL FOR APPLICATION in English
→Download APPLICATION FORMS in English (Word)

 The Page of EU-DPs Research Paper Awards ARCHIVES is available! (2021.11.29)
Please check here

 [Cancelled] Notice of cancellation "St. Patrick's Day Parade 2022" (Supported by JMCoE-Q)(2022.2)
Considering the situation of the spread of Covid-19 infection, St. Patrick's Day Parade 2022 on Sun. 13 March 2022 organized by The Celtic Society of Japan, has been decided to canceled.
・ Click here for details (Please see the website of the Celtic society of Japan)

 [Postponed] Notice of postponement "Gathering for Fukuoka EU Association members" (*Alternative event of "Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka")(2022.2)
Considering the situation of the spread of Covid-19 infection, "Gathering for Fukuoka EU Association members" planned to be held on 1st February 2022 has been decided to postponed.
・ Click here for details (please see the website of the Fukuoka EU Association)

 Christmas in the EU
・Date and Time: Sat. 18 December 2021, 14:00-15:30
・Venue: ACROS Fukuoka 7F Large Conference Room (1-1-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
・Speakers: ※Language: Japanese
<Austria> Oliver Posani, International Student, Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University
<Germany> Martin Moench, Coordinator of International Relations, Tagawa City
・More details here

  JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter Vol. 2 has been published! (2021.10.28)
→See JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter vol.2

 (FINISHED) Jean Monnet Seminar Series "Indo-Pacific and EU diplomacy" 
・When: Tue. 14 October 2021, Time: 10:30-12:00
・Where: Online (Zoom), Admission free
・Lecturer: Mr Shogo Yoshitake (European Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affiars)
・Objectives: General Public, Students, and registered students for the subject of School of Economics "International Monetary Economics (国際金融)" (Course Lecturer: Prof. Kenji Iwata)
⇒See more details here

(Closed) Call for Participants for the 2021 Summer Course (ONLINE) (Deadline: 17pm, Wed. 4 August)
EU Studies Summer Course 2021 (a study camp, 3days)
-When: Mon. 6, Tue 7, and Wed. 8 in September 2021
-Where: Online (Registration required)
-Who can apply: All university students in Japan (both undergraduates and graduates) who are interested in learning about the EU
-What's the programme: Lectures on a variety of EU-related topics plus student group discussion
-The number of participants: around 30 (A screening will be held, in case of too many applications), participation fee is free. Languages are Japanese and English.
*This programme will be also provided as a course of "Interdisciplinary Seminar in EU Studies" of Kyushu University.

HOW TO APPLY ⇒ Please submit the Application form to the KU EU Centre (euevent@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp) by the due date.
(Submission deadline: 17pm, Wed. 4 August, 2021)

Here is Call for Participants (Japanese Only)
Here is Programme(Tentative)
Here is Application form (Japanese only)

 A live audio webcast of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage, KICK-OFF SYMPOSIUM (Webinar) 「ブレグジットとEU統合のゆくえ/Brexit and the Future of the EU Integration」 can be accessed by visiting the links below.
>> Kyushu University Official YouTube Channel
>> Programme of the Symposium

 (FINISHED) Kyushu University EU Centre (JMCoE-Q) Extension Lecture Series 2021
"The European Green Deal - Aiming for a carbon-free society -"<4 times in a series> ONLINE

(FINISHED) ①Mon. 28 June, Prof. Yu Hasumi, Rikkyo University
(FINISHED) ②Mon. 5 July, Prof. Kenji Iwata, Director of the Kyushu University EU Centre
(FINISHED) ③Mon. 12 July, Assoc. Prof. Tatsuya Wakeyama, Kyushu University Platform of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research
(FINISHED) ④Mon. 26 July,
Prof. Yu Hasumi, Rikkyo University
⇒ See the flyer for more details, here
⇒【Online Registration Form】is here (Zoom)

 JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter the first issue has been published! (2021.04.28)
→See JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter Vol.1 here

(FINISHED)Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage, KICK-OFF SYMPOSIUM (Webinar) 「ブレグジットとEU統合のゆくえ/Brexit and the Future of the EU Integration」
・Date and Time: Wednesday, 17 February 2021, PM 13:30~ PM 17:00
・Online (Zoom webinar)
・Organized by Kyushu University EU Centre (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu)
・Supported by Delegation of the European Union to Japan, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Fukuoka EU Association, The Kyushu Society for EU Studies, Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies Cultural Variation Cluster, Kyushu University SHARE Office, Kyushu University Stockholm Liaison Office
・Programme and more details here
・Objectives: General Public, Students, Researchers
・Language: Japanese (Partly English)
・(Registration Required) Admission Free. Please register here (Zoom) 

Notice of cancellation "Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka"(2020.12.9)
Considering the situation of the spread of Covid-19 infection, "The 12th Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka" planned to be held in February 2021has been decided to cancel.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
・ Click here for details (please see the website of the Fukuoka EU Association)

(FINISHED)Christmas in the EU
・Date and Time: Sun. 13 December 2020, 13:30-15:00
・Venue: ACROS Fukuoka KOKUSAIHIROBA (3F, ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
・Speakers (International Students of Kyushu University): <Germany>Alexander Christl, <Romania>Irina Grigorovici
※Language: Japanese
・More details here

(FINISHED)European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2020 Webinar Series (Organized by the Delegation of the EU to Japan)
・Running period: from 27th October to 27th November
・Further details can be found on the official EHEF website: www.ehef-japan.org