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. 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 has strengthened its expertise on EU matters during the activities as the consortium leader of the EU Institute in Japan, Kyushu (EUIJ-Kyushu) funded by the European Commission. The University has promoted EU-related education and research. In recognition of our earlier achievements of EUIJ-Kyushu, Kyushu University was selected as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (the project name is “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu”) secondary in Japan. It will develop a strategic three-year plan from September 2016 to August 2019, including on a wide range of activities of education, research, outreach, and academic exchange. It will provide guidance and a vision for the best experts for creating synergies on specific EU subjects, and strengthen the global development.

Fukuoka’s exceptionally good links with neighbouring regions, and its position as the premier Japanese destination for Chinese overseas students, makes the JMCoE-Q ideally placed to act as an East Asian ‘hub’ for the promotion of EU-related research, teaching and public outreach.

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 Other Information
<Co-organized by JMCoE-Q>Session open to public
European Union Studies Association-Japan (EUSA-Japan) The 38th Annual Conference, Plenary Session Ⅲ (13:45-16:30) (in Japanese) “Brexit and the Future of the EU” Panel Discussion
Date and Time: Sun. 19 November 2017, 13:45-16:30
Venue: Kyushu University, Centennial Hall School of Medicine, Fukuoka
*Admission free, registration required
◆Registration (by 16 November):Please e-mail or Fax indicating :1)your name, 2)e-mail address or phone number, 3)affiliation. Please specify 「EU学会一般公開セッション」in the suject line.
Email address: euevent@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp, FAX:092-642-4435
→More details here

 JM Seminar Series "Past, Present, Future of European Integration -60 Years Rome Treaty-"
Date and Time: Fri. 17 November 2017, 15:00-17:00 (Doors open at 14:30)
Venue: Lecture Room, 1F, 21 Century Plaza I, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Prof. Brigid Laffan (European Univerisyt Institute), 2-3 members from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
*Pre-session of EUSA-Japan National Conference / Joint Seminar with EESC
→More details will be updated. Flyer in current ver. here.

 ■JM Seminar Series, Debats Franco-Jponais "Les Femmes, Moteurs du Changement Dans le Monde du Travail?"
Co-organized by Ambassade de France, Institut français du Japon, JMCoE-Q, and others
Date and Time: 4 October 2017, 17:30-19:30
Venue: Acros Fukuoka Arena Hall
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 Extension Lecture Series 「EUの展望/Europe in Prospect」
Date and Time: <A series in 4times> 3 October - 24 October, every tuesdays in October, 19:00-20:30 + <Extra> on 4 December, 19:00-21:00
Venue: Lecture Room, 10F JR CIty Hakata Conference Room
→More details here

EU Golden Week Seminar
Date: 3-5 July 2017
Venue: Guest House, Itocampus, Kyushu University
See programme here

EUSA-AP (European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific) Annual Conference 2017
Co-organized by JMCoE-Kyushu
Date:1-2 July
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University
Official Website: http://www.eusa-japan.org/
→More Details here, See programme here

[finished]  EU-Japan Friendship Week Event, Special Event①②
Date and Time: Tue 13 June 2017, 16:40-
Venue: Oumei Coffee-Kan, Ito Campus, Kyushu University
Special Event①16:40-17:00, "EU mini lecture" by Prof. Kenji Iwata, Director of Kyushu University EU Centre, Faculty of Economics
Special Event②17:00-17:30, "Violin Concert" by Assist. Prof. Jarl Jacob, Faculty of Law, from Belgium
→More details here

[finished] EU-Japan Friendship Week Exhibition Event
Period: from Mon. 29 May to Fri. 16 June, Open Time: 11:00-19:00
Venue: SALC, 1F, Centre Zone 1, Ito Campus Kyushu University
→More details here

Article of JM Seminar Series on 27 Jan. 2017 on the EU-Japan Newsletter.
Here
is the link to the latest March issue (p.22):
Read the article here

[finished] JM Seminar Series "French Presidential Election and the EU"「フランス大統領選挙とEU」
Date and Time: Tue. 16 May 2017, 8:40-1010
Venue: Large Lecture Room, Kaizuka area, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Prof. Toshio Hatayama, Saga University
→More details here

2017/03/21 JMCoE-Q Newsletter vol.1 and Vol.2 has been published!

[finished] Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka (7 February 2017)

More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

[finished] JM Seminar Series "Brexit and the Future of Europe" 「英国のEU離脱(Brexit)とヨーロッパの将来-格差問題を中心に-」 (27 January 2017)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

Article of JMCOE-Q's launch on the EU-Japan Newsletter. Here is the link to the latest December issue (p.21):
Read the article here

[finished] Christmas in the EU (18 December 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

[finished] Kyushu University EU Information Event (Objectives: KU Students, Reservation is NOT required) (15 December 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q) Facebook has just opened! (26 October 2016)
Please Like "JMCoE-Q"!

[finished] Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q) Kick-off Seminar "BREXITを読み解く" (30 October 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

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