The Jean Monnet Programme has established a tradition of consulting the academic world in order to reflect on current issues of European integration. This reflection often culminates in a major international conference with the participation of policy-makers, civil society and top-level academics.
To prepare the academic reflection on the occasion of such conferences, the Commission calls in particular on the network of Jean Monnet professors and centres.
On many occasions, the independent and critical considerations of the members of the Jean Monnet network have provided the policy-makers with new insights and concrete policy suggestions. Conference results are made available to the public via the Jean Monnet website and in the form of a publication.
The most recent Jean Monnet Conferences are: