Award of a Jean Monnet Module makes headlines in Deusto

The Law Faculty receives distinction from the European Commission with a new Jean Monnet Chair and a new Jean Monnet module for its achievements in European studies

Prof. Laura Gómez Urquijo of the Law Faculty has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair by the European Commission.[…] Furthermore, the SAPIA project (Students’ Awareness of Public Integrity and Accountability in the European Union) presented by Law Prof. María LuisaSánchez Barrueco received recognition as a Jean Monnet module for 2017-2020.

The Jean Monnet modules recognise the excellence of teaching projects that converge with the European Union’s priority strategic areas through use of innovative instruments and tools. The generous funding (30,000 euros) finances different types of teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities.

From a multidisciplinary perspective, the SAPIA module helps youth, as future citizens, to become aware of the connection between ethics and democratic legitimacy. It also prompts them to take a proactive, critical and responsible position concerning good governance, effective management of public policy, democratic control mechanisms and the fight against corruption.SAPIA actions primarily target university students although social transfer includes an intergenerational perspective through specific activities for baccalaureate students.

The SAPIA module team is formed by the coordinator and Law Faculty lecturers Demelsa Benito and José Ramón Canedo.




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