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European Union module at UL receives funding from prestigious Jean Monnet Programme


A team lead by Dr Joachim Fischer (School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics) have recently been awarded funding under the prestigious Jean Monnet Programme for a Broadening Module entitled “The European Union: Broadening the Perspective”.

The funding is for three years, starting in the Spring semester of 2018. The module is specifically designed for students who will normally not come into contact with EU-related topics in their courses, as well as for incoming ERASMUS students. It will involve Community Engagement in off-campus activities in Limerick city, and will explore students’ own attitudes towards European Union citizenship.

In this year’s competition, 17% of the applications were successful. The award represents a significant achievement and is the latest expression of UL’s longstanding commitment to and achievement in the area of European Studies. Dr Fischer is Course Director of the BA in European Studies which started at the University of Limerick predecessor NIHE Limerick in 1974, and is one of the longest-established such degree courses in the world.

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