Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet Programme has transformed into Jean Monnet Actions under ERASMUS+ Programme since 2014.

Within the Erasmus+ Programme, the Jean Monnet Activities aim at:

  • promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide
  • fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers
  • enhancing governance of EU policies.

KEY ACTIVITIES include courses, research, conferences, networking activities, and publications in the field of EU studies. European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures. Jean Monnet Activities supported are 3 TYPES:

Jean Monnet Activities are described in detail in the Programme Guide and Call is published at the EACEA website.

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide includes Jean Monnet Actions Chapters


Infrastructure that have united Europe: Insights into the History, Recent Developments and Outlook for Capacities


Infrastructure investments are the area that has to be among those that take priority over others. More attention should be drawn to the issues how to make the Ukrainian economy more efficient, less energy and resource consuming, and make the economy environmentally friendly. The infrastructure development contributes significantly to the potential reduction of ineffectiveness of economy.

Furthermore, from the national perspective, infrastructure development is the strategic avenue to peruse. Ukraine has to utilize its strengths such as favourable geographical and geopolitical position, longest transport corridors in Europe, great transit potential to develop. It is at the cross-roads of the most important ways of world trade. As a result, Ukrainian community, including business community, needs to understand the importance of infrastructure development with regard to EU experience and best practices, define major infrastructure projects that could raise the competitiveness of the country. We suggest developing and implementing a new course “Infrastructure that have united Europe: Insights into the History, Recent Developments and Outlook for Capacities” for undergraduate students of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Karazin University) that master International Economics and History (two master’s programs).

So the aim of the module is to attract the attention of Ukrainian society to the necessity of institutional reforms in infrastructure system in order to foster integration and cooperation between Ukraine and European countries implementing significant major projects. The objectives, methods of achieving, and measurable outcomes are presented in table.

Measurable outcomes
Provide students with necessary skills and competences in the field of infrastructure development as a factor of European integration (stimulus, effects, state policy)
Lectures and seminars for master’s students
Preparing the course “Infrastructure that have united Europe: Insights into the History, Recent Developments and Outlook for Capacities” with free access on the University web-site
Encourage young generation of teachers and students in European Union studies subject area
Opened seminar for University community
Presentation of the best EU practices in infrastructure investment to a different target groups based on historical experience
Encourage young generation to promote and disseminate the examples of successful infrastructure projects
Writing an essay by master’s students
Presenting the ideas of investment projects on infrastructure that could be critical at the city level. Exchange of experience on the introduction of new technologies at the city level
Identification of gaps in regional infrastructure systems
Round table with representatives of city council and business
Search for optimal solutions of ecological and logistics problems in Ukraine
Justification of infrastructure projects that are significant at a national level (students’ final report)
Writing a proposal for investing in major infrastructure projects aimed at reducing the negative effects produced by Ukrainian economy, and manufacturing industry in particular, and sending it to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Institute for Economics and Forecasting
Introduction of the EU issues into school environment
Lectures for school teachers enrolled at Academy for Lifelong Learning
Training qualified teachers in the history of European integration and the European Union
Round table at annual Christmas conference for pupils
Dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge about the role of infrastructure in the development of holistic European market (in Kharkiv region and Ukraine)
Lecture backed by NGO “The 6th Angle” (Free University “Maidan Monitoring)”
Uploaded recorded lecture on the role of infrastructure in the development of holistic European market (for Youtube)
Promotion of scientific knowledge about infrastructure major projects and their impact on European integration
Holding international scientific round table during international conference at Karazin University. Participating in international conferences in Bulgaria and Sweden
Publishing the materials and program of the conference (e-version and print) as well as publishing the results of scientific projects in International Journal of Bulgarian Academy of Science and Karazin University “Drinovsky Sbornik”.
Creation and strengthening cooperation under the Erasmus + programs between partner universities
Implementation of the current project
Future joint projects under the Erasmus + programs


Dmytro Mykolenko

Coordinator, teaching staff, Doctor of Historical Sciences. The teaching experience is more than 10 years. Special courses that have been delivered are: history of Western European and North American countries in Modern Time, history of international relationships, history of European culture in Modern and Contemporary Time. Since 2015 – a member of Commission with the expertise to assess scientific (humanitarian) projects prepared by young scientists (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine). 2013 – postdoctoral fellowship for doing a project at the Department of New History of Bulgaria (Sofia University «St. Kliment Ohridski». 2016 – co-coordinator of joint scientific projects between Karazin University and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: “Central-East Europe between the Eurasian Empires and the European Union”, “Nation of Modern and Postmodern Era and the Role of the Elite in their Formation and Development” (financed by EU funds). 2016 – fellowship provided by Institute for Historical Studies for scientific project. Since 2018 – Deputy Editor-In-Chief of “Drinovski sbornyk” (Bulgarian Academy of Science, Karazin University)

Olena Mykolenko

Coordinator, Candidate of Economic Sciences (PhD). The scientific interests focus on European Integration. The third part of PhD thesis is dedicated to institutional adaptation of Ukraine to integration. The second part is dedicated to joint infrastructure projects between government and business that foster European Integration. The teaching experience is more than five years. The special courses that have been developed and delivered are International Economic Relationships, International Economics, Global Economy. Coordinator of joint Meet Up! program backed by EVZ Stiftung (Germany) in «People’s Ukrainian Academy». Partner university – South Westphalia University of Applied Science (2016). Coordinator and supervisor of Serbian and Ukrainian students under the Erasmus+ project “Students’’ Mobility Capacity Building in Higher Education in Ukraine and Serbia” (2018). Participant of the Erasmus+ Program for teaching staff (Credit Mobility from Ukraine to Germany for teaching and learning best practices, 2018).

Svitlana Strypchuk

Lecturer, Candidate of Science in Economics, Associate Professor, Expert on Higher Education of the National Agency for Quality Assurance of Education, Coordinator of the KA1 program Credit Mobility at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Technology and Management of the National University of Pharmacy, participant in international projects.

Magnus Willesson

Expert, teaching staff, PhD. Magnus specialises in European banking system, financial capital, risk assessments, financial crisis and EU-banks’ capital. Teaching experience: corporate finance, corporate governance and management control, strategic risk management, banking and financial institutions, corporate finance. Additional education: 2016 – Certified Board member, Swedish Academy of Board Directors; 2016 – Bloomberg, BMC-certificate. 2008 – Add hoc strategic development and project coordination, course development and evaluations. 2010 – 2013 – Manager of the research programme: Operational risk in Swedish banking. 2016 – Manager of the research programme: Regulatory arbitrage in European Banking: Asset and Liability Management. The role in project: teaching activity (online and a visit to Karazin University two times a year), participation in scientific project, and in the conference). He also provides the expertise of the course and the working programme.

Teodoritchka Gotovska-Hentze

Expert, teaching staff, Dr., Prof. Research interests cover the history of Central Europe in the 19th – 20th century in the context of international relations and socio-economic modernization. A diploma in European Studies and International Relations at the European University “John Hopkins” (Bolonia), 1991. Associate Professor of the Institute of Historical Studies (section – World History and International Relations in Modern and Contemporary Times) and a member of the Bulgarian Historical Review Editorial Board. 2016–2019 – manager of the project funded by Slavic Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences “Bulgarians and Czechs in the context of European ideological trends in the XIXth – XXth centuries”. 2015-2018 – a member of the project “Connected Stories: Studies on the Construction of History in Central and Southeastern Europe in the 17th– 21st centuries.” (the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). 2014-2017 – manager of the project "Modernization Projects in Central and Southeastern Europe in the 19th – 20th centuries: Theories, Social Results, International Context" (the Institute of Historical Research with the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava).