Jean Monnet Chair
Jean Monnet Chair is a prestigious international award, which aims to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European studies, with particular emphasis on the European integration process. Jean Monnet Chair is financed by the European Commission under ERASMUS+ programm and it allows expansion of teaching and research activities in the field of European integration, as well as it helps to increase international research collaborations in the field of European studies.
The Jean Monnet Chair on EU Enlargement and its Impact on the Western Balkans (WBINTEG) at Universitity Marin Barleti is commited to teaching and research as well as promotion of a constructive debate among academics, policy makers, practitioners and civil society experts on issues related to European integration of the Western Balkans. The aim of the WBINTEG project is to re-vitalize academic research and policy debate on the new EU enlargement policy towards the remaining countries of the Western Balkans (WB) through a multidisciplinary approach and through dissemination activities. The WBINTEG study the political, legal and economic aspects of EU enlargement and involve different actors of the academia, policy-making and civil society.
Funding for the Jean Monnet Chair at University Marin Barleti is generously provided by a grant from the European Commission.
Dr. Dorian Jano, lecturer of European Studies and executive director with the Albanian Institute of Public Affairs in Tirana, is the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair at University Marin Barleti. The Chair is involved in research and discussion on the different aspects of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans.
Dr. Jano, received his PhD in Political Studies from the University of Milan (Italy). He also holds a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) from the University of Bologna (Italy), and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). After completing his studies, Dr. Jano served as research fellow at the Institute for European Integration (Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg), and the Institute for Advanced Studies (Collegium Budapest Hungary). Recently, he has been visiting scholar at the Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas U.S and the University of Montenegro.
His academic interest and research focuses on EU enlargement, Europeanization and South-Eastern Europe. He has presented on these topics at international conferences and has been published in international peer-reviewed academic journals.