About the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
The EU Inclusive Open Strategic Autonomy Centre (IOSAC) is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence financed by the European Commission at the Luiss Institute for European Analysis and Policy. The IOSAC intends to be a European hub for cutting-edge research, teaching and policy analysis to manage a policy tradeoff that the EU currently faces. The European Union aims to maintain and increase its trade competitiveness in a fast, changing global context, characterized by a tendency towards strategic autonomy and geopolitical tensions, while ensuring inclusive outcomes of trade within Europe and the Mediterranean area. Against this backdrop, Italy, due to its geographical position and political tradition, can play an important role. The centre will (1) be the central node of transnational links with academic institutions in core and Mediterranean European countries, (2) gather top notch expertise to design inclusive EU trade and industrial policies and support a twin transition that does not leave behind the Mediterranean region, (3) make such expertise multidisciplinary, and focused on Europe, (4) ensure public outreach to relevant stakeholders and civil society.
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The Centre of Excellence is a key hub for cutting-edge research, teaching and policy analysis, gathering expertise from within the University, as well as external partners to create new research collaborations, to design inclusive EU trade and industrial policies in line with the EU’s priorities of an open strategic autonomy. It will produce Working Papers, Policy Briefs, and 5-bullet points that will reflect the concept of EU inclusive strategic autonomy and disseminate the EU-IOSAC activity. It will foster collaboration across scholars from within the University and its external partners through several initiatives: Seminar Series, two international Workshops “European and Global Value Chains” and “The European Union’s Response to Global Geo-economic Competition”. It will also foster young scholars’ research activity through the Jo Cox Fellowship to host visiting young scholars and the Jean Monnet Scholarship to support Master students during their dissertation or internship in European institutions. There will be one edition of the Italian Trade Study Group (ITSG) annual conference, discussing GVC reconfiguration and inclusive trade.
The Centre will design and launch new teaching activities that will be aimed at students both within the University and students from other Universities, as well as policy makers. The courses will be:
There will also be a Summer School on “Inclusive trade and industrial policy in Europe”
International Policy Workshop “Europe and the changing geoeconomics of North Africa”
European Economic Policy web archive of materials concerning EU economic policy with a focus on Innovation and Trade will allow all target groups to freely access a unique tool that is a significant source of knowledge and information for the public at large and that can facilitate studies on the effects of European economic policy on citizens and firms of Member States. The archive will include all working papers, policy briefs and five bullet points produced by the Centre, as well as the teaching material from the modules and summer school that will be made freely available to all interested parties. It will also provide links to the podcast series and the agendas of all events. The web archive will be hosted on a specific area of the SEP’s website presenting the EUIOSAC’s activity. It will include all research and teaching material produced through the EU-IOSAC’s activity.
CALLS (December 2023)