Professor Alessandra Silveira, Director of the Centre of Studies in European Union Law (CEDU) of the University of Minho, Portugal, is the holder of the Jean Monnet’s Chair in European Union Law.
The title, assigned by the European Commission, through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, recognizes Silveira’s project “Citizenship of rights: European citizenship as the fundamental status of nationals of Member States.” The project, co-founded by the European Commission, will be developed in the following years.
The Jean Monnet’s Chair is the most prestigious international award assigned to a professor/researcher in the European Union Law domain.
The Jean Monnet program fosters European knowledge and competence throughout higher education institutions worldwide. The Jean Monnet projects are selected on the basis of their academic merits and following a process of rigorous and independent peer review.
Originally launched in 1989, these projects are present in 72 countries across the five continents. These projects bring together 1.500 professors and reach approximately 500.000 students every year.
Established in 1973, the University of Minho is among the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Portugal. It is a fully accredited university with a student population of over 15,000.