In the project competition organized by the Executive Agency for Audiovisual and Culture Education (EACEA-Education, Audiovisual an Culture Executive Agency), the University of Strasbourg won the research project entitled "Center Jean Monnet transfrontalier franco-allemand" coordinated by prof. univ. Dr. Sylvain Schirman.
Through the funds provided by the European Commission, Erasmus + Program and Jean Monnet Activities, the main objective of the project, namely the creation of the first French-German cross-border Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, becomes a reality. The new center of excellence aims to promote high quality research in the field of European studies and international relations, insisting on Franco-German cross-border issues being structured on three pillars: teaching activities, research and civil society.
The Faculty of European Studies at Babeș-Bolyai University Together with Kehl University, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany are part of this project, contributing to the creation of a new cross-border specialization, at bachelor's level, to its development, but also to its deepening. even the initiation of new research in the proposed fields.
The Faculty of European Studies will initiate comprehensive research, in partnership with the Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives, Budapest, which will focus on aspects of cross-border cooperation, to be materialized in the seminar "Cross-border cooperation in Central Europe", event planned for the year 2020. The implementation period of the project is 2018-2021.
Dyclam + dynamics of the cultural environment, heritage, memory and conflicts - DYCLAM is a unique Erasmus master's program both by its global approach and by the methodologies applied to international issues of development and sustainable management of heritage and cultural landscapes.
This program aims to prepare professionals to work in various environments, such as museums, associations, heritage management foundations, local councils (cities, neighborhoods and regions), consulting firms, UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN. The partner universities within this program are: Jean Monnet University, Saint-Etienne (France, semester 1), Tomar Polytechnic Institute (Portugal, semester 2), Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania, semester 3), Federico II University of Naples (Italy, semester 4).
The Master MITRA program was created in 2012 under the title "Intercultural mediation: identities, mobilities, conflicts". It has evolved to respond to an emerging social demand in European countries, highly touched by the effects of the “migration crisis”. It has exacerbated political tensions between the groups manifesting different approaches to migration phenomenon, both on the national and international level. Those phenomena manifest the process of globalization, which exceeds European borders and reveal tensions present worldwide.
The teaching staff from MITRA consortium took note of this new context and gradually gave the migratory phenomena a more central place in the project. The Master MITRA was funded by the EACEA (Agency of the European Commission) for five successive promotions (2012-2014 to 2016-2018) as Erasmus Mundus joint master. The following two promotions (2017-2019 and 2018-2020), not funded by EACEA, operate under simplified mobility rules and do not benefit from the Erasmus Mundus label. EACEA has granted new funding to the Master MITRA, which has become an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master for four successive promotions (2019-2021 to 2022-2024).
The consortium was built around the complementarity of disciplinary approaches and the diversity of locations. The different courses offer many opportunities for field studies in the host countries.
The MITRA Master's degree is a bilingual (French and English) interdisciplinary master's degree in Human and Social Sciences, devoted to the study of migratory phenomena on an international scale and their impacts on contemporary societies.
MITRA trains researchers specialising in migration phenomena (pursuing doctoral studies), public policy analysts in the field of migration and integration (experts in international or territorial organisations) and intercultural mediation practitioners with associative projects.
MITRA is both a professionalizing master's degree and a research training master's degree. It is designed according to a double logic: alternating study territories in Europe and outside Europe, and alternating between academic learning and field work.