What is a Jean Monnet Excellence Center? How is the IMAGO Center specific?
A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. It gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries. It also ensures openness to civil society.
The IMAGO Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is unique because it focuses on images in European convergences. It is original also because it includes contemporary artists and research-creation, which are taken seriously in our study and teaching of Visual European circulations.
Its objectives are to reach out to students from faculties and schools not normally dealing with European Union issues, with images. The Center has also to reach out to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public at large.