Professors Judith Clifton and Myriam García Olalla, along with a few members of the “Global Bank Project team” were awarded with Jean Monnet Programme funding to organize two activities: a Jean Monet module and a Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Cantabria for the period 2017-2020.
The aim of the Jean Monnet programme is to promote research and teaching experience among young researchers, scholars and practitioners in EU issues, foster the dissemination of academic research results and create scientific interest in the EU.
The module “European Finance and Institutions: Post-crisis Challenges” led by professor Myriam García Olalla proposes the promotion and the extension of the teaching and research about the EU at the University of Cantabria. Given these objectives, this module will provide students the opportunity to learn and deepen on topics such as the EU institutions, the economic and monetary union process, the banking union, the European regulation system and financial supervision; as well as the failures evidenced after the crisis and the challenges to overcome them.
The JM Chair “European Economic Policy for Civil Society and Business” is led by professor Judith Clifton and it has as objectives to promote innovative activities, in the areas of teaching and research, seeking to show the European Union’s economic policy, focused on the business and society. The classes are given by qualified, motivated and enthusiastic professors using teaching techniques with individualized strategies to help students to be involved more effectively in the learning process.
The inaugural conference for these two Jean Monnet activities was given by Mario Nava, who also gave a speech at the Wolpertinger Conference 2017 with the title “Completion of the Banking Union: Challenges and Perspectives”. Mario Nava talked about the three pillars of the European Banking Union and highlighted the need for an European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) as an important step to complete the Banking Union by providing a stronger and more uniform protection for all depositors – wherever depositors are located. Mario Nava is director of the “Financial System Surveillance and Crisis Management” and member in the Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union DG (formerly the Internal Markets and Services DG) of the European Commission.