In September 2015, at the Law Faculty of the Voronezh State Universitythe educational module «EU-Russia Law Approximation» 564684-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE, received funding of the European Union within the Erasmus + programme (Jean MonnetActions), began its implementation.
Associate Professor Dmitriy Galushko is the leader of the Jean Monnet Module.
The Jean Monnet Module aims to implement a course module focused approximation of the EU law with partner countries’ laws and particularly with the law of the Russian Federation. Its main objectives are:
- to extend the curricula in the domain of the EU law and the process of European integration via adding specific topics on EU-Russia law approximation to the variety of legal disciplines;
- to improve the professional skills of the students attending these courses;
- to provide the students with in-depth knowledge of European integration process;
- to provide the students with in-depth knowledge of the EU law and EU-Russia and partner countries law approximation;
- to develop future specialists who possess a keen understanding of the European integration and EU legal processes involved in it, their influence on the Russian legal system and legal systems of partner countries. This would maximize opportunities provided by integration of the Russian economic, business, political and socio-cultural environment with the European Union;
- to create online information resource on modern developments of the EU law;
- to attract young people to the field of European integration and also the acquisition of knowledge, with which it can analyze different situations that arise in legal practice.
Teaching within the project is carried out on 3-4 courses of bachelor educational programs, as well as on master’s programs of the Department of theory of state and law, International law and comparative law of Voronezh State University “International and European Law” and “International Law and Business”. The educational process includes both lectures and seminars. In addition, a training module has been added to the training programs.
Much attention in the educational process is paid to the process of students’ self-study. Its main results are essays and reports prepared by students related to the subject of the project devoted to current problems of the functioning of the European Union and its legal system, relations with third countries and the Russian Federation.
The project “EU-Russia Law Approximation” also includes conducting of research on current trends in the development of EU law, its impact on the legal systems of member-states and third countries, particularly of Russia.