New Jean Monnet Chair awarded to Harri Kalimo
BSoG Professor Harri Kalimo was nominated a Jean Monnet Chair. His Chair “ECOvalence” explores the nexus between the economy and ecology, the central interrelationship underpinning the EU’s strategy for sustainable growth, the European Green Deal. Can the economic and ecological objectives be combined effectively? What are the optimal means of doing so? These questions will be addressed from different perspectives in the events, multiple teaching activities as well as research conducted within the ECOvalence project over the coming three years.
ECOvalence is the second Jean Monnet Chair that Harri has received. ECOvalence continues the work of the first one, titled rECOnciliation (2016-2019).
A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialization in EU Studies. Based on a competitive selection process, the European Commission, through its Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), awards the Chair to qualified professors who teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year on topics relevant to European integration. In addition to course development, a Jean Monnet Chair supports research on EU subjects as well as outreach and training activities. It is funded for a three-year period up to a maximum of €50,000, and is named after Jean Monnet (1888-1979), one of the main architects of European integration.