Since 2016, the Ateneo's European Studies Program has received two Jean Monnet grants from the European Commission. They are awarded to institutions that demonstrate high levels of specialized expertise in EU affairs.
This project was awarded a grant in 2020, with reference number 619942-EPP-1-2020-1-PH-EPPJMO-PROJECT. It aims to expand awareness and understanding of the nature and dynamics of the European Union in the Philippines. The regional bloc is increasingly significant in the country, because it is one of its investments, trade agreements, and development aid contributions.
1. Formulate a module that can be delivered to government, NGO representatives, and media professionals to help them understand the EU better.
2. Create a lesson plan that can be used by secondary school teachers teaching Social Studies subjects to deliver lessons on the European Union. The content will be disseminated through a workshop for secondary school teachers. A lesson plan would be particularly useful, since there are secondary school subjects that are required to teach about Europe and the EU, and no standard lesson plan exists for it.
3. Launch a free application that will teach young Filipinos in both primary and secondary levels of education about the basics of what Europe and the EU are.
Below is a handout for participants in our information session events. It provides basic information on the EU, and is free to download.
The European Studies Program has produced Adventure Quiz Europe as an educational game for students in basic education. To play the game, please follow the instructions below.
In July 2016, it was announced that Ateneo European Studies' three-year proposal on teaching European integration courses was one of the 147 projects to have been awarded by the European Commission as Jean Monnet recipients. Ateneo European Studies Program is the first educational entity in the Philippines to receive a Jean Monnet grant, and the project reference number was 575271-EPP-1-2016-1-PH-EPPJMO-MODULE.
The four Ateneo European Studies Jean Monnet modules are as follows:
The grant also led to the publication of a textbook entitled EU and ASEAN Regionalism: An Interdisciplinary Approach