Jean Monnet Chair in Sociology


The Jean Monnet Chair is funded by the European Commission, and held at the Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University in Prague.  The focus of the Chair – Paul Blokker – is European Political Sociology and the key objectives are to highlight the importance of the European and transnational levels for contemporary analysis in sociology as well as to strengthen sociological research regarding Europe – in a comparative vein – and regarding EU integration in particular.

The Chair offers a set of innovative and topical courses in, or related to, a new and promising sub-field in sociology, the sociology of European Integration, including a course on European Cinema. The Jean Monnet Chair will further organize short, focused events on Teaching Europe and Debating Europe from the Fall of 2016 onwards, of interest to both students and professors, while additional international events are being planned in the coming years.