The European academic network linking interdisciplinary integration studies unites 67 institutions of higher education and research from EU-27 member states and other European countries in a project called LISBOAN. The project’s aim is to strengthen cooperation among European scholars with a view of better understanding of the new EU treaty – the Lisbon Treaty – which entered into force at the end of 2009.
The Project is supported by the EU Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program (177316-LLP-1-2010-DE-ERASMUS-ENWA, see www.lisboan.net).
The Lisbon Treaty introduced a number of changes in the European economy, politics, and decision making. There is an urgent necessity to deliver these changes to the students in the most adequate and sufficient way.
Based on RSU’s Regional Economic & Business Environment initiative (Inna Dovladbekova & Eugene Eteris), the LISBOAN Steering Committee decided to establish a Working Group on “Teaching Lisbon”. The first meeting of the WG took place in Brussels on 10–11 May 2012. (Click here to view RSU presentation.)
The work of the WG aroused interest from 16 EU universities. A lively discussion has shown that European academic community is eager to find appropriate tools and instruments for making students and scholars better understand contemporary changes in the EU’s social and economic development.