MPGU received Jean Monnet Erasmus+ grant for a project Jean Monnet Erasmus+ “Eco-friendly and Climate Change Education: EU Policy and Practice”, Acronym: ECOEDU.
Jean Monnet received more than 100 applications in 2020. 3 Russian universities and 1 European research public institution received funding, whereas MPGU was the only Moscow university that received the grant. It is worth mentioning that MPGU project received a high expertise rating (94 points out of 100). Experts noted that project sugestions are immediately focused on EU research and directly related to Jean Monnet projects.
Another determining factor was high qualification of all members of the team, their ability to meet the requirements of the EU in the field of project management, and successful implementation of the previous Jeanne Monet project. The team has the additional expert knowledge highly relevant for the project.
The main goal of the project is to conduct research in the EU politics related to climate and ecological education, learning the best EU practices and implementing them in Russia. It is commonly believed that the key to successful cooperation between countries, achieving solutions to ecological problems is in finding balance in ecological politics, strategies and standards. Environmental education is seen as one of the ways to find such balance.
So far since 2016 MPGU Russian Institute for Advanced Study (RIAS) has carried out 4 Jean Monnet Erasmus+ projects. High perfomance of the Institute has led to creation of new methodological recommendations in education, training manuals and monographies.
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