Jean Monnet Chairs

Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European Union studies for university Professors, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. They are an integral part of the higher education institution that concludes the grant decision and are inscribed in their institution’s official academic activities. The duration is three consecutive academic years. For further information, please visit the website of the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

The Jean Monnet Chair (JMC) EU humanitarian medicine and response in action (EU MEDAID) is the first Chair ever awarded to the Medical School of Athens of the National and Kapodistrian University and the first ever chair to be awarded to a surgeon. The Chair’s activities run from October 2020 to September 2023. The Chair holder is Professor of Surgery Emmanouil Pikoulis, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

The Jean Monnet Chair (JMC) EU humanitarian medicine and response in action (EU MEDAID) responds to a need of an in depth and extended research and teaching on the newly established -yet least studied- unique feature of the EU’s medical response and humanitarian aid to complex emergencies, through a combined use of civil protection and humanitarian medicine competences and mechanisms, triggering solidarity among its member states. It therefore addresses and identifies new unchartered scientific grounds in EU medical and inter-disciplinary studies, that draw important shift in EU’s strategy 2020 cross-sectoral approach to enhancing EU’s resilience to crises, as well as its capacity to anticipate, prepare and respond to risks.