Jean Monnet (1888 – 1979) was the French political and economic adviser which dedicated himself to the process of European integration. He played important role regarding the ‘Schuman Plan’, which lead to the establishment of the European Community for Coal and Steel. After its establishment, he was the first president of its executive body. Jean Monnet belongs among pioneers of the united Europe.
The European Union's Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport. The Programme is made up of three so-called "Key Actions" and two additional actions. The Jean Monnet Chair is one of them. The actions are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the EACEA.
Energy law and policy belong to the most important fields of functioning of the European Union. This field is closely linked to other legal fields and policies, in particular to the market regulation and protection of environment. The interplay of energy, market and environmental issues is clearly visible in the new energy package of the European Union »Clean energy for all Europeans«.
Dr. Aleš Ferčič
Dr. Aleš Ferčič is an associate professor and head of the Jean Monnet Chair of energy law and policy at the University of Maribor, Faculty of law. Moreover, he is a head of the Institute of public law at the University of Maribor, a member of the European Law Institute, and an arbitrator of the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre at the Chambre of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia.