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Third Jean Monnet Summer School for Early Career Researchers & EUROMEC International conference

“Identities in urban contexts: The European multilingual city”
10-15 July 2017, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Download the Summer School and Conference Programme (updated 13.07)

Overview of the EUROMEC Jean Monnet Network

The third Jean Monnet Summer School took place in Trinity College in July 2017, followed by the EUROMEC International Conference. This event provided an exciting opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers from the arts, humanities and social sciences to engage actively in the study of identity in European urban contexts alongside a team of expert academic researchers. Using the findings of the EUROMEC research strand on the European multilingual city, the summer school featured invited keynote speakers, research roundtables and workshops (10-13 July). The summer school culminated in the final international conference of the EUROMEC project, (14-15 July). Both events explored a number of issues of relevance on topics related to multilingualism, European identity, culture, citizenship and belonging.

Expert Summer School & Conference Speakers (click names for slides)

  • Professor Maya Grekova, Department of Sociology, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Dr Kaloyan Haralampiev, Department of Sociology, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Dr Prue Holmes & Dr Sara Ganassin, Durham University, UK
  • Prof. Lorna Carson & Daniela Modrescu, Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Adelheid Hu, University of Luxembourg
  • Professor Petia Kabakchieva, Department of Sociology, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Professor Kai Lehmann, University of University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dr Lid King, The Languages Company, UK
  • Dr Déirdre Kirwan, Scoil Bhríde, Dublin
  • Dr Krzysztof Kowalski, Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • Professor Joe Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne (via video-conference)
  • Dr Jim McKinley, Department of Education, University of Bath, UK
  • Dr Simone Pfenninger, Department of English and American Studies, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Dr Heath Rose, Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK
  • Professor Gilles Rouet, University of Banska Bistriza, Slovakia
  • Professor David Singleton, University of Pannonia,Veszprém, Hungary/Trinity College Dublin
  • Professor Maria Stoicheva, European Studies Department, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Dr Natasza Styczyńska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • Professor Nina Tsvetkova, Department of Philosophy, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • Professor Wang Dong, Peking University, China
  • Professor Wang Xiaohai, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
  • Radosveta Drakova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

The EUROMEC International Conference, 14-15 July 2017

The Jean Monnet Network European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism (EUROMEC, aims to build knowledge and become a reference point for researchers in the themes of European identity, culture, European citizenship, exchanges and multilingualism. The network is coordinated by  the Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “, with the support of the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme. The Jean Monnet Network EUROMEC brings together a consortia of 8 international partners in the area of European Union studies from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium and China. This final two-day conference brings together research completed over three years in three different strands, along with three keynote speakers.

Slides EUROMEC Research Strand 1: Identities and Democracy: Frameworks of identity constructions in Europe

Slides EUROMEC Research Strand 2: New European young researchers’ identities

Slides EUROMEC Research Strand 3: Identities in urban contexts: the European multilingual city Strand 3 Slides

Brexit Panel

Europe: A View from the Outside

"A Miscellany of Reflections on Publications, on Getting Published and on Making What you Publish Count"

Keynote Conference Speakers


"The vitality of urban multilingualism"

Professor Itesh Sachdev
Emeritus Professor of Language and Communication, SOAS, University of London, UK



"Plurilingual identities: achievable educational goal or comforting myth?"

Professor David Little
Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland



"Citizenship Templates Post-Brexit"

Professor Dora Kostakopoulou
Law School, University of Warwick, UK

"Thesis in Three" Awards

Ms Ling Jingjing (First Place), KU Leuven, Belgium

Mr Louis-Caleb Remanda (Runner-Up), University of Versailles, France

Ms Barbora Olejárová (Runner-Up), Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Special Commendations awarded to Stella Konakchieva (Sofia University, Bulgaria) and Sarah Sheridan (Trinity College Dublin)


Practical information & forms

Summer School and Conference Programme

Summer School participants, key information

Travel reimbursement form (please complete only the boxes in the form marked with a red asterisk)

Trinity Hall information for summer school residents.