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Jean Monnet – teaching module: Secular Europe - European Secular Identities



Teaching, education


Croatia, Zagreb  

Cost (EUR)  

27.149,00 EUR

Role in the action     



EACEA – Jean Monnet Module


01/09/2012 – 31/08/2015
Objectives and results of the action  

The proposed JM teaching module ESI – European Secular Identities continues with research on European politics that students have at the Faculty of political Sciences at the University of Zagreb, especially the subjects: Political system of the EU, Political theory of European Integration and Politics and religion (BA-level). Centre for European Studies of the Faculty has developed 6 courses in European Integration Studies, which are freely open for all students from the University of Zagreb and other Universities. The objective of this module are innovative upgrades to existing European Studies in a specific area of research on the main ideas, principles and historical background of European Integration. 

The module aims to offer students and other public the specific academic issues that arise from a) philosophical and theological view on separation of church and state, b) creation of secular state, c) development of French policy of church-state relation, especially in the form of the constitutional norm of laicite, d) philosophical and sociological view on identity, identities and communitarian policy, e) problems with the policy of multiculturalism and different ideas on egalitarian policies, f) role of the European secular organisation in the creation of European Integration, g) questioning on atheistic or agnostic way on identity and its political forms, h) searching for European identity as the form of various religious, atheistic, agnostic, secular, philosophical identities and its historical roots and i) various contemporary problems of European integration connected with the problems on national and supranational level.

R1 Educational tool established to raise the capacity of youth to participate actively in EU programmes
R2 Increased volume of reporting about EU membership benefits for youth
R3 Enhanced collaboration of CSOs and media outlets
R4 Raised awareness of young journalists on EU issues