Jean Monnet Chairs are interactive teaching and research programmes funded by the European Union, which aim at excellence in the field of European integration. This Chair is the only European academic chair devoted to the study and research of European Integration Journalism, understood as an academic and professional area that explores and covers political, economic and social issues explicitly from a ‘European’ rather than a ‘local’ and ‘national’ perspective.

Beginning in September 2016, this Chair provides a coherent undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research program under the direction of Dr. Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos, Professor of International Relations at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications  of Aristotle University. 

The Chair does not only focus on theoretical issues or descriptive accounts of ‘European Journalism’, but also  through various publications and workshops, brings together academics, students and journalists, combining lectures and seminars with training and practical issues, with the following objectives:  (a) to increase the understanding of the links between journalism and the public opinion’s perceptions of the European Union, (b)  to provide students and journalists with tools that will increase awareness of the interrelated and multidimensional problems/challenges facing the European Union,  exploring as well  the new opportunities and challenges of journalism practices and coverage on the European Union, its institutions and policies.