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Jean Monnet Chair rECOncile

At the intersection of the ECOnomy and ECOlogy

A warm welcome to the homepage of rECOncile, the Jean Monnet Chair of professor Harri Kalimo at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

rECOncile provides research-led excellence in teaching and learning at the intersection of two fundamental areas of EU policy -- the internal market and the environment.  The interactions – the “value reconciliation” -- between the economic and environmental values is explored by creating two new and reforming three existing post-graduate courses at the IES.  The Chair also organizes annual Inaugural Lectures and recurring Policy Forums, where the policy debates on EU’s economic and environmental developments are brought to the public domain, involving the policy makers, the civil society and the industry representatives alike.

“ rECOncile provides research-led excellence in teaching and learning at the intersection of two fundamental areas of EU policy -- the internal market and the environment. ”
Jean Monnet Chair Harri Kalimo

On this website, more information is provided on the activities of rECOncile. Check out its upcoming and past events here. I very much encourage you to join the public discussions in the Inaugural Lectures and the Policy Forums. You can sign up for invitations here. I also urge you to contact me in case any of the developed courses could fit your study programme. In the latter case, we can together establish whether the eligibility criteria for the courses are met – it would be excellent to have you take part!