Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion.


Sonja Bekker awarded EU funding as Jean Monnet Chair

Sonja Bekker (Tilburg Law School - ReflecT) has been named Jean Monnet Chair on European Social Policy and Employment Relations (ESPERO) by the European Commission to teach what current social challenges are, but also how the EU can integrate in these fields, assessing the different modes of law & governance in terms of effectiveness and legitimacy.

Along with the honorary title, Bekker has received a three-year grant for her project, allowing her to develop a number of teaching activities in the field of EU social policy and employment relations, as well as research and outreach activities. The Jean Monnet program supports teaching positions in the field of EU studies worldwide and chairs are awarded following a competitive international procedure. In 2017, only three such chairs were awarded to academics in the Netherlands.