Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Jean Monnet Chair – research activities


Research programme on: “European and National Urban Agendas in perspective

in collaboration with Urban@it and Eura


The intent of the Jean Monnet Chair is to enhance the ongoing collaboration between the UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia and the interdisciplinary research working group on “National urban agendas in the EU and abroad”, organized by the Italian Center for Urban Policy Studies (Urban@it).


The Urban@it research working group, made up of a mix of senior and young researchers from various Italian universities specialised in urban studies, is currently producing several case-studies and policy reports on European states and external countries’ national urban agendas. It is also focusing on the ongoing process of elaboration of an European Union urban agenda, as well as on the strategic role that European institutions like the EC and international organizations (e.g. UN-Habitat, OCSE, etc.) have in opening new perspectives for national urban policy agendas in third countries, or countries characterised by an emerging market.


The research team aspires to extend its network to other European countries in order to raise the possibility of conducting comparative research studies. The Jean Monnet Chair wants lead the European Urban Research Association (EURA) and its network of European scholars to ease the internationalization of the working group by organizing panels on relevant topics at the EURA Annual Conference which will involve those EURA members who have expressed their interest in a collaboration on the final scientific international publication on the subject: “Models. European and National Urban Agendas in perspective”.


The UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia is associated with both Urban@it and EURA and the holder of this Jean Monnet Chair is currently coordinating the afore-mentioned research working group at Urban@it in which holds the position of member of the EURA governing board. Several researchers, young academics and doctoral students of the UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia are currently engaged in research activities and write their papers on the research subject, and the aim is to keep them committed in the future project developing. All these actions are expected to facilitate further collaboration and networking among the organizations involved.


This research activity will produce the elaboration of a final document, jointly with Urban@it, offering policy recommendations to the Italian national urban agenda in accordance with the EU Cohesion Policy objectives.