Aiming at promoting excellence in teaching EU studies LISBOAN has the primary objective to bring together academics involved in research and teaching on the Lisbon Treaty in order to overcome persisting disciplinary and geographical divides in EU studies. LISBOAN will thus support the establishment of a European Higher Education Area in a field of major political importance to promote synergies between research and teaching, highlight innovative approaches and establish best practices in teaching this key issue to present and future generations of students. The network furthermore strives to enhance the visibility of EU studies in the wider disciplines involved – in particular economics, history, law and political science.
Project activities include network-wide annual interdisciplinary conferences, international seminars, PhD schools, lecture series, etc. LISBOAN will offer its results to an audience of about 1,500 professors, reaching audiences of 250,000 students annually around the globe.
LISBOAN establishes a sustainable network of 67 partner institutions from 32 countries, IIRPS being one of them. The iniciator as well as the coordinator of the project is the Institute of Political Science and European Affairs of the University of Cologne.