Damjan Lajh is experienced university teacher and researcher in the fields of Policy Analysis and European Studies. He holds PhD in Political Science from the University of Ljubljana, where he was also graduated as Associate Professor. He is Head of Policy Analysis and Public Administration Chair at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, and researcher in the Centre for Political Science Research at the same faculty.

His research interests encompass public policies and policymaking processes in the national and EU context, Europeanization processes, and new forms of governance in the EU. As author or co-author he has published six books, co-edited two books, and has been a (co-)author of numerous articles in domestic and foreign journals and chapters of books published in Slovenia and abroad. He has participated in several research projects as well as numerous international scientific conferences.

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Damjan Lajh
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Social Sciences
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
SI-1000 Ljubljana

About the project

Jean Monnet Chair – European Policy Processes is a project that has been approved by the European Commission/EACEA as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme. With this project, the European Commission supports a high level of teaching of European contents, especially public policies and policy processes of the European Union at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The aim of Jean Monnet Chair’ projects is stimulating teaching, research and reflection in European integration studies at higher education institutions in the European Union and beyond. In this way it seeks to enhance knowledge and awareness among academics, students and citizens around the world on issues related to European integration.

The main aim of the project Jean Monnet Chair – European Policy Processes is to cover teaching and research in the field of European integration studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. In this respect the project aims:

  • to strengthen and improve the existing curricula covering EU policy processes at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana;
  • to promote and develop education and training in the field of European integration for interested general public and students who do not automatically come into contact with EU integration studies;
  • the research of opportunity structures for civil society’s participation in EU policymaking and implementation processes will be conducted, with the aim to improve their capabilities for better participation in EU policy processes;
  • to enhance the knowledge and awareness about issues relating to EU integration, in particular EU policies and policymaking processes, outside the EU, where Jean Monnet actions have either not been taken or have been underdeveloped (Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia).

This project has been funded with support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.