AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Key objectives of the project are following:
– Through facilitating various study visits between partner institutions, securing the proper training for University of Montenegro Faculty of Law academic stuff so as to improve their general teaching skills and their level of comprehension and understanding of various aspects of EU law.
– Confirming that curricula of the various courses dominantly or even partially linked to various aspects of EU law are framed in a manner that equals that of such courses in EU Member States;
– Assesment of the newly acredited general curriculum (acredited during 2016 and 2017 in alingment with the starategy of the UoM) to be conducted in cooperation with the experts from partner institutions and Montenegrin teachers after the first year of implementation of the new program. Study visits and overall capacity bulding of the FoL UoM personel will give the oportunity for individual asssesment of the silabyi and updating of the individual courses and teaching methodologies.
– Producing a guidebook/reference manual on teaching and researching various aspects of EU law in Montenegro, which is to take into consideration not only latest developments in EU law and the teaching of it throughout Europe, but specific features and historical background of Montenegrin legal system, including the manner of transposition of acqui communautaire in Montenegrin law used so far by the Montenegrin legislator;
– Improving the overall technical capacity of the University of Montenegro Faculty of Law with regard to teaching of the courses on EU law and related courses:
– by acquiring new IT equipment to be used by the academic staff involved in executing the project;
– by acquiring up to date legal books in the field of EU law and related fields of law;
– by acquiring access to prestigious law science literature database focusing on EU law;
– Analyzing the manner, i.e. legal techniques used by the national legislator for aligning Montenegrin with EU law in course of accession negotiations, so as to compare them with such processes in the partner institutions home countries. This comparative overview is to be made in order to include its results in the afore mentioned guidebook and use it as the base point for providing instructions and guidelines to University of Montenegro Faculty of Law academic stuff teaching courses on EU law or only certain aspects of it within number of other specific courses.
– Establishing the basis for long lasting both institutional and individual academic cooperation between University of Montenegro Faculty of Law and its academic staff, on the one side, and their counterparts, on the other side, thus making this project self sustainable in a very particular way.
– Contributing to everall endevours of Montenegro in seccesful closing of accession negotiations with EU in key chapters 23 and 24 by working closely with Montenegrin judges and members of executive power in Judicial Council on enhancing their overall capabilities regarding the understanding and research of EU law.