Research project

The network will start its research activities by gathering information about new integration efforts in four key thematic areas at the forefront of single market integration: single financial market, digital single market, single energy market and defence single market.

Internally, the single market project has experienced increased political contestation in recent years. Internationally, the economic as well as political principles of liberalism are under attack. Both dynamics challenge to the very foundation of the single market project.

Our research and teaching workshops have allowed the scholars and experts involved to exchange feedback on their ongoing research and best practices for the teaching of single market integration.

Research workshop – March 2021


Challenges to the European Single Market: Renationalisation, Resilience, or Renewed Integration

On the 11th March 2021, the scholars and experts involved in the VISTA Jean Monnet Network met online for a research workshop.

During the entire day, each member of the network had the chance to present their ongoing research. The panels, organized around the main policy areas covered by the network, allowed the scholars to receive valuable feedback from their colleagues.

These papers will then merge into the special issue which will be published in 2022, part of the deliverables of this project.

Teaching workshop – May 2021


Teaching Single Market: Comparing Experiences in the EU and the EaP countries

On the 20th May 2021, a teaching workshop has taken place, involving all the partner universities of the network. The goal of the workshop has been to exchange best practices in the teaching of the integration of the EU single market.

The scholars and experts of the VISTA network, organized in teams based on their policy area of expertise, will present the teaching packages they are working on as part of the deliverables of this project.

Fast facts

  • 5 academic communities
  • 2 leading think tanks in Europe
  • four key thematic areas
  • 1140 students (over 3 years) involved in the activities


  • Special issues in an academic journal: the research workshops have as envisioned output one special issue in a leading peer-reviewed international academic journal.
  • VISTA Policy Papers
  • Teaching packages

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.