The digitalization of Money and Finance enabled by blockchain technology and the transition to sustainability are reshaping the whole economic system globally.
Digitalization poses unprecedented challenges for institutions and regulators, as a new version of the Internet (Web3), a new form of money (digital money), new kinds of financial assets (crypto-assets), and new business models are rapidly spreading around the World thanks to innovative blockchain applications. Meanwhile, the financial sector is increasingly affected by market innovations and policy reforms based on the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into the domains of Money and Finance.

What will the Future of Money and Finance look like? How is the EU responding to these challenges? What is the role of EU Law within this global transformation process?

The Jean Monnet Chair FUTMOFIN (2023–2026) is inspired by these farsighted questions. Based on the experience of the Jean Monnet Module (2016-2019) European Monetary and Economic Law (EMEL), the Chair addresses its teaching and research activities in the field of international and European economic, financial, and monetary law on the emerging debate on the Future of Money and Finance by matching the issues of blockchain and the digitalization of monetary and financial relations with those of climate change and sustainable development.

The Chair is held by Prof. Giulio Peroni at the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law of the University of Milan. It consists of 150 teaching hours per year including three courses (European Monetary and Economic Law, International and European Financial Law and Sustainable Development, International and European Economic Law) and three annual cycles of seminars, workshops, and conferences. The Chair also provides intense research activity on legal aspects concerning the topics explored, namely on:

Jean Monnet Chairs are three-years teaching and research programs co-financed by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Jean Monnet Chairs are designed to deepen teaching in EU studies embodied in the official curriculum of a higher education institution and provide in-depth teaching on EU matters in areas increasingly in demand in the labour market. Jean Monnet Chairs are also encouraged to provide open educational resources and involve open education activities in their work to increase the flexibility and accessibility of learning.

  • Sustainable Finance
  • Development Finance
  • Green Central Banking
  • Cryptocurrencies and Stablecoins
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Crypto-assets and Digital Finance

Moreover, an Open Knowledge Platform is developed to spread insights and information on the debate on the Future of Money and Finance among students as well as the general public.

The ultimate scope of the Chair is to help prepare new generations for the transformation ahead and contribute to the ongoing EU legal and policy debate.

The Project 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.