Jean Monnet Activities

Which Actions are supported?

Jean Monnet activities support the following actions:

The following sections of this Guide provide detailed information on the criteria and funding rules applying to the Jean Monnet actions.


What are the aims of Jean Monnet Actions?

The Jean Monnet actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in European studies worldwide.

These actions also aim at fostering dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular to enhance governance of EU policies.

These objectives are to be reached notably through activities that:

  • promote innovation in teaching and research (e.g. multi-disciplinary studies, open education, networking with other institutions)
  • mainstream and diversify EU-related subjects throughout the curricula proposed by higher education institutions to their students
  • improve the quality of professional trainings on EU subjects (with modules that deal with EU subjects more indepth or extend to new subjects)
  • foster the engagement young academics in teaching and research on European subjects
  • provide an academic contribution to Europe 2020 (e.g. policy debate, good governance on EU issues)
  • promote EU-related teaching and research in countries not yet or not sufficiently involved in EU issues.

The supported activities are expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participants involved, on the promoting organisations, as well as on the policy systems in which such actions are framed.

As regards the participants directly or indirectly involved in the activities, the Jean Monnet actions are meant to produce the following outcomes:

  • an enhanced employability and improved career prospects for young graduates, by adding or reinforcing a European dimension to their studies
  • a more positive attitude of students towards the European project and the EU values
  • a support for young researchers and professors who want to carry out research and teaching on EU subjects
  • increased opportunities for academic staff in terms of professional and career development

Activities supported under Jean Monnet are also expected to produce the following outcomes on participating organisations:

  • an increased capacity to teach and research on EU matters: improved or innovative curricula; increased capacity to attract excellent students; reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries; increased allocation of financial resources to teaching and research on EU subjects within the institution
  • a more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: promoting the professional development of young researchers and professors; ready to integrate good practices and new EU subjects into didactic programmes and initiatives; open to synergies with other organisations.

At systemic level, Jean Monnet actions in the long run are expected to encourage the promotion and diversification of EU studies worldwide as well as to enhance and extend the participation into European Union teaching and researching of staff in more Faculties and Departments.

The Corrigendum published on 4th February 2015 , describing the changes introduced in the field of Higher Education and the application deadline for Jean Monnet can be found here. 

More information can be obtained from here