Jean Monnet Activities


The Jean Monnet Activities aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies. These activities are open to all countries in the world.

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

Subject areas concerned

  • EU and Comparative Regionalism Studies
  • EU Communication and information Studies
  • EU Economic Studies
  • EU Historical Studies
  • EU Intercultural Dialogue Studies
  • EU Interdisciplinary Studies
  • EU International Ralations and Diplomacy Studies
  • EU Legal Studies
  • EU Political and Administrative Studies
  • Different subject areas when they include an element of teaching, research or reflection on the EU (e.g. Sociology, Philosophy, Religion, Geography, Literature, Art, Sciences, Environmental Studies, Global Studies...)


For a detailed description of all actions, please see the Erasmus+ programme guide.

Jean Monnet Modules (teaching and research)

A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme or course (also summer course) in the field of EU studies at a higher education institution. Each module has a minimum duration of 40 teaching hours per academic year. Modules may concentrate on one particular discipline of EU studies or be multidisciplinary in approach and therefore call upon the input of several professors and experts. Jean Monnet Modules last 3 years.

Jean Monnet chairs (teaching and research)

A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching position with a specialisation in EU studies for university professors or senior lecturers. A Jean Monnet Chair must be hold by only one professor, who must provide a minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year.

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (teaching and research)

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on EU subjects. It gathers the expertise of high-level experts and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in EU studies, as well as creating joint activities with academic institutions in other countries. It also ensures openness to civil society.

Jean Monnet Support to Associations

This action consists of supporting academic associations that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of the EU integration process.

Jean Monnet Networks (policy debate with the academic world)

Jean Monnet Networks supports the creation and development of consortia of international players (higher education institutions, departments, individual experts, etc.) in the area of EU studies. These projects will be focused on activities that cannot be acheived at national level and require the involvement of min. three partner institutions from three different countries.

Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world)

Jean Monnet Projects supports:

  • Innovation projects to make EU subjects more attractive to various kinds of target population (e.g. tools, virtual classrooms, training, etc.);
  • Cross-fertilisation projects to promote discussion and reflection on EU issues, with the aim to boosting EU knowledge in specific contexts;
  • Spread content projects which mainly concern information and dissemination activities (e.g conferences, seminars, etc.).

How to apply

There will be a call each year. Please check the EACEA’s website for the general call for proposal and up-to-date application deadlines

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Ms Sylvie Kohli
International relations office
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