Jean Monnet Activities

Within the Erasmus+ Programme, the Jean Monnet Activities cover and support the following Actions:

  • Jean Monnet Modules (teaching and research)
  • Jean Monnet Chairs (teaching and research)
  • Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (teaching and research)
  • Jean Monnet Support to Associations
  • Jean Monnet Networks (policy debate with the academic world)
  • Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world)

What are the aims of Jean Monnet?

The Jean Monnet Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing EU and global governance. European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. They promote active European citizenship and deal with the role of the EU in a globalised world, enhancing awareness of the Union and facilitating future engagement and people-to-people dialogue worldwide.

The core subject areas are the following:

  • 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 Relations and Diplomacy Studies
  • EU Legal Studies
  • EU Political and Administrative Studies

In relation to the general objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme, Jean Monnet aims to:

  • promote excellence in teaching and research in EU studies;
  • equip students and young professionals with knowledge of European Union subjects relevant for their academic and professional lives and enhance their civic skills;
  • foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular to enhance governance of EU policies;
  • promote innovation in teaching and research (e.g. cross-sectoral and/or 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 training on EU subjects (with modules that deal with EU subjects more indepth or extend to new subjects);
  • foster the engagement of young academics in teaching and research on European subjects.

Source more information: European Union, Erasmus+ Programme Guide, Version 1 (2017): 20/10/2016