Jean Monnet Activities offer an international support to European Union studies with a particular emphasis on the European integration process .

In 1989 , the European Commission launched the Jean Monnet Action and since 2014 it has integrated the new Erasmus+ programme under the name of Jean Monnet Activities and took an international dimension

The aim of these Activities is to promote excellence in teaching and research in the fields of European Union Studies worldwide. They contribute also in the enhancement of the dialogue between the academic world and the policy makers for the purpose of improving the governance of the European Union .

The Jean Monnet Activities cover many fields of study: history, political science, law , economy, communication and information, comparatif regionalism, intercultural dialogue, international relations, and multidisciplinary studies. May be included other disciplines like philosophie , sport oir environmental studies if the contribute to the « Europeanization » of teaching and research programmes .

Other types of actions may benefit from a Jean Monnet grant in order to develop initiatives with a positive and long lasting impact on the participants, the institutions and political systems who take part in them :

  • up to 30 000 € for the Modules (short teaching programmes/courses in the field of EU studies ,minimum of 40 teaching hrs per academic year for 3 consecutive years);
  • up to 50 000 € for a Chair (a full time teaching position specialized in EU studies and eligible for University Professors providing a minimum of 90 teaching hrs per academic year for 3 consecutive years);
  • up to 100 000 € for Centres of Excellence (a multidisciplinary structure gathering scientific, human and documentary resources for teaching and research about european integration and may involve co-operation of several institutions/organisations established in the same city of region,the project lasts for 3 years);
  • up to 50 000 € for the Support of Associations (interdisciplinary and open associations with the purpose of contributing to the study of the European integration process,the project lasts 3 years);
  • up to 60 000 € for a Project (an activity promoting innovation , Cross-fertilisation and Spread EU content);
  • up to 300 000 € for a Network (a consortia of international players in the area of EU studies: High Education Institutions, Centres of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc. It comprises a minimum of 3 participating institutions from 3 different countries for a project lasting 3 years)

Awards Criteria

Projects will be assessed against the following criteria :

  • Relevance of the Project
  • Quality of the project design and implementation
  • Quality of the project team
  • Impact and dissemination

Where to apply? to the EACEA in Brussels

When to apply? The submission of the grant application must be done by 23 February at 12:00 for projects starting on 1 September of the same year.

An increased participation :

The Jean Monnet Activities benefited from a constant budget (approximately 11,3 M€) from 2014 until 2016. Additional funds has been allocated to some industrialized Partner Countries.

(1) Brazil, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Singapour, Taïwan
(2) Saudi Arabia, Bahreïn, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, Koweït,Macao, Mexico, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Singapour
(3) Australia, China, the United States, India, New Zealand, Russia and Taïwan

Despite a constant budget , the number of submissions doubled in three years, increasing from 493 submissions in 2014 to 1034 submissions in 2016.

A stable number of selected projects:

the number of selected project remained stable despite the increase in the number of submission thus the high competition (26% of selected projects in 2016 compared to 42% in 2014).

The majority of the selected projects correspond to Modules,Projects and Chairs .