Academic Modules, Chairs, Centers of Excellence in order to deepen teaching in European integration studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution.
A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme (or course) in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution with duration of three years.
Each Module has to propose a minimum of 40 teaching hours per academic year.
Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of group lectures, seminars, tutorials and may include any of the aforementioned in a distance learning format but do not include individual instruction.
Modules may concentrate on one particular discipline in European studies or be multidisciplinary in approach and therefore call upon the academic input of several professors and experts.
A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialization in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers.
A Jean Monnet Chair must be held by only one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year over a period of three years.
Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of group lectures, seminars, tutorials and may include any of the aforementioned in a distance learning format but do not include individual instruction and/or supervision.
A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. Centers of Excellence have project duration of three years.
The academic responsibility of a Centre must be assumed by an existing Jean Monnet Chair holder.
A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts (including Jean Monnet Chairs and/or Jean Monnet Module coordinators) and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries. It also ensures openness to civil society.
Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence have a major role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organized civil society and the general public at large.
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