Academic Modules, Chairs, Centres of Excellence

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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Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence

Jean Monnet Chairs

Jean Monnet Modules

Policy debate with academic world

Policy debate with academic world, supported through :a)Networks to enhance cooperation between different universities throughout Europe and around the world, b) Projects for innovation and cross-fertilization and spread of EU content aimed to promote discussion, reflection on EU issues and to enhance e-knowledge about the EU and its processes;

Academics can discuss EU issues and share strategies with policy makers and others in their respective field through the Jean Monnet programme.

By doing this, discussion and reflection on European Union issues will be promoted and knowledge about the Union and its processes will be enhanced boosting EU knowledge in specific contexts. Furthermore new angles and different methodologies in view of making European Union subjects more attractive and adapted to various kinds of target populations will be explored.

Jean Monnet Networks foster the creation and development of consortia of international players (HEIs, Centers of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies.

They contribute to gathering information, exchanging practices, building knowledge and promoting the European Integration process across the world. This Action can also support the enhancement of existing networks with specific activities, notably promoting the participation of young researchers in EU-related themes.

Jean Monnet Projects explore how European Union studies can be made more attractive by testing new methodologies, pedagogical content and tools for delivery at various educational levels, increasing the knowledge about EU studies in other faculties and supporting information activities for the staff of public administrations and civil society.

Support to institutions and associations

Support to institutions and associations to organize and carry out statutory activities of associations dealing with EU studies and EU issues, and to publicize EU facts among a wider public.

This Jean Monnet Action aims to support activities carried out by institutions and associations active in the field of European Union studies.

Projects under the Action Jean Monnet Support to institutions and associations have duration of 3 years.

Support to institutions

Jean Monnet supports institutions that enhance teaching and training activities on European Union subjects at the postgraduate level and/or for other relevant stakeholders. It also fosters activities aimed at elaborating, analyzing and popularizing European Union subjects and their teaching.

Support to associations

Jean Monnet supports associations whose explicit purpose is to contribute to the study of the European integration process.

Such associations should be interdisciplinary and open to all interested professors, teachers and researchers specializing in European Union issues in the relevant country or region. They should be representative of the academic community in European Union studies at regional, national or supranational level.

Support will be given only to associations that are officially registered and have independent legal status.


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Studies and conferences

Studies and conferences with the purpose of providing policy-makers with new insights and concrete suggestions via critical independent academic views, and to reflect on current issues of the EU, in particular through the annual major international conference on highly subjects with the participation of policy-makers, civil society and top-level academics.