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.