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Sectors: Education - Training, Research, Youth

Beneficiaries: Research centres, Schools, Universities

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Support high-level teaching and reflection on EU issues around the world
Main beneficiaries: Universities

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Support high-level teaching and reflection on EU issues around the world
Main beneficiaries: Universities

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide
* Foster the dialogue between the academic world and the society, including local and state level policy-makers, civil servants, civil society actors, representatives of the different levels of education and of the media
* Support EU policy-making and strengthen the role of the EU in a globalised world

Priorities
* 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 the outreach of HEI’s to the society through debates on EU-related issues;
* 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 when appropriate;
* Foster the engagement of young academics in teaching and research on European subjects;
* Promote outreach to teachers and learners of other levels of education, such as primary and secondary education;
* Disseminate the results of the funded activities by organising events with citizens and non-specialist audiences, with school pupils, with policymakers, with local authorities (e.g. mayors and counsellors) and other stakeholders at local, regional and national level, in a language and format that is appropriate for each audience

Among financed actions
* Jean Monnet Modules:
– General or introductory courses on European Union issues (in particular at institutions and faculties that do not yet have a highly developed course offering in the field);
* Specialised teaching on European Union developments (in particular at institutions and faculties that do already have a highly developed course offering in the field);
* Summer and intensive courses that are fully recognised
* Jean Monnet Chairs:
– Deepen teaching in European Union studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution;
– Provide in-depth teaching on European Union matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labour market
* Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (teaching and research):
– Organising and coordinating human and documentary resources related to European Union studies;
– Leading research activities in specific European Union subjects;
– Systematic publication of the results of research activities;
– Developing content and tools on EU subjects to update and complement the current courses and curricula (teaching function);
– Enhancing the debate and exchange of experiences about the EU, where possible in partnership with local stakeholders and/or EU Representations Offices in Member States and EU Delegations in third countries (think-tank function)
* Jean Monnet Support to Associations:
– Organise and carry out statutory activities of associations dealing with European Union studies and European Union issues (e.g. the publication of a newsletter, the setting up of a dedicated website, the organisation of the annual board meeting, the organisation of specific promotional events aimed at providing greater visibility to European Union subjects…);
– Perform research in the field of specific European issues in order to advise local, regional, national and European policy makers and disseminate the outcomes among the institutions involved in these issues, including the EU Institutions as well as a wider public thus enhancing active citizenship
* Jean Monnet Networks:
– Gathering information and promoting results of methodologies applied by high-level research and teaching on EU topics;
– Enhancing cooperation between different higher education institutions and other relevant bodies throughout Europe and around the world;
– Exchanging knowledge and expertise with a view to mutually enhancing good practices;
– Fostering cooperation and creating a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the European Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects
* Jean Monnet Projects: “Innovation”, “Cross-fertilisation” and “Spread content” activities