The Jean Monnet actions offer opportunities in the field of higher education and in other fields of education and
training. The Jean Monnet actions contribute to spread knowledge about the European Union integration matters.
The following actions are supported:
• Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education
• Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of education and training
• Jean Monnet policy debate (higher education and other fields of education and training)
These actions will be implemented by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
JEAN MONNET ACTIONS IN THE FIELD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
The Jean Monnet Actions in Higher Education supports teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
European Union studies refers to the teaching, learning and research about the European Union, its history, aims,
structures, functions and/or its policies.
By focussing on the European Union dimension, the Jean Monnet activities should promote active European citizenship
and the founding values of the European Union of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of
law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities (Article 2 of the Treaty on
In the case of European Union policies, Jean Monnet actions must contribute to spreading knowledge about how these
policies can benefit the daily lives of citizens in the EU and/or abroad, and/or how these can influence the policymaking system, in similar fields, either at the Member State level or abroad at a national, regional or global level. A very
clear link between the subject of the proposal and the EU policy and/or EU topic that it refers to should be displayed.
The Jean Monnet actions also strive to function as a vector of public diplomacy towards third countries, promoting EU
values and enhancing the visibility of what the European Union stands for and what it intends to achieve.
The objectives and criteria to apply for teaching and research are described below.
TEACHING AND RESEARCH
OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTIONS
The Jean Monnet “Teaching and Research” actions will:
• promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide;
• foster dialogue between the academic world and society, including local, regional, state and EU level policymakers, civil servants, civil society actors, representatives of the different levels of education and of the media;
• generate knowledge and insights in support of EU policy-making and strengthen the role of the EU within
Europe and in a globalised world;
• reach out to a wider public and spread knowledge about the EU to the wider society (beyond academia and
specialised audiences) bringing the EU closer to the public.
The actions also strive to function as a vector for public diplomacy towards third countries not associated to the
Programme, promoting EU values and enhancing the visibility of what the European Union actually stands for and what it intends to achieve.