Jean Monnet activities aim to develop and support European Union studies worldwide. They promote excellence in teaching and research on the European integration process at a higher education level, in various disciplines and for a wide range of target groups (including those usually not
familiar with this subject). European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety, with particular emphasis on the internal and external dimension of European integration. They also cover the role of the EU in a globalised world and the role of the EU in promoting active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.


The programme aims to:

  • promote teaching and research on European integration among specialised academics, learners and citizens around the world;
  • support the activities of associations active in the field of European integration studies;
  • promote policy debate and exchanges between the academic world and policy-makers on EU policy priorities;
  • equip students and young professionals with knowledge of EU subjects relevant for their academic and professional lives and enhance their civic skills;
  • promote innovation in teaching and research (e.g. crosssectoral and/or multi-disciplinary studies, open education, networking with other institutions etc.).

Under Erasmus+, particular emphasis is placed on:

  • diversifying and mainstreaming EU-related subjects in all curricula, including disciplines not usually covering an EU dimension;
  • promoting the participation of a new generation of young academics.


Jean Monnet activities are built on three pillars:

1. Teaching and Research

  • Jean Monnet Modules: Short teaching programmes in EU studies, of a minimum of 40 teaching hours per academic year. Modules may concentrate on one particular discipline in EU studies or be multidisciplinary. The maximum grant available is EUR 30 000 over three years.
  • Jean Monnet Chairs: Teaching programmes of a minimum of 90 hours per a cademic year, delivered by a university professor. The maximum grant available is EUR 50 000 over three years.
  • Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence: An action which enables one or several professors to set up a focal point for competence, knowledge and resources on EU subjects, most often through a multidisciplinary structure in one or several institutions, under the guidance of an existing Jean Monnet Chair. The maximum grant available is EUR 100 000 over three years.

2. Policy Debate and Exchange

  • Jean Monnet Networks: Actions to enhance cooperation, collect information, share practices, build knowledge and promote the results of high-level research, through a network established by the applicant institution with other institutions and stakeholders across the world, with a minimum of three partners from three different countries. The maximum grant available is EUR 300 000 over three years.
  • Jean Monnet Projects: Activities to explore different angles and methods of transferring knowledge and promoting discussion among various target groups, including primary and secondary schools. Activities can include conferences, training, curriculum development, distance learning etc. The maximum grant available is EUR 60 000 over 12 to 24 months.

3. Support to Associations

Support to Associations of professors and researchers specialised in EU studies, with the explicit purpose of contributing to the study of the European integration process and enhancing the visibility of regional or national scientific and physical resources in this domain. Activities can include annual meetings, newsletters, events, contacts with the media etc. The maximum grant available is EUR 50 000 over three years.


Higher education institutions around the world are eligible to apply for Jean Monnet activities. For Jean Monnet associations, networks and projects, organisations active in the European integration area are eligible to submit an application.

  1. Applicants must have an ECAS account (European Commission Authentication Service) and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC). The PIC will be requested in the application form. To access the Participants' Portal, you will need your ECAS username and password. Given that each applicant organisation should use only one PIC code, please first check with your legal representative's office whether such a PIC number has already been created for your organisation, or use the following search tool: For information on how to create an ECAS account and get PIC, watch the video (in Russian): Register here
  2. Create your official electronic application form, also called the eForm Use the official application package and the correct application form for the Jean Monnet action.
  3. Fill in the eForm. Do not forget to complete and attach the following mandatory annexes:
    • Detailed project description (Word doc)
    • Budget tables (Excel doc)
    • Declaration of Honour (PDF doc)
  4. Once you have completed the eForm and attached the annexes, validate the eForm. This triggers an automatic check that informs you if your application package is complete. If this is the case, you can submit it online.
  5. When you have submitted your application online, the applicant organisation should receive a confirmation email and reference number.

The forms of attachments, eForm samples, as well as the Proposal Submission User Guide and other documents for completing an application package can be found on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) after the announcement of the annual Call for Proposals.

The application deadline is indicated in the annual Call for Proposals.

Information on completed and ongoing JM projects can be found at Erasmus+ Project Results Platform and Jean Monnet Directory.


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