- Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European integration studies.
- Jean Monnet Chairholders teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year in the field of European integration studies. Only one professor may hold the Chair and must provide the minimum teaching hours required. Jean Monnet Chairholders have the rank of professor/senior lecturer and may not be a "visiting professor" at the establishment in question.
- Jean Monnet Chairs are linked to the higher education institution that concludes the grant agreement. If an original Chairholder leaves the higher education institution, it is obliged to replace him or her by another member of its teaching staff having the same level of specialisation in European integration studies. The replacement of the original Chairholder requires written notification to the Executive Agency which verifies the academic profile of the nominated Chairholder.
- Holders of a Jean Monnet Chair can only reapply for a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam and must wait until one academic year has elapsed following the end of the previous contractual period before submitting the new application.
- Holders of a Jean Monnet Chair are in no way restricted in their academic freedom. They are encouraged to study the European Union in an independent and critical manner.
Priority goes to projects
- involving the creation of new teaching activities (i.e. the development of new courses and/or new programmes of study);
- involving a renewal of the Jean Monnet teaching staff;
- submitted by higher education institutions in non-EU countries and, in particular, in countries not yet covered by Jean Monnet projects;
- open to students from other higher education institutions (e.g. in the same city or region) and to students who do not automatically come into contact with European integration studies (in such fields as science, engineering, medicine, education, arts and languages, etc.);
- contributing to lifelong learning (including adult education) and open to participation by civil society groups (such as primary and secondary school teachers, journalists, members of professional organisations, etc.);
- covering BA and MA levels and as well supervision of research at the doctoral level.
Who can apply?
- Higher education institutions world-wide
- Applications must be signed by the Rector/Vice-Chancellor/President of the applying higher education institution
- The grant agreement has a total duration of three years.
- The ceiling for the co-financing which may be awarded for the total period of three years is € 45.000. The European Community's maximum co-financing level is 75%.
- The co-financing requested must correspond to the actual cost of the Chairholder's activities proposed in the country concerned.
- Financing takes place in accordance with the flat-rate system as indicated in the Financial Provisions of LLP Guide 2013 Part I and in the Jean Monnet pages of the web site of the Executive Agency.
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