Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are clearly labelled institutes or structures specialising in European integration studies. They pool the scientific, human and documentary resources to European integration studies at the participating higher education institution(s)
Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence may either be based at one particular higher education institution or may be organised in co-operation between several higher education institutions located in the same city or region.
The university/universities must designate a Jean Monnet Chair to assume academic responsibility for the Centre of Excellence. Therefore, only institutions that already have been granted a Jean Monnet Chair in the framework of a previous call for proposals can apply for a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
Higher education institutions with a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence can reapply for a new Centre but must wait until one academic year has elapsed following the end of the previous contractual period before submitting the new application.
Only one Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence can be supported in any given higher education institution.
The activities of Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are in no way restricted in their academic freedom. Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are encouraged to study the European Union in an independent and critical manner.
Priority goes to projects
involving academic activities which exploit multi-disciplinary resources;
demonstrating an openness to civil society;
involving researchers preparing a doctorate or having less than 5 years of post-doctoral experience;
involving the creation of joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries.
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 a total period of three years is € 75.000. The European Community's maximum co-financing level is 75%.
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.