What is it?
The Jean Monnet Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.
European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.
What are the aims and objectives ?
The Jean Monnet Actions bring positive and long-lasting effects to the participants involved, to the promoting organisations, as well as to the policy systems within which they are framed.
The Jean Monnet Actions aim to produce the following outcomes:
- enhanced employability and improved career prospects for young graduates, by including or reinforcing a European dimension in their studies
- an increased interest in understanding and participating in the European Union, leading to a more active citizen
- support for young researchers and professors who want to carry out research and teaching on EU subjects
- increased opportunities for academic staff in terms of professional and career development.
- an increased capacity for institutions to teach and research on EU matters: improved or innovative curricula; increased capacity to attract excellent students; reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries; increased allocation of financial resources to teaching and research on EU subjects within the institution
- a more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment inside the organisation: promoting the professional development of young researchers and professors; ready to integrate good practices and new EU subjects into didactic programmes and initiatives; open to synergies with other organisations.
The Jean Monnet Actions encourage the promotion and diversification of EU studies worldwide as well as enhancing and extending the participation of staff from more Faculties and Departments in European Union teaching and research.
Who can take part?
Opportunities are available to higher education institutions worldwide. Furthermore certain actions are open to institutions active in the European Union subject area and associations of professors and researchers specialising in European Union Studies.