Jean Monnet Chairs are designed to:
Jean Monnet Chairs are also encouraged to provide open educational resources and involve open education activities in their work to increase the flexibility and accessibility of learning.
Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for higher education institutions (HEIs) to host a teaching post with a specialisation in EU studies for university professors.
Participating HEIs are expected to support the Chair holder in their teaching, research, and reflection activities, allowing a wide range of curricula to benefit from the courses.
A Jean Monnet Chair must last for three years, and must have a minimum duration of 90 teaching hours per academic year. A Chair must also carry out at least one additional activity per academic year.
The 90 hours include group lectures, seminars, and tutorials, including in a distance format, but not individual instruction.
A Chair-holder must be a permanent member of staff at the applicant institution with the rank of "Professor"; they may not be a visiting Professor at the time of the application.
If a Chair holder needs to be replaced, a written request must be sent to the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency, and the proposed replacement must have the same level of specialisation as the outgoing Chair.
Organisations interested in applying should do so through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information on Jean Monnet Chairs, although more information on the application process is available from Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency.
For further information you can contact the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency, or you can contact the European Commission.