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Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world)

What is a Jean Monnet Project?

Jean Monnet Projects support innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content. These projects will be based on unilateral proposals - although the proposed activities may involve other partners - and may last between 12 and 24 months.

  • "Innovation" projects will explore new angles and different methodologies in view of making European Union subjects more attractive and adapted to various kinds of target populations (e.g. projects on Learning EU @ School);
  • "Cross-fertilisation" projects will promote discussion and reflection on European Union issues and enhance knowledge about the Union and its processes. These projects will aim at boosting EU knowledge in specific contexts;
  • "Spread content" projects will mainly concern information and dissemination activities.

 

Which Activities are supported under Jean Monnet Projects?

Over their lifetime, Jean Monnet Projects may typically realise a broad range of activities, such as for example:

"Innovation"

  • develop and test newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics;
  • create virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts;
  • design, produce and implement self-training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU;
  • develop and deliver appropriate pedagogical content and new/adapted didactic material for the teaching of European Union issues at the level of primary and secondary education (Learning EU @ School);
  • design and implement of teacher training activities and continuing education for teachers, provide them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects;
  • provide specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions;

"Cross-fertilisation"

  • support the creation of EU studies and/or boost the existing knowledge and/or enhance the dynamic of a "department/chair/research team" in a given country at a Higher Education Institution which has expressed a specific interest/need;
  • joint develop content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions. Participating institutions may organise common activities and the preparation of tools supporting their courses;

"Spread content"

  • support information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole;
  • organise conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues.

 

What is the role of organisations participating in a Jean Monnet Project?

The institution proposing the project is required to prepare a clear and sustainable strategy with a detailed work programme including information about the expected results. It should justify the need of the activities proposed, the direct and indirect beneficiaries, it should guarantee the active role of all the participating organisations.

Proposals are signed by the legal representative of the higher education institutions (or other eligible organisations) and provide information about the legal status, objectives and activities of the applicant institution.

Higher education institutions (or other eligible organisations) have the final responsibility for their proposals. They are obliged to implement the activities described in their projects during the entire duration of the project.

 

What are the criteria used to assess a Jean Monnet Project?

Here below are listed the formal criteria that a Jean Monnet Project must respect in order to be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant:

 

Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply?

Higher education institutions or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world. HEIs located in Erasmus+ Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries. The designated institutions (identified in the Regulation establishing the Erasmus+ Programme) pursuing an aim of European interest are not eligible to apply under this Action. Primary and secondary education establishments are not eligible to apply, although they may actively contribute to the realisation of the activities.

Duration of project

12, 18 or 24 months.

Where to apply?

To the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, located in Brussels.

When to apply?

Applicants have to submit their grant application by 22 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting on 1 September of the same year.

How to apply?

Please see Part C of this Guide for details on how to apply.

 

Applicant organisations will also be assessed against exclusion and selection criteria. For more information please consult Part C of this Guide.

 

Award criteria

Projects will be assessed against the following criteria:

Relevance of the project

(Maximum 25 points)

 

 

  • The relevance of the proposal to:
  • the objectives and priorities of the Action (see sections "What are the aims of the Jean Monnet" and "What is a Jean Monnet Project");
  • the specific objectives of the "Jean Monnet Projects" for "Innovation", "Cross-fertilisation", "Spread content".
  • The extent to which the proposal:
  • is suitable for fostering the development of new teaching, research or debating activities;
  • demonstrates evidence of academic added value ;
  • promotes and gives greater visibility to this European studies/issues both within the institution participating in the Jean Monnet Action and outside.
  • The relevance of the proposal to priority target groups of the Action:
  • institutions established in countries not covered by the Jean Monnet Action;
  • institutions or academics not yet in receipt of Jean Monnet funding.

Quality of the project design and implementation

(Maximum 25 points)

 

 

 

  • The clarity, completeness and quality of the work programme, including appropriate phases for preparation, implementation, evaluation, follow-up and dissemination;
  • The consistency between project objectives, activities and budget proposed;
  • The quality and feasibility of the methodology proposed.

Quality of the project team

(Maximum 25 points)

 

  • The pertinence of the profile and expertise of key staff - both in the academic and the non-academic domains - involved with the activities carried out in the project;
  • For projects targeting primary and secondary school students: the involvement of project staff with relevant pedagogical skills.

Impact and dissemination

(Maximum 25 points)

 

 

  • The quality of measures for evaluating the outcomes of the teaching activities;
  • The potential impact of the project:
  • on the institution hosting the Jean Monnet Action;
  • on the students and learners benefiting from the Jean Monnet Action;
  • on other organisations and individuals involved at local, regional, national and/or European levels.
  • The appropriateness and quality of measures aimed at disseminating the outcomes of the activities within and outside the institution hosting the Jean Monnet Action;
  • If relevant, the extent to which the proposal describes how the materials, documents and media produced will be made freely available and promoted through open licences, and does not contain disproportionate limitations.

 

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least 13 points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above.

 

What else should you know about a Jean Monnet Project?

Dissemination and Impact

Jean Monnet Projects are required to disseminate and exploit the results of the activities beyond the stakeholders directly involved. This will considerably increase the impact and contribute to a systemic change.

Jean Monnet Projects will be asked to update their respective section of the Erasmus+ specific online tool where all the information about the Jean Monnet Activities will be hosted. They will be strongly encouraged to use the relevant existing platforms and tools (i.e. the Jean Monnet directory, the Jean Monnet virtual community). These functions, as part of the general IT tool for Erasmus+, will ensure that the wider public is informed about the results. Grant holders will be asked to regularly update the tool with the results of their work.

Jean Monnet Projects are encouraged to:

  • participate in dissemination and information events at national and European level;
  • organise events (lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.) with policy makers at local (e.g. mayors and counsellors), regional and national level as well as with organised civil society and schools;
  • disseminate the results of their activities via the organisation of seminars or lectures geared and adapted to general public and civil society representatives;
  • network with Centres of Excellence, Jean Monnet Chairs, coordinators of Modules and supported Institutions and Associations;
  • apply open educational resources (OER), publish the summaries, content and schedule of their activities as well as the expected outcomes.

 

What are the funding rules?

The budget of the project must be drafted according to the following funding rules (in euro):

Maximum grant awarded for a Jean Monnet Project: 60 000 EUR (representing maximum of 75% of the total costs)

 

Eligible costs

Financing mechanism

Amount

Participation in conferences

Contribution to costs linked to the organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops, etc., excluding costs linked to the participation of non-local speakers

Contribution to unit costs

 

D.2 per day per participant

Travel (non-local speakers)

Contribution to the travel costs of non-local speakers attending the conferences, based on the travel distance. Travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission1, indicating the distance of a one-way travel to calculate the amount of the EU grant that will support the round trip2  

Unit costs

For travel distances between 100 and 499 KM:

180 EUR per participant

For travel distances between 500 and 1999 KM:

275 EUR per participant

For travel distances between 2000 and 2999 KM:

360 EUR per participant

For travel distances between 3000 and 3999 KM:

530 EUR per participant

For travel distances between 4000 and 7999 KM:

820 EUR per participant

For travel distances of 8000 KM or more:

1500 EUR per participant

Subsistence (non-local speakers)

Contribution to the subsistence costs of non-local speakers attending the conferences

Contribution to unit costs

D.3 per day per participant

Complementary activities

Contribution to any additional peripheral cost related to complementary activities developed in this Action: e.g. academic follow-up of the event, creation and maintenance of a website, design, printing and dissemination of publications; interpretation costs; production costs

Lump sum

25.000 EUR

 

The specific amounts applying to Jean Monnet Projects can be found in the section "Jean Monnet unit costs" at the end of the Jean Monnet chapter in this Part of the Guide.

 

Jean Monnet unit costs

D.1 – National teaching costs (in euro per teaching hour)

The amounts depend on the country where the teaching activity takes place.

Programme Countries

Belgium

200

Bulgaria

80

Czech Republic

107

Denmark

200

Germany

200

Estonia

107

Ireland

172

Greece

129

Spain

161

France

184

Croatia

96

Italy

166

Cyprus

151

Latvia

98

Lithuania

106

Luxembourg

200

Hungary

104

Malta

138

Netherlands

200

Austria

200

Poland

104

Portugal

126

Romania

81

Slovenia

136

Slovakia

114

Finland

193

Sweden

200

United Kingdom

184

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

80

Iceland

159

Liechtenstein

80

Norway

200

Turkey

87

Partner Countries

Antigua and Barbuda

92

Australia

200

Bahrain

110

Barbados

94

Brunei

200

Canada

200

Chile

83

Equatorial Guinea

131

Hong Kong

200

Israel

144

Japan

178

Korea, Republic of

153

Kuwait

200

Libya

90

Mexico

86

New-Zealand

153

Oman

131

Qatar

200

Saint Kitts and Nevis

84

Saudi Arabia

126

Seychelles

126

Singapore

200

Switzerland

200

Territory of Russia as recognised by international law

109

Trinidad and Tobago

115

United Arab Emirates

200

United States of America

200

Other

80

 

D.2 – National conference costs (in euro per day)

Programme Countries

Belgium

88

Bulgaria

40

Czech Republic

55

Denmark

94

Germany

90

Estonia

47

Ireland

75

Greece

56

Spain

70

France

80

Croatia

42

Italy

73

Cyprus

66

Latvia

43

Lithuania

47

Luxembourg

144

Hungary

46

Malta

60

Netherlands

97

Austria

94

Poland

45

Portugal

55

Romania

40

Slovenia

59

Slovakia

50

Finland

84

Sweden

95

United Kingdom

81

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

40

Iceland

69

Liechtenstein

40

Norway

138

Turkey

40

 

Partner Countries

Argentina

44

Australia

90

Bahrain

43

Barbados

41

Brunei

115

Canada

89

Equatorial Guinea

57

Hong Kong

117

Israel

63

Japan

78

Korea, Republic of

67

Kuwait

110

Macao

154

New-Zealand

67

Oman

57

Qatar

194

Saudi Arabia

55

Seychelles

55

Singapore

133

Switzerland

118

Territory of Russia as recognised by international law

48

Trinidad and Tobago

50

United Arab Emirates

107

United States of America

109

Other

40

 

D.3 - Subsistence: non-local speakers (in euro per day)

The amounts depend on the country where the activity takes place.

Programme Countries

Belgium

232

Bulgaria

227

Czech Republic

230

Denmark

270

Germany

208

Estonia

181

Ireland

254

Greece

222

Spain

212

France

245

Croatia

180

Italy

230

Cyprus

238

Latvia

211

Lithuania

183

Luxembourg

237

Hungary

222

Malta

205

Netherlands

263

Austria

225

Poland

217

Portugal

204

Romania

222

Slovenia

180

Slovakia

205

Finland

244

Sweden

257

United Kingdom

276

former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

210

Iceland

245

Liechtenstein

175

Norway

220

Turkey

220

 

Partner Countries

Afghanistan

125

Albania

210

Algeria        

170

Andorra

195

Angola

280

Antigua and Barbuda

225

Argentina

285

Armenia

280

Australia

210

Azerbaijan

270

Bahamas

190

Bahrain

275

Bangladesh

190

Barbados

215

Belarus

225

Belize

185

Benin

150

Bhutan

180

Bolivia

150

Bosnia and Herzegovina

200

Botswana

185

Brazil

245

Brunei

225

Burkina Faso

145

Burundi

165

Cambodia

165

Cameroon

160

Canada

230

Cape Verde

125

Central African Republic

140

Chad

210

Chile

245

China

210

Colombia

170

Comoros

135

Congo

185

Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

245

Cook Islands

185

Costa Rica

190

Cuba

225

Djibouti

235

Dominica

215

Dominican Republic

230

Ecuador

190

Egypt

205

El Salvador

180

Equatorial Guinea

145

Eritrea

130

Ethiopia

195

Fiji

170

Gabon

190

Gambia

170

Georgia

295

Ghana

210

Grenada

215

Guatemala

175

Guinea

185

Guinea-Bissau

140

Guyana

210

Haiti

190

Honduras

175

Hong Kong

265

India

245

Indonesia

195

Iran

200

Iraq

145

Israel

315

Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

190

Jamaica

230

Japan

405

Jordan

195

Kazakhstan

245

Kenya

225

Kiribati

205

Korea, DPR

230

Korea, Republic of

300

Kosovo, under UNSC 1244/1999

220

Kuwait

280

Kyrgyzstan

255

Laos

195

Lebanon

260

Lesotho

150

Liberia

235

Libya

225

Macao

150

Madagascar

155

Malawi

215

Malaysia

250

Maldives

185

Mali

155

Marshall Islands

185

Mauritania

125

Mauritius

200

Mexico

255

Micronesia

190

Moldova

250

Monaco

170

Mongolia

160

Montenegro

220

Morocco

205

Mozambique

200

Myanmar

125

Namibia

135

Nauru

185

Nepal

185

New-Zealand

185

Nicaragua

185

Niger

125

Nigeria

235

Niue

185

Oman

205

Pakistan

180

Palau

185

Palestine

170

Panama

210

Papua New Guinea

190

Paraguay

190

Peru

210

Philippines

210

Qatar

200

Rwanda

225

Saint Kitts and Nevis

270

Saint-Lucia

215

Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines

265

Samoa

185

San Marino

175

Sao Tome and Principe

155

Saudi Arabia

280

Senegal

200

Serbia

220

Seychelles

225

Sierra Leone

190

Singapore

225

Solomon Islands

170

Somalia

175

South Africa

195

Sri Lanka

155

Sudan

270

Suriname

180

Swaziland

140

Switzerland

220

Syria

225

Tajikistan

185

Taiwan

255

Tanzania

250

Territory of Russia as recognised by international law

365

Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law

270

Thailand

205

Timor Leste – Democratic Republic of

160

Togo

155

Tonga

155

Trinidad and Tobago

175

Tunisia

145

Turkmenistan

230

Tuvalu

185

Uganda

235

United Arab Emirates

265

United States of America

280

Uruguay

215

Uzbekistan

230

Vanuatu

170

Vatican City State

175

Venezuela

210

Vietnam

255

Yemen

225

Zambia

185

Zimbabwe

165

Other

205

 

  • 1. http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculator_en
  • 2. For example, if a person from Madrid (Spain) is taking part in an activity taking place in Rome (Italy), the applicant will a) calculate the distance from Madrid to Rome (1365,28 KM); b) select the applicable travel distance band ( i.e. between 500 and 1999 KM) and c) calculate the EU grant that will provide a contribution to the costs of travel of the non-local speaker from Madrid to Rome and return (275 EUR).

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