Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence

Applicant profile

  • Higher education institutions in any country of the world. Those established in Erasmus+ Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
  • Not available for individuals.

Duration: 3 years

Maximum grant: €100,000 (maximum 80% of the total costs of the teaching programme or course)

What is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and what does it do?  

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are proposed and hosted by a higher education institution, may involve the cooperation of several faculties/departments and include also other organisations specialised in EU studies.

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are focal points of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. They gather the expertise and competences of high-level experts aiming to develop synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies.

They play a key role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, the civil society and the general public at large. They also give experts the opportunity to create joint transnational activities.

What is expected of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence?

Centres should

  • organise and coordinate the resources of their institution related to European Union studies
  • lead research activities on specific EU subjects
  • collect, analyse and publish the most relevant results

They may support developing content on EU subjects to update and complement current curricula and keep the debate and the exchange of experiences about the EU alive.

They should become the academic reference for EU subjects and reach out to other levels of education and to the wider public.

This outreach may include

  • communication and information events at European and national level
  • lectures, seminars, or workshops with policy makers at local, regional and national level, as well as with civil society
  • participation in specific learning exercise at school and VET level
  • networking with other organisations and individuals supported by Jean Monnet Actions
  • publishing their activities as open education resources

Deadlines and application forms

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Step-by-step guide on the application process

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

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