Within the new Lifelong Learning Programme, the first key activity of the Jean Monnet Programme brings together the two instruments formerly known as the Jean Monnet Action and the Support for Study and Research Centres . The actions supported under this key activity aim to stimulate excellence in teaching, research, reflection and debate in European integration studies in higher education institutions within and outside the European Union.
European Integration studies involve the study of the origins and evolution of the European Communities and the European Union in all its aspects. European integration studies cover the analysis of both the internal and external dimension of European integration, including the European Union's role in the dialogue between peoples and cultures. Comparative studies concerning national practices are not regarded as European integration studies.
The Jean Monnet Programme is now present in 72 countries throughout the world and more than 785 universities offer Jean Monnet courses as part of their curricula. The Jean Monnet Programme brings together a network of 1,650 professors, reaching audiences of 250,000 students every year.
The types of actions connected with the objectives of the key activity are Jean Monnet Chairs, Centres of Excellence and Modules, focusing on teaching activities and support for Associations of Professors and Researchers, for Information and Research Activities relating to European integration and "Learning EU at School", and for Multilateral Research Groups.
- Jean Monnet Chair
A symbolic term corresponding to a full-time teaching post with a specialization in European integration studies covering a minimum 90 teaching hours per academic year.
- "Ad personam" Jean Monnet Chair
Teaching and research posts with a specialization in European integration studies. Reserved for (i) former Jean Monnet Chair holders with evidence of high-level international teaching and publication record and/or (ii) professors with a distinguished background as former high-level practitioners in the field of European integration.
- Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
This is a clearly labelled multi-disciplinary structure pooling scientific, human and documentary resources for European integration studies and research within one or more universities.
- European Module
This is a short programme of European integration study of minimum 40 teaching hours per academic year, which may be multi-disciplinary in approach.
Academic and research activities
- Support for associations of professors and researchers specializing in European integration
Addresses associations whose explicit purpose is to contribute to the study of the European integration process and whose aim is to enhance the visibility of regional or national scientific and physical resources in this domain.
- Support for information and research activities relating to European integration
Aims to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the European integration process.
- Support for information and research activities for “Learning Europe at School”
Aims to bring European Union facts and knowledge on its Institutions and its way of functioning at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training.
Primary and secondary schools are not eligible to apply under this call.
- Jean Monnet multilateral research groups
A research partnership between at least three Jean Monnet Chairs from three different countries leading to the creation of an integrated academic network with a joint research plan and pluridisciplinary synergies in the field of European integration studies.
The other two key activities of the Jean Monnet Programme are:
- operating grants to support specified institutions dealing with issues relating to European integration (managed by the European Commission);
- operating grants to support the functioning of certain institutions and associations active in the field of lifelong learning (managed by the Executive Agency and subject to a separate call for proposals - expected to be published in autumn 2011).
- LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - Priorities of the 2012 general call for proposals:
- LLP Guide 2012 – Jean Monnet Programme:
- LLP Guide 2012 – Jean Monnet Programme - Explanations by Action:
- LLP Guide 2012 – Jean Monnet Programme – Financial Guidelines:
- Jean Monnet Programme 2012 – Flat-rate for Information and Research Activities and for “Learning EU at School”:
- Jean Monnet Programme 2012 – Subsistence costs (Per diem rates):
Two types of contractual tools are used for the Jean Monnet Programme Key Activity 1:
- LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - 2012 Assessment grid:
Application forms and annexes
Please complete your application using the Instructions for Applicants and the eForm User Guide as a step by step support.
Instructions for Applicants:
From 2012, applicants submit their application electronically by using the e-Form:
Download the eForm and the User Guide
No paper copy is requested.
Attachments to the e-Form
Please download the following forms onto your computer, fill them in and attach them to the e-Form by using the ‘Attach a document’ button that you will find at the end of the e-Form.
- Detailed description of the project:
- Detailed budget tables:
- Declaration of Honour by the Legal Representative of the Applicant Organisation:
Deadline for proposal submission
15 February 2012
Notification of results and contractualisation
All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application. Applications that have been selected for co-financing will receive an explanation of the action required to complete the contractualisation procedures. Where possible reserve lists will be drawn up.
Documentation required from all selected applicants
- Download the Legal Entity Form
- Statutes of the Applicant Organisation
- Download the Financial Identification form
- Letter of Mandate for Multilateral Research Groups:
Additional documentation required from applicant organisations that are not public bodies.
The following documentation is required from applicant organisations that do not have the status of a "Public Body" according to their National Legislation OR as defined in Article B.7 of the Annex to the LLP Decision
- Financial Capacity Form (applicant organisation only):
- Last annual accounts which have been closed (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account)
Model Financial Guarantee:
It is possible that for some organisations a financial guarantee for pre-financing can be requested and an additional article is included in the grant agreement.
Links and contact
- For further information, please contact the EACEA at the following mailbox: EACEA-AJM@ec.europa.eu or Fax number: +32-2-2921326