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Jean Monnet Programme - Key Activity 1

Call for proposals 2013

Introduction

Within the 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 more than 70 countries throughout the world and more than 800 universities offer Jean Monnet courses as part of their curricula. The Jean Monnet Programme brings together a network of about 1,700 professors, reaching audiences of 265,000 students every year.

Action Types

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.

Teaching activities

  • Jean Monnet Chair English PDF
    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 English PDF
    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 English PDF
    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 English PDF
    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 English PDF
    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 English PDF
    Aims to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the European integration process.

  • Support for information and research activities for “Learning Europe at School” English PDF
    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 English PDF
    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 2012).


Supporting documents

General provisions

Specific provisions

  • LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - Priorities of the 2013 general call for proposals: PDF English
  • LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme: PDF English
  • LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme - Explanations by Action: PDF English
  • LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme – Financial Guidelines: PDF English
  • Jean Monnet Programme 2013 – Flat-rate for Information and Research Activities and for “Learning EU at School”: PDFEnglish
  • Jean Monnet Programme 2013 – Subsistence costs (Per diem rates): PDFEnglish
  • LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - 2013 Assessment grid: PDF English

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: PDF English Français

The French version of the "Instructions for completing the Application Form and its attachments 2013" will be published on this website probably towards the end of October 2012"

e-Form & user guide: download here

The Application Package consists of the eForm (administrative and general information) 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.

  1. Detailed description of the project: Word EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
  2. Detailed budget tables: The budget tables are multilingual:
    Type of activity Financial Form
    Jean Monnet Chairs, Ad personam Jean Monnet Chairs,
     European Modules
    Excel
     Information and Research Activities, Learning EU at School Excel
    Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence,
    Associations of Professors and Researchers
    Excel
     Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Groups

  3. Declaration of Honour by the Legal Representative of the Applicant Organisation:
    • Grant request more than 60.000 € : PDF EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
    • Grant request less than or equal 60.000 € :PDF EnglishFrançaisDeutsch

Deadline for proposal submission

15 February 2013, 12:00 noon (CET)


Notification of results and contractualisation

Warning

Please note that the Agency's standard grant agreements/decisions and the model Mandate letters are currently being revised due to the entry into force of the new Financial Regulation and its Rules of Application as of 1st January 2013. For this reason they are not yet available to applicants. The Agency will publish the draft grant agreements/decisions and the model Mandate letters as soon as possible and, in any event, in due course, before the deadline for the submission of proposals.

Please note also that the other documents available to you are in line with the new provisions of the Financial Regulation. However, if changes are necessary due to the Financial Regulation and the Rules of Application containing new elements, the Agency reserves the right to modify the documents accordingly. The changes will be announced in due time before the deadline of the call.

All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application. Applications that will be selected for EU 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

  1. Download the Legal Entity Form
  2. Statutes of the Applicant Organisation
  3. Download the Financial Identification form
  4. Letter of Mandate for Multilateral Research Groups: The new mandate letters will be made available as soon as possible

Additional documentation required from applicant organizations 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. They are only required for applications that request a grant that is higher than 60.000 €.

  1. Financial Capacity Form (applicant organisation only):
    The new form will be made available as soon as possible
  2. Last annual accounts which have been closed (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account)

Models of Grant Agreement/Decision: The new standard grant agreements will be made available as soon as possible.

Financial Guarantee

It is possible that some organisations will need to provide a bank guarantee. This applies in particular to organisations that do not have the status of a public body. If a financial guarantee for pre-financing is required, an additional article is included in the grant agreement. Financial Guarantees are not required for grants equal to or lower than 60.000 €.

Model Financial Guarantee: Word English


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

FAQs 2013: PDF English


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

 

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