A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme (or course) in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution with a duration of three years.
Each Module has to propose a minimum of 40 teaching hours per academic year.
Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of group lectures, seminars, tutorials and may include any of the aforementioned in a distance learning format but do not include individual instruction.
Modules may concentrate on one particular discipline in European studies or be multidisciplinary in approach and therefore call upon the academic input of several professors and experts.
Erasmus+ supports Jean Monnet Modules with aiming to:
- Promote research and first teaching experience for young researchers and scholars and practitioners in European Union issues;
- Foster the publication and dissemination of the results of academic research;
- Create interest in the EU and constitute the basis for future poles of European knowledge, particularly in Partner Countries;
- Foster the introduction of a European Union angle into mainly non EU related studies;
- Deliver tailor-made courses on specific EU issues relevant for graduates in their professional life.
The Jean Monnet Module anchors and mainstreams teaching on EU matters in curricula which so far have included EU-related content only to a limited extent. They also bring facts and knowledge on the European Union to a broad spectrum of learners and interested citizens.
Up to 20% of the budget allocated to support Modules will be granted to Jean Monnet Modules for which the coordinators are researchers who have obtained a PhD degree in the last five years. This measure will support young researchers starting their academic careers.