The Jean Monnet Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering dialogue between the academic world and policymakers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.
European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.
The core subject areas are the following:
- EU and Comparative Regionalism Studies;
- EU Communication and Information Studies;
- EU Economic Studies;
- EU Historical Studies;
- EU Intercultural Dialogue Studies;
- EU Interdisciplinary Studies;
- EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies;
- EU Legal Studies;
- EU Political and Administrative Studies.
However, different subject areas (such as sociology, philosophy, religion, geography, literature, art, sciences, environmental studies, global studies, etc.) may also be associated with this field of study when they include an element of teaching, research or reflection on the EU, and contribute, in general, to the Europeanisation of curricula.
Jean Monnet projects can support:
- Jean Monnet Modules (teaching and research)
A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme (or course) in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution. Each Module has a minimum duration of 40 teaching hours per academic year. 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.
- Jean Monnet Chairs (teaching and research)
A Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors for a duration of three years. A Jean Monnet Chair must be held by only one professor, who must provide the minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year.
- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence (teaching and research)
A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries.
- Jean Monnet support to associations
Jean Monnet supports associations that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of the European integration process.
- Jean Monnet Networks (policy debate with the academic world)
Jean Monnet Networks foster the creation and development of consortia of international players (HEIs, Centres of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies.
- Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world)
Jean Monnet Projects support innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content.
Jean Monnet activities can include organisation of courses, research, conferences and publication in the field of European studies.
Organisations and institutions from Serbia can participate in all types of Jean Monnet projects, similar to organisation and institutions from all over the world.
Link to the EACEA web page.