Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Projects (Policy debate with the academic world)
This is an EU grant supporting projects that explore how European Union studies can be made more attractive through testing new methodologies, pedagogical content and tools for delivery at various educational levels, increasing the knowledge about EU studies in other faculties and supporting information activities for the staff of public administrations and civil society.
Such projects will be based on unilateral proposals, although the proposed activities may involve other partners.
Projects can carry out one or more of the following activities:
- development and testing newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics;
- creation of virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts;
- designing, production and implementation of self-training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU;
- developing and delivering appropriate pedagogical content and new/adapted didactic material for the teaching of European Union issues at the level of primary and secondary education (Learning EU @ School);
- designing and implementation of teacher training and continuing education for teachers, providing them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects;
- provision of specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions;
- joint development of content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions. Participating institutions may organise common activities, preparation of tools supporting courses, delivery of courses on EU issues particularly in those disciplines not traditionally associated with this field of study;
- supporting information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole;
- organisation of conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues
Maximum grant awarded for a Jean Monnet Project is 60 000 EUR (representing maximum of 75% of the total costs).
The project should last between 12 and 24 months.
Applications must be submitted by higher education institutions or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, established in a Programme country:
- 28 Member States of the European Union;
- EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway;
- EU candidate countries: Turkey, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
or any Country in the world (with the exception of the specific institutions pursuing an aim of European interest designated in the legal basis of the Erasmus+ Programme).
Primary and secondary education establishments are not eligible to apply, although they may actively contribute to the realisation of the activities.
Applicants should have submitted applications to the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) by 23 February 2017, 12:00 (midday) CET, for projects starting as of 1 September of the same year.
HEIs established in Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
Higher Education Institutions should read the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
For further support they should contact the National Agency in their country.
Individuals seeking to apply should contact their educational establishment.