European Commission DG Education and Culture – Lifelong Learning – Jean Monnet programme
Application deadline: March 15, 2007
The Jean Monnet programme supports institutions and activities in the field of European integration. It has the objective to enhance knowledge of the European integration process. It does so by encouraging higher education institutions and/or associations of professors and researchers specialising in European integration to create teaching, research, reflection, information and debate activities on the European integration process. It is part of the new Lifelong Learning programme (2007-2013), which supports projects and activities that foster interchange, cooperation and mobility between education and training systems within the EU.Priority themes:
– The evolution of the EU (including institutional change, governance and enlargement)
– The EU and the dialogue between peoples and cultures
– The EU in the world: model for peaceful integration and international rule of law
– The EU’s visibility in the world
– The EU, globalisation, economic prosperity, growth and social justice, and social cohesion
– The EU, science, energy and sustainable development
– European citizenship, European culture and European history
– The transnational analysis of the European Union’s image in the media.1. TEACHING ACTIVITIES
– Jean Monnet Chair: full-time teaching post entirely devoted to European integration, minimum 120 hours teaching hours per academic year.
– ‘Ad personam’ Jean Monnet Chair: experienced professor with a longterm teaching and research background and/or major organizational achievements in European integration studies, recognized at an international level.
– Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: pluridisciplinary structure pooling scientific, human and documentary resources for European integration studies and research within one or more universities.
– European Module: short programme of European integration study, minimum 30 teaching hours per academic year, may be pluridisciplinary.
2. ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
– Associations of professors and researchers specializing in European integration: 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.
– Information and research activities relating to European integration: aims to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the European integration process.
– Multilateral research groups: research partnership leading to integrated academic network with a joint research plan and pluridisciplinary synergies in the field of EU studies.
– Higher education institutions within and outside the Community as recognised within their own countries
– Teachers and researchers specialised in the field of European integration studies in all forms of higher education within or outside the Community
– Associations of professors and researchers, institutions and research centres concerned with the study of the European integration process within and outside the Community
– Associations and representatives of those involved in education and training within and outside the Community
– Public and private organisations responsible for the organisation and delivery of education and training at local and regional levels
How to apply:
– In order to be eligible applications must be higher education institutions or associations of professors and researchers within and outside the Community as recognised within their own countries
– These higher education institutions and/or associations of professors and researchers can be from any country in the world.