Jean Monnet Actions


Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, funding is also allocated to the so called “Centralised Actions” which are administered by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

The Jean Monnet initiative offers opportunities in the field of higher education and in other fields of education and training, contributing to the spread of knowledge about European Union integration matters.

The following actions are supported:

  • Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education
  • Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of education and training

Learning about the objectives and the functioning of the European Union is an important part of promoting active citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination.
The overall objective is to promote a better understanding, both in general education and vocational training (ISCED 1–4), of the European Union and the functioning of its institutions and to address the widespread lack of knowledge of the European Union and a lot of disinformation, these in turn increase people’s disenchantment about the Union and its policies.


1. Jean Monnet Teacher Training

The aim is to enable teachers in schools and organisations/institutions providing vocational education and training (VET) to develop new skills, to teach and engage on EU matters, thus empowering them through a better understanding of the EU and its functioning. Teacher Training activities will support educational staff in schools and VET providers (ISCED 1–4).

2. Learning EU Initiatives in Other Fields of Education and Training

The aim is to support schools and vocational education and training institutions (VETs), ISCED 1–4, enabling them to provide specific content on EU-based subjects (democracy, EU history, how the EU works, cultural diversity – among others). Activities should be taught during the school year and could include project weeks, study visits, and other immersive activities. Activities will be offered by schools and VETs (ISCED 1–4). They may design and deliver content on EU issues and create learning experiences themselves or with the support of higher education institutions or other relevant organisations (NGOs, associations, etc.). Activities organised under this section will boost learning about the European Union in ways that inspire. They will help students to strengthen their sense of belonging to the EU, the impact it has on their lives and their understanding of EU mechanisms and policies.

  • Jean Monnet policy debate (higher education and other fields of education and training

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3. Jean Monnet Networks for other fields of education and training

Networks of schools and Vocational education and training institutions (VETs), ISCED 1–4, and/or higher education Institutions providing teacher training /education should serve the purpose of giving an international aspect to the new Jean Monnet strand and allow exchange of good practices as well as experiencing co-teaching within a group of countries. The activities will facilitate a common understanding on learning methodologies about European Union matters among practitioners working in different contexts, facing different challenges and constraints due the national legislations and the structure of the curricula.

Further information on the Jean Monnet Initiative, the administrative rules, the deadlines and the application opportunities is available on the website of the European Education and Culture Executive Agency..

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