Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train gain experience, and volunteers abroad.
The Erasmus+ programme is managed by the European Commission (the EU’s executive body), the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a series of National Agencies in Programme countries, and a series of National Offices in some Partner countries.
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-20201. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.
Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, 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.
What types of activities are supported?
Teaching and Research: Jean Monnet Modules, Chairs and Centres of Excellence.
Support to Associations: Jean Monnet support to Associations.
Policy debate with the Academic World: Jean Monnet Networks and Jean Monnet Projects.
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 the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing EU and global governance. 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. They promote active European citizenship and deal with the role of the EU in a globalised world , enhancing awareness of the Union and facilitating future engagement and people-to-people dialogue worldwide. 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 Europeanization of the curricula. Comparative studies will only be considered where they relate to the different integration processes throughout the world.
In relation to the general objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme, Jean Monnet aims to: promote excellence in teaching and research in EU studies; equip students and young professionals with knowledge of European Union subjects relevant for their academic and professional lives and enhance their civic skills; foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular to enhance governance of EU policies; promote innovation in teaching and research (e.g. cross-sectoral and/or multi-disciplinary studies, open education, networking with other institutions); mainstream and diversify EU-related subjects throughout the curricula proposed by higher education institutions to their students; improve the quality of professional training on EU subjects (with modules that deal with EU subjects more indepth or extend to new subjects); foster the engagement of young academics in teaching and research on European subjects.
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Source: European Commission, 2016