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Erasmus+ Jean Monnet - Networks
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Jean Monnet Networks foster the creation and development of consortia of international players (higher education institutions, Centres of Excellence, departments, teams, individual experts, etc.) in the area of European Union studies.


Jean Monnet Networks have a duration of three years.

They contribute to gathering information, exchanging practices, building knowledge and promoting the European integration process across the world.

This Action can also support the enhancement of existing networks supporting specific activities, notably fostering the participation of young researchers in EU-related themes.

These projects will be based on unilateral proposals, focused on activities that cannot be achieved successfully at a national level and require the involvement of a minimum of three partner institutions (including the applicant institution) from three different countries. Their aim is to undertake projects that have a multinational rather than a national dimension.

 

What does it support

Over the lifetime of a project, networks may typically realise a broad range of activities, such as for example:

  • gathering and promoting information and results on methodologies applied to high-level research and teaching on EU studies;
  • enhancing cooperation between different higher education institutions and other relevant bodies throughout Europe and around the world;
  • exchanging knowledge and expertise with a view to mutually enhancing good practices;
  • fostering cooperation and creating a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the European Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects.

 

Who can benefit from it

Direct and indirect beneficiaries of Jean Monnet activities include:

  • Higher education institutions or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, and especially academics specialised in European Union studies;
  • Students;
  • Policy-makers and professionals;
  • Civil society and the general public at large.

 

Timetable

Publication of the call for proposals 25 October 2016

Deadline for submission 23/02/2017 - 12:00 (CET, Brussels time)

 

What support is available

The maximum grant that can be awarded is 300.000 EUR for the project duration of three years. This can represent a maximum of 80% of the total eligible cost of the Jean Monnet Network.

Further information on the budget of Jean Monnet Networks can be found in the Jean Monnet chapter of the Programme Guide.

 

Who can apply

  • Higher education institutions (HEIs) or other organisation active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world.
  • HEIs located in Erasmus+ Programme Countries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
  • An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries.
  • The applicant must be the coordinator of the network that comprises a minimum of three participating institutions from three different countries.
  • The designated institutions (identified in the Regulation establishing the Erasmus+ Programme) pursuing an aim of European interest are not eligible to apply under this Action.

 

How to apply

  1. Read the call for proposals. 
     
  2. Read the guidelines for applicants carefully. 
    Detailed instructions are available in the Guidelines and How to applysections of the call for proposals.
     
  3. Register in the Participant Portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC) if you do not already have one.
    All organisations participating in the proposal must have a PIC number. The PIC will be requested in the application form.
     
  4. Use the official application form.
    The link is provided in the How to apply section of the call for proposals.
     
  5. Submit your application online before the specified deadline.
    Make sure you have received a confirmation email.

 

How are applications selected

All project proposals are assessed by the Executive Agency receiving the application, exclusively on the basis of the criteria described in the ERASMUS+ Programme Guide.

The assessment implies:

  • a formal check to verify that the eligibility and exclusion criteria are respected;
  • a quality assessment to evaluate the extent to which the participating organisations meet the selection criteria and the project meets the award criteria. Such quality assessment is carried out with the support of independent experts.

The quality of eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the project;
  • Quality of the project design and implementation;
  • Quality of the project team;
  • Impact and dissemination.

For detailed information on the quality review of applications submitted under Erasmus+, please consult the Guide for experts.

 

What happens if your application is selected

All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome of the selection procedure as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application. For applications that have been selected for EU co-financing the EACEA will contact the applicants if any further action is required before the decision can be awarded.

EACEA will produce a  grant decision detailing the conditions and the level of co-funding.

For further details please refer to Part C of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

 

Contacts

For further information and assistance, please contact: eacea-ajm@ec.europa.eu

If you are based in a Programme Country and have a country-specific question on this action, you can also contact the International Erasmus+ Contact Point (ICP) in your National Agency. For the list of these offices, please click here.

If you are based in a Partner Country, you can also contact the National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) which exists in certain Partner Countries (former Tempus Partner Countries). For the list of these offices, please click here.



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