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Erasmus+ Jean Monnet - Projects
Deadline: Feb 23, 2017  

 Education and Training
 Adult Learning
 Higher Education
 European Union

Jean Monnet Projects support innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content.

These projects will be based on unilateral proposals - although the proposed activities may involve other partners - and may last between 12 and 24 months.

  • Innovation projects will explore new angles and different methodologies in view of making European Union subjects more attractive and adapted to various kinds of target populations (e.g. projects on Learning EU @ School);
  • Cross-fertilisation projects will promote discussion and reflection on European Union issues and enhance knowledge about the Union and its processes. These projects will aim at boosting EU knowledge in specific contexts;
  • Spread content projects will mainly concern information and dissemination activities.



What does it support

Over their lifetime, Jean Monnet Projects may typically realise a broad range of activities, such as for example:

• develop and test newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics;
• create of virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts;
• design, produce and implement self-training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU;
• develop and deliver 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);
• design and implement of teacher training and continuing education for teachers, providing them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects;
• provide specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions;

• support the creation of EU studies and/or boost the existing knowledge and/or enhance the dynamic of a "department/chair/research team" in a given country at a Higher Education Institution which has expressed a specific interest/need;
• joint development of content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions; participating institutions may organise common activities and the preparation of tools supporting their courses;

"Spread content"
• support information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole;
• organise conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues.


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



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 60 000 EUR for the project duration between 12 and 24 months. This can represent a maximum of 75% of the total eligible cost of the Jean Monnet Project.

The specific amounts applying to Jean Monnet Projects can be found in the section "Jean Monnet unit costs" at the end of the Jean Monnet chapter in the Programme Guide.


Who can apply

• Higher education institutions or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world. HEIs located in Erasmus+Programme Counries must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs from Partner 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.
• Primary and secondary education establishments are not eligible to apply, although they may actively contribute to the realisation of the activities.


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 apply sections 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 contract can be awarded.

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

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



For further information and assistance, please contact:

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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