Jean Monnet Programme - Key Activity 1, Call for proposals 2013
Within the Lifelong Learning Programme, the first key activity of the Jean Monnet Programme brings together the two instruments formerly known as the Jean Monnet Action and the Support for Study and Research Centres. The actions supported under this key activity aim to stimulate excellence in teaching, research, reflection and debate in European integration studies in higher education institutions within and outside the European Union.
European Integration studies involve the study of the origins and evolution of the European Communities and the European Union in all its aspects. European integration studies cover the analysis of both the internal and external dimension of European integration, including the European Union's role in the dialogue between peoples and cultures. Comparative studies concerning national practices are not regarded as European integration studies.
The Jean Monnet Programme is now present in more than 70 countries throughout the world and more than 800 universities offer Jean Monnet courses as part of their curricula. The Jean Monnet Programme brings together a network of about 1,700 professors, reaching audiences of 265,000 students every year.
The types of actions connected with the objectives of the key activity are Jean Monnet Chairs, Centres of Excellence and Modules, focusing on teaching activities and support for Associations of Professors and Researchers, for Information and Research Activities relating to European integration and "Learning EU at School", and for Multilateral Research Groups.
- Jean Monnet Chair
A symbolic term corresponding to a full-time teaching post with a specialization in European integration studies covering a minimum 90 teaching hours per academic year.
- "Ad personam" Jean Monnet Chair
Teaching and research posts with a specialization in European integration studies. Reserved for (i) former Jean Monnet Chair holders with evidence of high-level international teaching and publication record and/or (ii) professors with a distinguished background as former high-level practitioners in the field of European integration.
- Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
This is a clearly labelled multi-disciplinary structure pooling scientific, human and documentary resources for European integration studies and research within one or more universities.
- European Module
This is a short programme of European integration study of minimum 40 teaching hours per academic year, which may be multi-disciplinary in approach.
Academic and research activities
- Support for associations of professors and researchers specializing in European integration
Addresses 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.
- Support for information and research activities relating to European integration
Aims to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the European integration process.
- Support for information and research activities for “Learning Europe at School”
Aims to bring European Union facts and knowledge on its Institutions and its way of functioning at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training. Primary and secondary schools are not eligible to apply under this call.
- Jean Monnet multilateral research groups
A research partnership between at least three Jean Monnet Chairs from three different countries leading to the creation of an integrated academic network with a joint research plan and pluridisciplinary synergies in the field of European integration studies.
The other two key activities of the Jean Monnet Programme are:
- operating grants to support specified institutions dealing with issues relating to European integration (managed by the European Commission);
- operating grants to support the functioning of certain institutions and associations active in the field of lifelong learning (managed by the Executive Agency and subject to a separate call for proposals - expected to be published in autumn 2012).
- The 2013 General Call for Proposals has been published by the Commission: please find all core documentation in all EU languages at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc848_en.htm
- LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - Priorities of the 2013 general call for proposals:
- LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme:
- LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme - Explanations by Action:
- LLP Guide 2013 – Jean Monnet Programme – Financial Guidelines:
- Jean Monnet Programme 2013 – Flat-rate for Information and Research Activities and for “Learning EU at School”:
- Jean Monnet Programme 2013 – Subsistence costs (Per diem rates):
- LLP – Jean Monnet Programme - 2013 Assessment grid:
Application forms and annexes
Please complete your application using the Instructions for Applicants and the eForm User Guide as a step by step support.
e-Form & user guide: download here
The Application Package consists of the eForm (administrative and general information) and the User Guide.
No paper copy is requested.
Attachments to the e-Form:
Please download the following forms onto your computer, fill them in and attach them to the e-Form by using the ‘Attach a document’ button that you will find at the end of the e-Form.
- Detailed description of the project:
- Detailed budget tables: The budget tables are multilingual:
- Declaration of Honour by the Legal Representative of the Applicant Organisation:
Deadline for proposal submission
15 February 2013, 12:00 noon (CET)
Notification of results and contractualisation
Please note that the Agency's standard grant agreements/decisions and the model Mandate letters are currently being revised due to the entry into force of the new Financial Regulation and its Rules of Application as of 1st January 2013. For this reason they are not yet available to applicants. The Agency will publish the draft grant agreements/decisions and the model Mandate letters as soon as possible and, in any event, in due course, before the deadline for the submission of proposals.
Please note also that the other documents available to you are in line with the new provisions of the Financial Regulation. However, if changes are necessary due to the Financial Regulation and the Rules of Application containing new elements, the Agency reserves the right to modify the documents accordingly. The changes will be announced in due time before the deadline of the call.
All applicants will receive a written notification of the outcome as well as feedback on the evaluation of their application. Applications that will be selected for EU co-financing will receive an explanation of the action required to complete the contractualisation procedures. Where possible, reserve lists will be drawn up.
Documentation required from all selected applicants
- Download the Legal Entity Form
- Statutes of the Applicant Organisation
- Download the Financial Identification form
- Letter of Mandate for Multilateral Research Groups: The new mandate letters will be made available as soon as possible
Additional documentation required from applicant organizations that are not public bodies.
The following documentation is required from applicant organisations that do not have the status of a "Public Body" according to their National Legislation OR as defined in Article B.7 of the Annex to the LLP Decision. They are only required for applications that request a grant that is higher than 60.000 €.
- Financial Capacity Form (applicant organisation only):
The new form will be made available as soon as possible
- Last annual accounts which have been closed (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss account)
Models of Grant Agreement/Decision: The new standard grant agreements will be made available as soon as possible.
It is possible that some organisations will need to provide a bank guarantee. This applies in particular to organisations that do not have the status of a public body. If a financial guarantee for pre-financing is required, an additional article is included in the grant agreement. Financial Guarantees are not required for grants equal to or lower than 60.000 €.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
The FAQs will be published as soon as possible. In the meantime please contact the Jean Monnet Team for any questions you might have regarding the Selection 2013.
Links and contact
- LLP – Jean Monnet Programme – European Commission's (DG EAC) Website
- For further information, please contact the EACEA at the following mailbox: EACEA-AJM@ec.europa.eu or Fax number: +32-2-2921326