What are Jean Monnet modules?

A Jean Monnet Module is a short teaching programme (or course) that is designed to:

  • promote research and first teaching experience for young researchers, scholars, and practitioners on EU issues
  • raise interest in the EU and create the basis for future poles of European knowledge
  • foster the introduction of a European angle into certain fields of study
  • deliver tailor-made courses on specific EU issues relevant for graduates in their professional life
  • foster the publication and dissemination of the results of academic research

The Modules aim to provide more information and knowledge on the EU to more citizens as well as make EU affairs more mainstream.

The Module offers the opportunity for higher education institutions (HEIs) to host a short teaching programme or course in the field of EU studies. A Module can be:

  • a general or introductory course on EU issues
  • specialised teaching on EU developments
  • fully recognised summer courses or intensive courses.

Each module must last a minimum of 40 hours per academic year.

Jean Monnet Modules must be coordinated by professors and researchers working in a higher education institution.

To support young researchers starting their academic careers, up to 20% of the budget will go to modules coordinated by researchers who have obtained a Doctoral degree in the last five years.

Jean Monnet – Modules is managed by the EACEA in Brussels and co-funded under the Erasmus+ Programme.