Jean Monnet activities

Within the Erasmus+ programme, Jean Monnet activities promote teaching and research at higher education institutions (worldwide) in the field of EU studies and specifically European integration. In addition, they are intended to permit a dialogue between the academic world and policymakers, with the aim of enhancing the governance of EU policies. Moreover, the European project should be communicated to a broad public.

The fields of EU studies include

  • the history of the EU
  • (interdisciplinary) EU and comparative regional studies
  • politics, economy and administration of the EU
  • communication and information in the EU
  • EU law
  • the role of the EU in a globalised world
  • the intercultural dialogue within the EU and between the EU and the world.

However, other topics can also be addressed if they concern teaching, research or reflection in connection with the EU.

The superordinate objective is the world-wide expansion and diversification of EU studies. For this purpose, within these activities, networks and projects are available to support federations (however universities are not entitled to file applications for these). Above all, this part of the Erasmus+ programme concentrates on funding teaching and research.

Although Jean Monnet activities only form a small part of Erasmus+ (total funding volume approximately € 270 million), they open up possibilities for strengthening the international focus of teaching and research at the University of Vienna.

All Jean Monnet activities are to be submitted to the Executive Agency (EACEA) and (with the exception of projects) have a term of three years. Further information can be found in the Programme Guide.


Jean-Monnet: Modules
Jean-Monnet: Chairs
Jean-Monnet: Centres of Excellence
Jean-Monnet: Networks and Projects