Jean Monnet Actions in the field of Higher Education: Centres of Excellence


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Jean Monnet Actions in the field of Higher Education: Centres of Excellence


The present call falls under the Jean Monnet Actions in the field of Higher Education. They support teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are focal points of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects.

Detailed Call Description

The Jean Monnet “Teaching and Research” actions will:

  • promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide;
  • foster dialogue between the academic world and society, including local and state level policy-makers, civil servants, civil society actors, representatives of the different levels of education and of the media;
  • generate knowledge and insights in support of EU policy-making and strengthen the role of the EU within Europe and in a globalised world;
  • reach out to a wider public and spread knowledge about the EU to the wider society (beyond academia and specialised audiences) bringing the EU closer to the public.

The actions also strive to function as a vector for public diplomacy towards third countries not associated to the Programme, promoting EU values and enhancing the visibility of what the European Union actually stands for and what it intends to achieve.

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence
They should gather the expertise and competences of high-level experts aiming to at develop synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies (as described above) as well as at creating joint transnational activities, they also ensure openness to civil society.  Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence have a major role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public at large.

Call Total Budget


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Eligibility For Participation Notes

  • One HEI established in an EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme or third
    country not associated to the Programme.
    Exception: organisations from Belarus (Region 2) are not eligible to participate in this action
  • Individuals cannot apply directly for a grant.
  • Only one Jean Monnet Center of Excellence will be supported at the same time in any participating HEI. The host institution coordinates the activities for one or more Faculties/Departments.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 402 644

(Publish Date: 15/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency: