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Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of Education and Training: Learning EU Initiatives
Erasmus+ - Key Action 3 – Support to Policy Development and Cooperation
Estimated EU contribution per project
max. EU grant per project: € 30,000.00
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Learning EU initiatives will support schools & Vocational education and training institutions (VETs), ISCED 1 – 4, enabling them to provide specific content on EU based subjects (democracy, EU history, how the EU works, cultural diversity – among others). Activities should be taught during the school year and could include project weeks, study visits, and other immersive activities. Activities will be offered by schools and VETs (ISCED 1 – 4).
Activities will be offered by schools and VETs (ISCED 1 – 4). They may design and deliver content on EU issues and create learning experiences themselves or with the support of higher education institutions or other relevant organisations (NGOs, Associations, etc.). Activities organised under this section will boost learning about the European Union in ways that inspire. They will help students to strengthen their sense of belonging to the EU, the impact it has on their lives and their understanding of EU mechanisms and policies.
Jean Monnet Learning EU initiatives will foster the introduction of a European Union angle in the educational culture of schools and VETs (ISCED 1 –4) and contribute to strengthen European identity and active citizenship among students and teachers.
- To empower teachers to teach about the EU using engaging methods and to bring facts and knowledge about the European Union to their learners;
- To improve learning outcomes on EU matters;
- To strengthen EU literacy in schools (ISCED 1- 4);
- To create interest in the European Union and constitute a basis to enhance participation of pupils and students in the democratic process and leave them better equipped to become active citizens.
Expected effects and impacts
- an increased number of schools and VETs (ISCED 1 –4) teaching European Union issues by EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
- an increased number of classes in schools and VETs (ISCED 1 –4) involved in learning experiences on European Union subjects
- increased number of key subject areas, or extra-curricular activities, where the EU is being taught in schools and VETs (ISCED 1 –4) for each EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
- an increased number of teachers to engage with the improvement of EU literacy
As regards participants directly involved in the actions, the Jean Monnet Learning EU initiatives will produce positive and long-lasting effects on schools and VETs (ISCED 1 –4), for learners and teachers, including through:
- increased quality of EU innovative teaching and learning methods, with particular attention to the EU priorities305
- an increase in opportunities for teaching staff in terms of professional development
- improved learning results about the EU of students who are better equipped with knowledge and understanding of the EU, its history, values, objectives as well as the institutions, decision making processes which influence the daily lives of young Europeans
- strengthened critical thinking on EU through delivery of facts & knowledge in classroom situations and other school activities such as study visits, exchanges, projects, to illustrate the importance of EU citizenship and rights
As regards participating organisations, the Jean Monnet Learning EU initiatives will enhance a new dynamic and:
- increase and systematise their capacity to teach on European Union subjects with a multi-disciplinary approach
- attract more and new teachers and learners interested in acquiring facts & knowledge about the EU
Regions / countries for funding
Island (Ísland), Liechtenstein, North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Türkiye
Education and training institution
Only applications by single applicants are allowed (single beneficiaries).
other eligibility criteria
The applicants must be:
- school or vocational education and training institution (VET) (ISCED 1 - 4) ;
- established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Part A — contains administrative information about the participant and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded).
- Part C containing additional project data (to be filled in directly online).
Applications are limited to
- 40 pages for calls for low value grants (€ 60,000.00 or below);
- 120 pages for calls with high value grants (€ 4,000,000.00) and
- 70 pages for all other calls.
For actions managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies, applications must be submitted electronically via the forms available in the Erasmus+ website and the websites of the Erasmus+ National Agencies.