Jean Monnet Actions support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union in different education sectors. The aim is to increase knowledge on the European Union and promote European identity as well as active citizenship.
Jean Monnet Actions in higher education support teaching and research in the field of European Union studies. The actions deal with the EU’s role in a globalised world by increasing awareness of the EU and facilitating future relationships and dialogue between nations worldwide. Jean Monnet Actions are also aimed at spreading public diplomacy in relation to third countries by promoting the EU’s values and increasing visibility of what the European Union stands for and what it intends to achieve. The Actions also offer students and researchers useful competence in EU related questions.
Jean Monnet Actions in the fields of school education and vocational education and training promote understanding of EU issues among students and teachers. The Actions enable schools and VET institutions to deliver content and create learning experiences related to EU and promote teachers’ competence in EU issues. In addition, the Actions support development of teacher education and networking of organisations to develop teaching.