The Jean Monnet Project for "European Integration Studies" is a European Commission project, which aim is to facilitate the introduction of new academic activities on European Integration issues in universities by means of start-up subsidies.
The Jean Monnet Project targets Social Science disciplines in which Community developments are increasingly important part of the subject studied, i.e.:
European Community Law;
European Economic Integration;
European Political Integration;
History of the European Construction Process.
The Jean Monnet Projects aimed at universities and other higher education establishments.
Subsidies awarded in the framework of the Jean Monnet Project represent co-financing for the setting up of:
Jean Monnet European Centres of Excellence;
Jean Monnet Chairs;
Jean Monnet Chairs "ad personam";
Permanent Courses on European Integration;
Between its launched in 1990 and 2002, the Jean Monnet Project has helped set up 2294 academic projects in the field of European integration studies, including 82 Jean Monnet European Centres of Excellence, 595 Jean Monnet Chairs and 1595 Permanent Courses and European Modules.
In 2001 the Jean Monnet Project was extended to all candidate countries applying for EU membership and to universities anywhere in the world. At the moment, it covers 48 countries throughout the world.