Ukrainian universities won a record 93 Jean Monnet European integration projects within EUs Erasmus+ Programme
According to information from Ukrainian universities, the European Commission has already started announcing the winners of Erasmus+ projects within Jean Monnet Action. As of now, out of 233 submitted projects with the participation of Ukraine, 93 Jean Monnet projects coordinated by 43 Ukrainian universities have been selected for funding: 81 Modules, 8 Chairs and 4 Centers of Excellence. The total amount of EU funding: 2,875,207 Euros.
Despite the ongoing full-scale Russian aggression, Ukrainian university teams kept submitting projects, even under shelling. The European Commission has provided an additional opportunity to submit applications for Ukrainian teams that were unable to participate in the call in time after the full-scale war started. Funds allocated for Russia, whose participation was stopped by the EU, were redistributed to finance Ukraine.
Jean Monnet Actions focus on teaching, learning, research, and debates on various aspects of the European Union and EU integration. It will hence help empower a new generation of European integrators from the academic sphere who will support Ukraine on its path as aa candidate for EU membership.
Starting from September 2022 to January 2023, 43 higher education institutions of from different cities of Ukraine, in particular: Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih, Lutsk, Lviv, Melitopol (relocated), Mykolaiv, Ostrog, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Rivne, Sloviansk (relocated), Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Chernihiv will start the implementation of new Jean Monet projects. Sumy State University and Lviv Polytechnic National University received a record number of 11 projects each, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics – 7 projects, Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University and Sumy National Agrarian University – 4 projects. In addition, 2 universities of Internal Affairs from Lviv and Kharkiv and Alfred Nobel University are among “newcomers”.
Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme that aims to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond. It provides opportunities for learning mobility, projects and partnerships, policy development and cooperation. The Programme is inclusive for people of all ages and backgrounds and open to different types of organisations. Jean Monnet Action aims at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide; fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers; enhancing governance of EU policies.
Database with Erasmus+ projects for Ukraine is available on the website of the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine.
During the first Jean Monnet call in 2021 within new stage of the EUs Erasmus+ Programme for 2021-2027, 38 projects were selected for funding: 34 Modules and 4 Chairs, which are implemented by Ukrainian universities during of war. In the context of Erasmus+ Calls for 2014-2020 121 Jean Monnet projects were selected for funding: 82 Modules, 12 Chairs, 4 Centres of Excellence, 10 Projects, 5 Networks and 8 Support for Associations activities, implemented in the field of European Studies in 20 cities of all over Ukraine by 57 organisations from 21 cities from Ukraine: 45 Higher Education Institutions, 2 research institutions and 10 NGOs.