See also the Erasmus+ programme guide: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/programme-guide/part-b/jean-monnet-actions/policy-debate
This is to explore interests of scholars within CIVIS – Europe’s Civic University Alliance and its network of strategic partner universities in Africa in a consortium applying for this Jean Monnet Network:
THE CALL IN SHORT:
– Creation of a large thematic network on EU external policy to collect, share and discuss among the partners research findings, content of courses and experiences, products (studies, articles, etc.)
– Establishing a tool allowing the partners to share their academic works and run peer review exercises, also commenting on the posted documents
– Provision of results to the European Commission
– Jean Monnet Networks in Higher Education support EU studies (worldwide), i.e., fostering knowledge and understanding about the European Union today, including its role in the world in general and/or in specific policy areas.
– This Call relates this broad topic to Africa as Europe’s neighbouring continent with close political, economic, social, cultural, and historical ties, and with joint challenges, and objectives (see, e.g., AU-EU Innovation Agenda).
– Networks could, e.g.: look at Africa-EU relations with regard to meeting common goals and challenges (as in SDGs); compare European and African integration and/or analyse their mutual impact; analyse EU (foreign) policy development and/or impact from an African perspective; …
– up to 1.2 Million Euros in total, granted over 3 years (extension possible)
– lump sum funding, covering staff costs, travel and subsistence costs, equipment costs and subcontracting as well as other costs (such as dissemination of information, publishing or translation)
– one network will be funded under this Call
– Applicants are Higher Education Institutions.
– Network must include at least 10 applicants from at least 5 different Sub-Saharan Africa countries (Region 9);
– Coordinator has to be established in an EU Member State and/or a country associated to the programme
Deadline: 14 February 2023
- Are you an academic at a CIVIS member or one of its strategic partner universities in Africa (UH2C, USF, UCAD, Makerere, Wits, UEM_see list)? Or, are you from another university in Sub-Sahara Africa and would like to collaborate with the former?
- Do you have ideas for and/or special interests in applying the topic of this Call to a more concrete network theme?
- Are you interested in participating in or coordinating an international consortium applying for this JM network, which would involve CIVIS member as well as strategic partner instiutions in Africa?
- Do you think that you have a relevant academic background for joining or coordinating such a consortium?
If so, PLEASE FILL IN THIS SHORT ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE BY 13 DECEMBER: https://forms.office.com/e/zwjDn9yRbp
The answers received will be the basis for exploring potential overlaps/clusters of interests, looking for potential consortium leaders, and/or connecting potentially interested academics within CIVIS and its African partners.
In a second step, CIVIS staff (CIVIS Global Partnerships Officer and others) offers its active support to those within CIVIS and ist partner network interested in a joint application. This could include the active assistance in looking for further partners, in setting-up the consortium, organising the writing process, and exploring further benefits according to concrete needs and conditions of the applicant network, organising the ideational support from CIVIS, etc.
The timeline set by the EC might be ambitious. But CIVIS, one of the first and larger European University alliances, together with its six strategic partner institutions in Africa, can provide a promising platform for developing an application. Moreover, this is a single call which will not be repeated as such.
For further questions, comments, hints, and ideas, please contact:
Christian MÖLLMANN (he/him)
CIVIS Global Partnerships Officer