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Jean Monnet Teacher Training: Online launch event

Join European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, for the online launch of the new Jean Monnet for Schools Teacher Training action, part of the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ programme.

15 April 2021

Jean Monnet Teacher Training

Join European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, for the online launch of the new Jean Monnet for Schools Teacher Training action, part of the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ programme.

Collectively, the Jean Monnet Actions stimulate teaching and learning on European Union (EU) matters to raise awareness of EU values and promote active citizenship from an early age. 

New funding opportunities are now open for:

  • higher education institutions offering teacher training
  • teacher training institutes and agencies 

The targeted organisations should support schools and vocational education and training (VET) providers with the planning, organisation and delivery of content related to the EU through their activities.

Follow the event online

Watch the live streaming of this event between 10:00 and 12:45 Central European Summer Time (CEST) on 15 April!

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Towards a European Education Area 

Education is the foundation for personal fulfilment, employability and active and responsible citizenship. 

In her Political Guidelines, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen committed to making the European Education Area a reality by 2025. 

Increasing the quality of education provided throughout the EU is one of the key dimensions of the European Education Area. 

The new Jean Monnet Actions, including Jean Monnet Teacher Training, will contribute by supporting education on EU matters in primary and secondary schools and VET centres.

This, in turn, will contribute to achieving the Commission’s political priority of promoting our European way of life and EU values.




Mariya Gabriel is the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport. Under her leadership, the new Horizon Europe, Erasmus+, and the cultural strand of Creative Europe programmes (2021-2027) will be defined and implemented. 

Between 2017 and 2019, Mariya Gabriel was European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. She proposed the new Digital Europe programme, worked on EU Strategy on AI, disinformation online, cybersecurity and launched the EuroHPC strategy. She has extensively engaged with external EU partners to enhance digital cooperation, in particular with the Western Balkans and Africa. She was elected as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 2009, 2014 and 2019. Mariya Gabriel is First Vice-President of the European People’s Party (EPP), and, since 2012, Vice-President of EPP Women.

Commissioner Gabriel is a board member of the United Nations youth programme Generation Unlimited (GenU). She has been ranked among the 50 most influential women in Europe in the field of cybersecurity by the leading European cybersecurity magazine SC Media UK (2019).

Commissioner Gabriel is also known for her involvement in the fight for gender equality. Among others, she received the prestigious Italian prize “Golden Apple” for highest achievements for women. At the European Parliament, she was awarded twice “MEP of the year” – in 2016 for the Development category, and in 2013 for the Gender Equality category.

In November 2020, Commissioner Gabriel received the Annual Award of the Vienna Economic Forum “Partner of the Year 2020” for contribution to the economic development, rewarding Ms Gabriel’s vision of a European knowledge strategy comprising the European Education Area, the European Research Area and the new Digital Education Action Plan.

She holds a Master’s degree in political sciences and international relations from the Institute of Political Studies (Bordeaux, FR) and a Bachelor’s degree in Bulgarian and French Languages from “Paisii Hilendarski” University (Plovdiv, BG).




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