Explaining Europe differently is the ambition of Alliance Europa, a collective regional strategy to become by 2020 a centre of excellence in the study of the societal, cultural and political challenges that need to be overcome by a Europe in crisis facing globalisation processes.
Supported by the Pays de la Loire Region and the University of Nantes, it brings together four higher education establishments, local authorities and associations to achieve by 2020 the following ambitions:
- Support the emergence of interdisciplinary projects,
- Improve the international visibility of research in Pays de la Loire,
- Enhance the training courses on offer in European and global studies in the Loire region,
Support actions aimed at strengthening interdisciplinarity, internationalisation and professionalisation (setting up double degrees, creating common interdisciplinary modules, developing international mobility and tutored projects, developing lifelong learning)
Developing the Fabrique des idées européennes (European Idea Factory)
A real laboratory for societal innovation where research, training and innovation on the major challenges facing Europe in the 21st century all intersect.
Scientific Director : Michel Catala