The regional cluster ALLIANCE EUROPA which covers the entire Pays-de-la-Loire region and which the EU-Asia Institute is an active member of, is developing steadily. We recently reported about its second « forum » on 9 May, an event held twice a year.
Concerning its research activities, the first call for project proposals have been launched and are currently in the evaluation phase. At least two large-scale projects are expected to be launched as early as September 2016.
Another facet of its activities is the so-called ‘Fabrique des Idées européennes’ (‘Factory of European Ideas’), conceived as a ‘nursery’ for innovative ideas and projects that bring together academia and civil society around European themes. A call for proposals is open and several projects are due to be launched in the next months.
The ‘Fabrique’ has just issued a nice little clip where it presents its purpose and ambition in slightly less than three minutes. Even without being a fluent speaker of French, one should get the idea of it.