European Margins Engaging for Regional and Global Empowerment
Putting the margins at the heart of Europe!
EMERGE is a unique consortium of European higher education institutions which was created in 2019. The group seeks to connect and transform the individual educational and research-based programs for the benefit of each university's students, researchers and local communities.
Previously led by Rennes 2, this alliance today is headed by the University of Limerick.
The full list of partners includes:
- Rennes 2 University
- University of Limerick / Ollscoil Luimnigh /Ireland
- Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS) /France
- Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences /Norway
- Univerzita Majeta Bela / Banskej Bystrici /Slovakia
- Europa-Universität Flensburg /Germany
- Neapolis University Pafos /Cyprus
- Universidade da Coruña, Spain
- Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece
And also with Associated Partner:
- University of Mostar /Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
- European Centre for Minority Issues
Together, our institutions will be seeking to tackle the particular challenges of engaging with Europe and hope to create a European University.
About the European Universities Initiative
The European Universities Initiative (EUI) is a program created by the European Commission after the 2017 Gothenburg Summit, in which EU leaders outlined a vision for education and culture. The European Council called on Member States, the Council and the Commission to take forward a number of initiatives, including:
"…strengthening strategic partnerships across the EU between higher education institutions and encouraging the emergence by 2024 of some twenty 'European Universities', consisting in bottom-up networks of universities across the EU which will enable students to obtain a degree by combining studies in several EU countries and contribute to the international competitiveness of European universities'".
The EUI is today one of the flagship initiatives of the EU’s ambitions to build a European Education Area. The aim of creating these transnational alliances is to build the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and revolutionizing the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.
Forty-one European Universities alliances were selected under the first two calls for proposals in 2019 and 2020 and a 2022 Erasmus + call for proposals has now opened. The EMERGE consortium has set itself the aim of being selected in this next call.
To find out more about the EUI program, please go here.
To find out more about the EMERGE consortium and the different projects that the partner universities already share, please contact us at s-communication [at] univ-rennes2.fr.