When students tell us about Europe

The 2nd edition of the Jean Monnet Joint Interdisciplinary Module on “Europe in Crisis in a Globalized World” closed on Thursday, December 6, 2018 with a large gathering of all the students who attended the course. Some 200 students from 11 Master’s courses from the Universities of Nantes, Angers, Le Mans and Bologna in Italy (distance learning) were gathered at the Faculty of Law of the University of Angers.

Course Calendar

The students had to choose between three sub-themes ("Questioning the European idea", "Entering or leaving the Union: what are the stakes for Europe?, and "Europe, a land of exile and migration"), each one declined in 10 pedagogical sequences (video capsules and multiple choice questions) available on the Extradoc online platform. Once formed into groups, they elaborated their own productions on a subject and a format of their choice. In each Master, the students evaluated the productions of all the groups and chose a work that was presented on Thursday.

A total of 11 productions (1 per master) were submitted to a jury composed of our civil society partners:

- Laurence AUBRON, Founder and co-director of Euradio France

- Bruno GOURDON, International Relations Officer for the city of Angers

- Albrecht SONNTAG, Professor at the EU Asia Institute, ESSCA

- Sandie LE MOAL, Project Manager, Pays de la Loire Regional Council

- Jean-Marc MINIER, President of the Maison de l'Europe in Angers

4 awards were presented to the groups listed below. The students should not be judged according to their level of expertise on the complex concepts they dealt with, which often call for multiple skills and disciplines.

This meeting was organized by Alliance Europa and 4 students of the Master IPEI within as part of a tutored project: Léa ENON-BARON, Laure GUEDON, Paul FLAMENT and Tiffen RIOU.

1st prize - Master IPEI, University of Nantes

The abandoned rock

February 6, 2019

Directed by Marie BONNENFANT / Léa ENON-BARON / Lisa GONTHIER / Charlène AUREGAN / Paola GAFFIERO, first-year students of the Master in European and international project engineering at the University of Nantes, laureates of the first prize in the 2018 joint interdisciplinary master's competition. This video offers an original vision of the fate that would be reserved for Gibraltar if Brexit were to succeed.

2nd prize - Master ECI, Le Mans University

Take five: Scotland and Brexit

February 6, 2019

Radio programme directed by Inès SAYOUD / Rose LEFEUVRE / Maxime DE BELEM / Robin BESSAGUET, first-year students of the Master in International Cultural Studies at the University of Le Mans. The programme describes the consequences of Brexit for Scotland. Winner of the 2018 competition of the common interdisciplinary module.

3rd Prize (joint) - Master in International Science and Diplomatic Affairs - University of Bologna

The EU in Globalization (a user’s guide)

March 5, 2019

Directed by Caterina SCARPONI / Chiara SCOGNAMIGLIO / Gemma PINZANI / Rossana SCITA, students of the Master's Degree in International Science and Diplomatic Affairs at the University of Bologna.

3rd Prize (joint) - Master in European and International Law, University of Nantes

Asylum seekers, migrants and refugees

March 5, 2019

Directed by Sarah BRUNEL, Juliette GUYADER, Anne-Laure LEFEUVRE and Coline MARTERET, first-year students of the Master in European and International Law at the University of Nantes, laureates of the 3rd prize of the competition organized as part of the interdisciplinary module




Eurolines, a coach transport company in France and in Europe, supported the module by giving the most deserving team a round trip to Brussels and 2 round trips to Paris.

EUROLINES regularly operates international passenger transport lines between France and other European countries as well as Morocco, with high comfort tourist coaches, adapted to the transport of passengers and luggage.


Maison de l’Europe Angers – Maine et Loire

Maison de l’Europe Angers – Maine et Loire

The Maison de l'Europe Angers & Maine-et-Loire is an association under the law of 1901.

A place for exchange and debate, the Maison de l’Europe 49 initiates and coordinates actions in favour of Europe in the department of Maine-et-Loire. It is indeed through the information of the general public and the organization of cultural events that the European identity can come to life. The Maison de l’Europe Angers & Maine-et-Loire is a place for the expression of European citizenship in Maine-et-Loire. It participates in the activities of the European Idea Factory.




Let's liven up Europe! Euradio is the first independent European general-interest radio station in France. On its airwaves, Euradio offers news unlike any other: it is both local and European, bringing regional news into dialogue with that of our European neighbours.

Its mission is to discuss what is happening in Europe today, what is taking shape for tomorrow, giving pride of place to local initiatives in the Loire region and elsewhere. Euradio is an associative, citizen and independent radio station that has been broadcasting in the Nantes region on FM since 2007, on DAB+ in Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg since 2018, in Rouen, Le Havre, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon since 2019, soon in Brussels, Paris, Marseilles, Nice, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Tours, Orléans, and all over Europe and the world on www.euradio.fr.

Euradio is a partner of Alliance Europa and ensures the dissemination of the content produced by the conferences, seminars and student projects. Euradio’s programmes include :

– Yves Pascouau’s editorial (Yves Pascouau is a researcher at the University of Nantes, holder of the Schengen Chair and a member of the Alliance Europa Institute of European and Global Studies).

– Albrecht Sonntag’s editorial (Albrecht Sonntag is a professor at the EU-Asia Institute.  A doctor in sociology, he works on the multiple dimensions of the European integration process. He is also a member of Alliance Europa).

– “En quête d’Europe” (looking for Europe), a radio broadcast by the students of the European Political Science Master 2 at the University of Nantes.

– Interviews conducted as part of the European Philosophy Chair at the University of Nantes and the Alliance Europa conferences.


Maison de l’Europe à Nantes

Maison de l’Europe à Nantes

The Maison de l'Europe in Nantes is an association which federates and wishes to promote the initiatives of all the European players in Nantes and Loire-Atlantique.

The Maison de l’Europe is a 1901 law association which was created in 2005 on the initiative of institutional partners, the University and local associations involved in the promotion of European citizenship.

It offers information, advice, training and resources to raise awareness of the major challenges facing Europe today. It participates in the activities of the European Idea Factory.

Established in 2019 at Europa Nantes in the Creative Quarter on the Île de Nantes, it is dedicated to responding to all requests; it supports both individual initiatives (mobility, travel, etc.) and collective projects carried out by all types of actors (content, methodology, partnerships, etc.).





Angers School of Management

ESSCA equips students and managers for a successful and sustainable career while taking fully into account the human and social dimensions of a globalized world.



Jean Monnet Programme

Jean Monnet Programme

Created in 1989, the Jean Monnet Programme aims to stimulate excellence in teaching and research on the European Union, all over the world.

The programme was integrated into the Erasmus + programme in 2014, and supports several types of actions: Jean Monnet chairs, centres of excellence or teaching modules, but also multilateral projects and research groups.

A Jean Monnet Chair is awarded for a period of 3 years to a university professor specialising in European Union studies, who receives a maximum support of €50,000 from the European Commission for the implementation of his or her teaching and research activities.

For more information on the Jean Monnet programme, its objectives and the activities it finances, please visit the website of the Erasmus+ France Education and Training Agency and the EACEA website.




Jean Arthuis is a Member of the European Parliament for the French constituency West, member of the ALDE group and chairman of the Parliament's Committee for Budgets.

Jean Arthuis is a Member of the European Parliament for the French constituency West, member of the ALDE group and chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets. He supported the interdisciplinary module by purchasing books for the winning groups.