Eurobazaar of knowledge (Eurobazar des savoirs)

Following the collective reflection carried out during the Forum Europa#1 and particularly the challenge : “How to better communicate on Europe”. The Houses of Europe (Maisons de l’Europe) of Le Mans, Angers and Nantes wished to continue the work undertaken then with Alliance Europa to develop new communication tools and new actions on Europe to raise awareness among new audiences and to continue promoting the debate on the European Union in our region.

The Houses of Europe of Angers, Nantes and Le Mans will be organising several events (at least one per department) which will enable experts (from the academic world and civil society) and the general public to meet and exchange views on various topics related to Europe.

The events will have a “speed dating” and “knowledge bazaar” or even “human library” format with participants meeting experts in thematic mini-conferences without knowing in advance in which order they will discover the themes. The experts’ presentations will be very short and will be followed by a short exchange with the participants, all timed to ensure a fluid sequence between the presentations. The research topics will be varied, thus attracting a diverse audience, and will appeal to the curiosity and open-mindedness of the participants by proposing serious subjects as well as lighter ones. To increase the impact of the events, the experts will also be able to present their favourite themes on a radio programme (which will be broadcast on several local radio stations).

The project aims to highlight local and regional research as well as civil society expertise to the academic and general public.

Project leaders

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.).

Maison de l’Europe Le Mans-Sarthe

Maison de l’Europe Le Mans-Sarthe

The Maison de l'Europe Le Mans - Sarthe and Europe Direct Information Centre is an association under the law of 1901.

Its objective is to sensitize and inform the people of Sarthe to European citizenship and thus to contribute to the construction of the Europe of citizens.

The Maison de l’Europe is a friendly place to discover, exchange, meet and live Europe!  It participates in the activities of the European Idea Factory.

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.