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    The asso­ci­at­ed part­ners cov­er five con­ti­nents and all the top­ics relat­ed to the three Majors. They increase the aca­d­e­m­ic net­works but also the poten­tial employ­er net­works in sev­er­al sec­tors. They offer a wide set of aca­d­e­m­ic and pro­fes­sion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties to the students :

    • the aca­d­e­m­ic asso­ci­at­ed part­ners are insti­tu­tions where stu­dents can spend the Semes­ter 4 (Mas­ter’s the­sis peri­od). They pro­vide key knowl­edge, skills and com­pe­tences and par­tic­i­pate in joint super­vi­sion of the Master’s the­sis. They also offer cours­es to vis­it­ing stu­dents and may con­tribute to the cours­es at the dif­fer­ent EPOG+ part­ner insti­tu­tions. The asso­ciate part­ners do not award degrees with­in the EPOG+ pro­gramme;
    • the non-aca­d­e­m­ic asso­ci­at­ed part­ners may par­tic­i­pate in EPOG+ activ­i­ties (e.g. teach­ing, sem­i­nars and super­vi­sion of stu­dents), pro­vide intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties, and con­tribute to net­work­ing activ­i­ties or EPOG+ funding.

    The aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions locat­ed in Paris form the Paris hub. They offer more oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to ben­e­fit from more tai­lored cours­es and expert super­vi­sors in the var­i­ous spe­cial­i­sa­tions. The asso­ci­at­ed part­nets from the Paris hub are: 

    The CNAM (Con­ser­va­toire Nation­al des Arts et Métiers) is a high­er edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion found­ed in 1794. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly on “Social inter­ven­tion and devel­op­ment”, “Social and sol­i­dar­i­ty econ­o­my” and the artic­u­la­tion between eco­nom­ic poli­cies and social and envi­ron­men­tal stakes.

    The ENS Paris Saclay (École Nor­male Supérieure de Paris Saclay — for­mer­ly ENS Cachan) is a lead­ing insti­tu­tion found­ed in 1912. It trains future researchers and fac­ul­ty mem­bers, with an empha­sis on fun­da­men­tal issues con­nect­ed to prac­ti­cal, indus­tri­al, tech­no­log­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and social sub­jects of inter­est. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly on the areas of research devel­oped at the IDHES (Insti­tu­tions and His­tor­i­cal Dynam­ics of Eco­nom­ics and Soci­ety), includ­ing knowledge,s ocioe­co­nom­ic, devel­op­ment eco­nom­ics and Euro­pean economics.

    Found­ed in 1795, The INALCO (Insti­tut Nation­al des Langues et Civil­i­sa­tions Ori­en­tales) teach­es and con­ducts research on the lan­guages of Cen­tral and East­ern Europe, Asia, Ocea­nia, Africa and the indige­nous peo­ples of the Amer­i­c­as, through dis­ci­plines such as geog­ra­phy, his­to­ry, anthro­pol­o­gy, eco­nom­ics, soci­ol­o­gy, polit­i­cal and social sci­ences. Inal­co hosts 14 research teams, half of which are run joint­ly with the French research orga­ni­za­tions CNRS and IRD. The teach­ings and research of Inal­co bring unique exper­tise on the con­tem­po­rary world. INALCO will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly on the devel­op­ment and trans­for­ma­tions of East­ern Euro­pean countries.

    The IMT Busi­ness School (Insti­tut Mines-Télé­com Busi­ness School) is one of 13 grad­u­ate schools in the Insti­tut Mines-Tele­com, one of France’s major edu­ca­tion­al and research estab­lish­ments focused on engi­neer­ing. IMT BS has been recog­nised for its dual exper­tise in man­age­ment and in infor­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies (ICT). It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly on inno­va­tion and the dig­i­tal transition.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty Paris 8 has been found­ed as an exper­i­men­tal aca­d­e­m­ic cen­tre in Vin­cennes after “mai 68”. It has become a major teach­ing and research cen­tre for human­i­ties, social sci­ences and arts in Paris area. It was a pio­neer in fields that were usu­al­ly not approached by oth­er French uni­ver­si­ties: psy­cho­analy­sis, urban plan­ning, geopol­i­tics, cin­e­ma, plas­tic arts, gen­der stud­ies. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly in the field of dig­i­tal labour and the the­o­ry of Commons.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty Sor­bonne Paris Nord (forme­ly Uni­ver­si­ty Paris 13) is mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary uni­ver­si­ty which acts as a key play­er in the “Con­dorcet” Cam­pus of Excel­lence in social sci­ences (includ­ing the best nation­al insti­tu­tions in the field). Its eco­nom­ics research cen­tre (CEPN) is world­wide renown for its het­ero­dox approach­es to eco­nom­ics and was the ini­tial founder of the EPOG Eras­mus Mundus Master’s course. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly in the fields of macro­eco­nom­ics, inno­va­tion eco­nom­ics and indus­tri­al economics.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty Paris Est — Marne la Val­lée is an mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary insti­tu­tion cre­at­ed in 1991. It is lead­ing the Research, inno­va­tion and soci­ety Insti­tute of the Paris region (IFRIS) and the Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Excel­lence – Sci­ence Inno­va­tion and Tech­nol­o­gy in Soci­ety (LabEx SITES) which includes in par­tic­u­lar the UTC and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Paris. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ cours­es and/or sem­i­nars in Paris espe­cial­ly on the soci­ol­o­gy of sci­ence and the social and sol­i­dar­i­ty economy.

    The pro­gramme includes also asso­ci­at­ed part­ners from 5 con­ti­nents (Europe, North and South Amer­i­ca, Asia and Africa) bring­ing com­ple­men­tary spe­cial­i­sa­tions. They cov­er all the EPOG+ areas. They are recog­nised world­wide for their orig­i­nal approach of eco­nom­ics, which takes account of the role of the insti­tu­tions, his­tor­i­cal paths, soci­o­log­i­cal per­spec­tives, the sys­temic dimen­sions of the eco­nom­ic regimes…

    Aal­borg Uni­ver­si­ty (Den­n­mark) is a world-renowned research uni­ver­si­ty in par­tic­u­lar for its ped­a­gog­i­cal struc­ture based on prob­lem-cen­tred, real-life projects of edu­ca­tion­al and research rel­e­vance. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise in the fields of het­ero­dox eco­nom­ics, inno­va­tion, macro­eco­nom­ics, sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, and Social Data Science.

    Hitot­sub­ashi Uni­ver­si­ty (Japan) is a nation­al uni­ver­si­ty cor­po­ra­tion locat­ed in Tokyo and found­ed in 1875. It is the only uni­ver­si­ty in Japan to spe­cialise exclu­sive­ly in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences. HU’s edu­ca­tion­al strength is its focus on small-group edu­ca­tion through sem­i­nars which keeps class sizes small and allows stu­dents to work close­ly with the fac­ul­ty. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on indus­tri­al pol­i­cy, the dig­i­tal econ­o­my and the eco­nom­ics of knowl­edge, innovation.

    Kingston Uni­ver­si­ty (Unit­ed-King­dom) is one of the largest uni­ver­si­ties in the South East of Eng­land. As well as con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­ni­ty, KU prides itself on its sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and ranks near the top of the Peo­ple and Planet’s Green League Table. Its Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my Research Group is one of Britain’s lead­ing polit­i­cal econ­o­my research cen­tres in the field of eco­nom­ics. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on mon­ey and finance, growth and devel­op­ment, and polit­i­cal economy.

    Kyung­pook Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty (South-Korea) is one of the best uni­ver­si­ties in Korea. It is ded­i­cat­ed to the mod­ern­iza­tion and devel­op­ment of soci­ety. The mis­sion of the grad­u­ate depart­ment of eco­nom­ics in KNU is to train glob­al­ly com­pet­i­tive eco­nom­ic experts with refined ana­lyt­i­cal skills. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing its strong plu­ral­ist and het­ero­dox tra­di­tion in eco­nom­ics (from behav­ioral eco­nom­ics, evo­lu­tion­ary eco­nom­ics, post-Key­ne­sian eco­nom­ics, Marx­i­an eco­nom­ics, insti­tu­tion­al eco­nom­ics, to the eco­nom­ics of inequal­i­ty) and its exper­tise on Asian economy.

    The Nation­al Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Athens (NTUA) (Greece) is the old­est and most pres­ti­gious Greek aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion in the field of Tech­nol­o­gy and Engi­neer­ing. On the bor­der between engi­neer­ing and the econ­o­my, the Lab­o­ra­to­ry of Indus­tri­al and Ener­gy Eco­nom­ics (LIEE) con­ducts mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research around the study of the struc­ture, the orga­ni­za­tion, the oper­a­tion, and the devel­op­ment of the indus­tri­al sys­tem, as well as the study of indus­tri­al pol­i­cy. The research inter­ests of the Lab­o­ra­to­ry also include ener­gy sav­ings and relat­ed prob­lems, from the tech­ni­cal, eco­nom­i­cal, and envi­ron­men­tal points of view, with appli­ca­tion to an indus­tri­al unit or a set­tle­ment. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on eco­nom­ic top­ics relat­ed to the indus­try and ener­gy: pol­i­cy and strat­e­gy research focus­ing on the study of inno­va­tion, research net­works, knowl­edge flows, firm’s dynam­ic capa­bil­i­ties and resources, indus­tri­al sec­tors, knowl­edge-inten­sive entre­pre­neur­ship, pub­lic pro­cure­ment, inter­na­tion­al com­pet­i­tive­ness as well as ICTs, new emerg­ing indus­tries, ener­gy and environment.

    SOAS Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don is the lead­ing High­er Edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion in Europe spe­cial­is­ing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Mid­dle East. With a vast repos­i­to­ry of knowl­edge and exper­tise on its spe­cial­ist regions, SOAS is unique­ly placed to inform and shape cur­rent think­ing about the eco­nom­ic, polit­i­cal, cul­tur­al, secu­ri­ty and reli­gious chal­lenges of our world. SOAS schol­ars grap­ple with the press­ing issues con­fronting two-thirds of humankind today: democ­ra­cy, devel­op­ment, econ­o­my, finance, pub­lic and cor­po­rate pol­i­cy, human rights, migra­tion, iden­ti­ty, legal sys­tems, pover­ty, reli­gion, and social change. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on eco­nom­ic top­ics relat­ed to the development.

    The New School (USA) is a grad­u­ate insti­tu­tion in the heart of New-York City. Its Eco­nom­ics Depart­ment offers rig­or­ous, high-qual­i­ty train­ing for young schol­ars that empha­sizes the his­to­ry of eco­nom­ics, polit­i­cal econ­o­my, and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry, and includes Key­ne­sian, Post-Key­ne­sian, Marx­ist, struc­tural­ist, and oth­er het­ero­dox approach­es in con­junc­tion with a crit­i­cal and informed edu­ca­tion in main­stream neo­clas­si­cal eco­nom­ics. The New School will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly in the fields just named.

    The Tallinn Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy (Tal­Tech) (Esto­nia) is the only tech­no­log­i­cal pub­lic uni­ver­si­ty in Esto­nia and the flag­ship of Eston­ian engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­o­gy edu­ca­tion. The research at Rag­nar Nurkse Depart­ment of Inno­va­tion and Gov­er­nance (RND) – the unit respon­si­ble for EPOG+ asso­ci­at­ed part­ner­ship – focus­es in two main fields: “Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion and Man­age­ment” and “Inno­va­tion Pol­i­cy and Tech­nol­o­gy Gov­er­nance”. Through­out the two fields, RND spe­cial­izes unique­ly into inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research at the cross­roads of pub­lic pol­i­cy and imple­men­ta­tion. Their research looks at how poli­cies are imple­ment­ed and how the imple­men­ta­tion process­es feed back into pol­i­cy mak­ing and in fact change poli­cies. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ by bring­ing an exper­tise on the dig­i­tal tran­si­tion at the soci­etal, gov­ern­men­tal and econ­o­my level

    The Fed­er­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (Brazil) is one of the three top uni­ver­si­ties in Brazil. The “Insti­tu­to de Econo­mia” offers three grad­u­ate pro­grammes with a strong tra­di­tion in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach­es to eco­nom­ics (and par­tic­u­lar­ly “Pub­lic pol­i­cy, strate­gies and devel­op­ment” and “Inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal econ­o­my”). The hall­mark of the aca­d­e­m­ic envi­ron­ment in the Insti­tu­to de Econo­mia is a strong com­mit­ment to plu­ral­ism. Its stu­dents have many oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn and com­pare a vari­ety of the­o­ret­i­cal approach­es. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly in the fields of devel­op­ment, and indus­tri­al and envi­ron­men­tal poli­cies, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on emerg­ing Latin-Amer­i­can countries. 

    The Nation­al Autonomous Uni­ver­si­ty of Mex­i­co (UNAM) (Mex­i­co) is the largest uni­ver­si­ty in Latin Amer­i­ca. The EPOG+ asso­ci­at­ed part­ner­ship with UNAM is pri­mar­i­ly linked to the pro­gram for Asian and African Stud­ies. The pur­pose of this pro­gram is to cre­ate an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research group which car­ries out stud­ies that strength­en the links between Mex­i­co, Asia and Africa. This then allow to cre­ate the nec­es­sary knowl­edge that allows reflec­tion on the exist­ing prob­lems in Asia and Africa, and there­by con­tribute with solu­tions, as well as to pre­vent sim­i­lar prob­lems in Mex­i­co. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on these topics.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Bor­deaux (France) is one of the top mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary French uni­ver­si­ties. In the field of eco­nom­ics, the GREThA (Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théore­tique et Appliquée) is a research insti­tute — joint with CNRS (the Nation­al Cen­tre for Sci­en­tif­ic Research) orga­nized around 3 pro­grams: “Inno­va­tion, Sci­ence, Indus­try”; “Dynam­ics of ecosys­tems: Envi­ron­ment, Cities, Com­plex­i­ty”; and “Inequal­i­ties, Devel­op­ment, and Mon­di­al­i­sa­tion”. GRETHA is respon­si­ble of Master’s pro­grammes in “Eco­nom­ics of Inno­va­tion”, “Envi­ron­men­tal eco­nom­ics”, “Eco­nom­ics of Devel­op­ment”, and “Finance”. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ by bring­ing an exper­tise pri­mar­i­ly in the fields of indus­tri­al eco­nom­ics, eco­nom­ics of sci­ence and inno­va­tion (includ­ing migra­tion and inno­va­tion), and eco­nom­ics of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty (includ­ing patent­ing in devel­op­ing countries).

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Gene­va (Swiss) is one of lead­ing Swiss insti­tu­tions of high­er edu­ca­tion, found­ed in 1559. Its fac­ul­ty of social sci­ences is com­mit­ted to explor­ing the chal­lenges of con­tem­po­rary soci­eties: eco­nom­ic and cul­tur­al glob­al­iza­tion; shift­ing polit­i­cal and social iden­ti­ties; indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, social and spa­tial inequal­i­ty. This fac­ul­ty pro­motes social com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able and equi­table devel­op­ment, reduced social inequal­i­ty – par­tic­u­lar­ly with regard to gen­der – and insti­tu­tions and polit­i­cal sys­tems that are more par­tic­i­pa­to­ry and respect­ful of jus­tice and diver­si­ty. With­in that fac­ul­ty, the Depart­ment of His­to­ry, Eco­nom­ics, and Soci­ety is engaged in research and teach­ing that offers a plu­ral­is­tic view of the econ­o­my, using con­cepts and meth­ods from eco­nom­ics and oth­er social sci­ences, as well as from his­to­ry. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on the his­to­ry of eco­nom­ic thought, the eco­nom­ic his­to­ry, the the­o­ries of cap­i­tal­ism and the the­o­ries of innovation.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Camp­inas (UNICAMP) (Brazil) is among the very best uni­ver­si­ties in Latin Amer­i­ca. It is respon­si­ble for 8% of Brazil’s arti­cles in sci­en­tif­ic jour­nals. UNICAMP has a par­tic­u­lar con­cern in giv­ing access for high qual­i­ty stud­ies to a very diver­si­fied pop­u­la­tion, hav­ing spe­cial admis­sion process­es for Afro-Brazil­ians, for the Native Pop­u­la­tion and for Refugees. The Insti­tute of Eco­nom­ics has an inter­na­tion­al rep­u­ta­tion due to its plu­ral­ist approach in both teach­ing and mak­ing research­es in eco­nom­ics. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on indus­try and tech­nol­o­gy, finance, labour and social ques­tions, agri­cul­ture and envi­ron­ment, region­al and urban devel­op­ment, among oth­er fields. It may also bring exper­tise to stu­dents will­ing to learn or devel­op research­es with­in ECLAC’s core-periph­ery approach.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Green­wich (Unit­ed-King­dom) is a long estab­lished mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion. It has been found­ed in 1890, and now it stands with three dif­fer­ent cam­pus­es. The Busi­ness School offers both under­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate pro­grammes in eco­nom­ics. Accord­ing to The Econ­o­mist, the Busi­ness school is one out of just four insti­tu­tions in the entire UK lead­ing for changes in eco­nom­ics cur­ric­u­la. In 2018, it has been ranked among top five insti­tu­tions for eco­nom­ic sub­jects in Lon­don as to stu­dents’ sat­is­fac­tion and grad­u­ate prospects. It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on polit­i­cal econ­o­my, gov­er­nance, finance, and accountability.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Leeds (Unit­ed-King­dom) is one of the largest research-inten­sive uni­ver­si­ties in the UK, engaged in an excep­tion­al­ly diverse range of dis­ci­plines. The eco­nom­ics divi­sion with­in the Busi­ness School is ranked in the top six eco­nom­ics pro­grams in the UK for teach­ing excel­lence, and its mem­bers are renowned for research in areas includ­ing finan­cial­iza­tion, inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ics, macro­eco­nom­ic pol­i­cy, devel­op­ment, and method­ol­o­gy. The Applied Insti­tute for Research in Eco­nom­ics (AIRE) fos­ters and devel­ops excel­lent dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research in eco­nom­ics that is char­ac­ter­is­ti­cal­ly pol­i­cy-rel­e­vant, real­is­tic and plu­ral­is­tic. AIRE is at the fore­front of attempts to broad­en, deep­en, and make increas­ing­ly plu­ral­is­tic, eco­nom­ics research and teach­ing. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly in those fields.

    The Uni­ver­si­ty of Mass­a­chu­setts — Amherst (UMass) (USA) is a world-renowned research uni­ver­si­ty. Its depart­ment of eco­nom­ics offers cours­es in a wide range of areas includ­ing macro­eco­nom­ics, micro­eco­nom­ics, inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ics, devel­op­ment, and polit­i­cal econ­o­my. It is wide­ly regard­ed as a cen­tre of excel­lence for the study of a spec­trum of per­spec­tives includ­ing a plu­ral­is­tic approach of eco­nom­ics. Grad­u­ates from the depart­ment have found jobs in pri­vate indus­try, aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions and research bod­ies. The uni­ver­si­ty It will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly in the fields of inequal­i­ty and pover­ty, eco­nom­ic growth and employ­ment, finan­cial cri­sis and reg­u­la­tion, glob­al­i­sa­tion and trade, with a spe­cial focus on North-America.

    The Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Quilmes (Argenti­na) is a young uni­ver­si­ty (found­ed in 1989). In the field of econ­o­my, UNQ is spe­cial­ized in issues relat­ed to eco­nom­ics and inter­na­tion­al trade and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. At the grad­u­ate lev­el, the uni­ver­si­ty offers a Mas­ter’s Degree in Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness and a PhD in Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment. Its teach­ing and researchers staff meets high qual­i­fi­ca­tions and accred­its qual­i­ty pro­duc­tion in these areas. In par­tic­u­lar, the Doc­tor­ate in Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment, estab­lished in 2014, has received wide recog­ni­tion at nation­al and region­al lev­el. The uni­ver­si­ty will host stu­dents dur­ing Semes­ter 4 and con­tribute to EPOG+ bring­ing an exper­tise espe­cial­ly on Latin Amer­i­can development.

    The pro­gramme includes inter­na­tion­al organ­i­sa­tions and organ­i­sa­tion with glob­al reach bring­ing high­ly qual­i­fied and world-renowned exper­tise in one or more fields relat­ed to the EPOG+ Majors.

    The Agence Française de Développe­ment (AFD) is a pub­lic and sol­i­dar­i­ty-based devel­op­ment bank with a man­date to help France’s part­ners along the path­way towards this world in com­mon. It oper­ates in a num­ber of sec­tors (ener­gy, health, bio­di­ver­si­ty, water, urban plan­ning, train­ing) and offers a wide range of finan­cial and non-finan­cial ser­vices. Its pri­or­i­ties? Fight against cli­mate change and pover­ty, and help sta­bi­lize frag­ile or post-cri­sis coun­tries to fight against. AFD is a cen­tral actor in France’s devel­op­ment pol­i­cy and sup­ports States, com­pa­nies, local author­i­ties and NGOs. It builds syn­er­gies with them to cat­alyze, feed into and dis­sem­i­nate inno­v­a­tive solu­tions that ben­e­fit peo­ple. Through its net­work of 85 agen­cies, AFD oper­ates in 108 coun­tries, where it is cur­rent­ly financ­ing, mon­i­tor­ing and sup­port­ing over 2,500 devel­op­ment projects. Thanks to its net­work of researchers and experts, it also par­tic­i­pates in the pub­lic pol­i­cy dia­logue, shares its know-how, and rais­es aware­ness of devel­op­ment and inter­na­tion­al sol­i­dar­i­ty issues. It brings the­o­ret­i­cal and field expe­ri­ence in the areas of the three EPOG+ Majors (in par­tic­u­lar in finance, devel­op­ment, inno­va­tion and the eco­log­i­cal transition).

    The Eco­nom­ic Com­mis­sion for Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is one of the five region­al com­mis­sions of the Unit­ed Nations estab­lished by the Eco­nom­ic and Social Coun­cil Res­o­lu­tion 106(VI) of 25 Feb­ru­ary 1948.  ECLAC’s man­date is to con­tribute to the eco­nom­ic and social devel­op­ment of Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean and to under­take activ­i­ties relat­ed to pro­duc­tion, pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and man­age­ment, inter­na­tion­al trade and inte­gra­tion, eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment, social devel­op­ment, sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and human set­tle­ments, and nat­ur­al resources and infra­struc­ture, among oth­er issues.  ECLAC’s mis­sion is to rein­force the eco­nom­ic and social ties among coun­tries in Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean and that of the region with oth­er economies around the world. The 2030 Agen­da places peo­ple at its core and aims to achieve a rights-based sus­tain­able devel­op­ment under a renewed glob­al part­ner­ship. Pover­ty erad­i­ca­tion and address­ing inequal­i­ties are cen­tral in the new Agen­da, and are key pri­or­i­ties for Latin Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean. ECLAC brings to EPOG+ its skills in devel­op­ment eco­nom­ics and its deep knowl­edge of South and Cen­tral America.

    The Euro­pean Trade Union Insti­tute (ETUI) is the inde­pen­dent research and train­ing cen­tre of the Euro­pean Trade Union Con­fed­er­a­tion (ETUC). It is a non-prof­it inter­na­tion­al asso­ci­a­tion who received receives finan­cial sup­port from the Euro­pean Union. The ETUI con­ducts stud­ies on socio-eco­nom­ic top­ics and indus­tri­al rela­tions and mon­i­tors Euro­pean pol­i­cy devel­op­ments of strate­gic impor­tance for the world of labour. The over­all pur­pose of ETUC is to sup­port social dia­logue and pro­mote a social Europe. To sup­port, strength­en and stim­u­late the Euro­pean trade union move­ment, the ETUI pro­vides inde­pen­dent fact-based analy­sis and orig­i­nal research on issues of impor­tance for the social dimen­sion of Europe. The ETUI con­ducts stud­ies and research­es on macro­eco­nom­ics and social poli­cies in Europe, indus­tri­al rela­tions and health and safe­ty at work in Europe. It cre­ates bridges between the aca­d­e­m­ic sphere, the world of research and the trade union move­ment in order to encour­age inde­pen­dent research on top­ics of deci­sive rel­e­vance to the world of labour. It pro­vides the ETUC and its affil­i­ates with pro­grammes and exchanges that strength­en the Euro­pean trade union iden­ti­ty. The ETUI pro­vides tech­ni­cal assis­tance in the field of health and safe­ty with a view to achiev­ing a high lev­el of occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty pro­tec­tion for work­ers through­out Europe. The ETUI research’s allows link­ing sev­er­al themes that are treat­ed with­in the EPOG+ pro­gramme: the analy­sis of eco­nom­ic cri­sis and socioe­co­nom­ic tran­si­tion, the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, the indus­tri­al pol­i­cy and dig­i­tal tran­si­tion, the analy­sis of labour mar­ket and the future of the EU.

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    The Insti­tute for New Eco­nom­ic Think­ing (INET) is a non­par­ti­san, non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed to devel­op­ing and shar­ing the ideas that can repair the econ­o­my, in the wake of finan­cial cri­sis of 2009, and cre­ate a more equal, pros­per­ous, and just soci­ety. The INET con­duct and com­mis­sion research, con­vene forums for exchang­ing ideas, devel­op cur­ric­u­la, and nur­ture a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of young schol­ars to meet cur­rent and future chal­lenges. One of the main objec­tives of the INET is to build a glob­al com­mu­ni­ty of new eco­nom­ic thinkers through their grantees and research net­works, part­ner­ships with lead­ing uni­ver­si­ties and insti­tu­tions, high-pro­file events, and grow­ing stu­dent move­ments. Their works are ground­ed in his­to­ry and are mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary. INET researchers’ start from the prin­ci­ple that com­plex­i­ty and uncer­tain­ty are inher­ent in eco­nom­ic and finan­cial sys­tems, and they ques­tion the­o­ries based upon the flawed assump­tion that humans always behave ratio­nal­ly and pre­dictably. The top­ics addressed by INET are high­ly rel­e­vant with all those taught in the EPOG+ pro­gramme: the rela­tion­ship between finance and the broad­er econ­o­my, inequal­i­ty and dis­tri­b­u­tion, the eco­nom­ics of inno­va­tion, and envi­ron­ment and resource sustainability. 


    The Inter­con­ti­nen­tal net­work for the pro­mo­tion of social sol­i­dar­i­ty econ­o­my (RIPESS) includes actors and net­works from every con­ti­nent. It coor­di­nates the pro­mo­tion of social sol­i­dar­i­ty econ­o­my (SSE) prac­tices, poli­cies and cul­ture around the world, through its mem­ber net­works and organ­i­sa­tions. The inher­ent nature of RIPESS includes the objec­tive of con­tribut­ing to sys­temic, trans­for­ma­tive change. It does this by demon­strat­ing how much SSE con­tributes in terms of real answers at local lev­el to the exist­ing sys­tem that is clear­ly show­ing its lim­its. RIPESS mem­bers believe in the impor­tance of the glob­al­i­sa­tion of sol­i­dar­i­ty, and the abil­i­ty to build and strength­en an econ­o­my that places peo­ple and plan­et at the cen­tre of its activ­i­ties. RIPESS Europe – its Euro­pean con­ti­nen­tal net­work — includes 40 sec­to­r­i­al, nation­al and inter-sec­to­r­i­al net­works in 16 coun­tries. The net­work gath­ers thou­sands of SSE stake­hold­ers and orga­ni­za­tions at the Euro­pean lev­el, facil­i­tat­ing net­work inter-coop­er­a­tion, aware­ness rais­ing, peer-train­ing and com­mon advo­ca­cy. The Euro­pean team is a coor­di­na­tion of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the net­works and is not dis­trib­uted in sev­er­al coun­tries. At the aca­d­e­m­ic lev­el, RIPESS has con­nec­tions with many uni­ver­si­ties who have Master’s or PhD pro­grammes on SSE, also through the RIUESS (the inter-uni­ver­si­ty net­work pro­mot­ing SSE), as well as with stu­dent organ­i­sa­tions. RIPESS allows EPOG+ to access firms and organ­i­sa­tions world­wide cov­er­ing all the dimen­sions of the pro­gramme but with the per­spec­tive of the SSE. 

    TheAIR­net (Aca­d­e­m­ic-Indus­try Research net­work) is a not-for-prof­it research orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed to the propo­si­tion that a sound under­stand­ing of the dynam­ics of indus­tri­al devel­op­ment requires col­lab­o­ra­tion between aca­d­e­m­ic schol­ars and indus­try experts. TheAIR­net engages in up-to-date, in-depth, and inci­sive research and com­men­tary on issues relat­ed to indus­tri­al inno­va­tion and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment in order to under­stand the ways in which, through inno­va­tion, busi­ness­es and gov­ern­ments can con­tribute to equi­table and sta­ble eco­nom­ic. As a research orga­ni­za­tion, it per­forms sys­tem­at­ic schol­ar­ly research. The fund­ing for their research comes from pub­lic and pri­vate agen­cies that seek con­tri­bu­tions to knowl­edge about how and under what con­di­tions the oper­a­tion of the econ­o­my can result in sta­ble and equi­table growth – and what can be done to reform its oper­a­tion when it does not. TheAIR­net brings an exper­tise to EPOG+ in the fields of inno­va­tion and uni­ver­si­ty-indus­try relations.


    The French Nation Com­mis­sion for Unesco (CNF-Unesco) was cre­at­ed in 1946. It works in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istries of Nation­al Edu­ca­tion, High­er Edu­ca­tion and Research; Cul­ture and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion; For­eign Affairs and Inter­na­tion­al Devel­op­ment; Ecol­o­gy, Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment and Ener­gy; City, Youth and Sports; of Econ­o­my, Indus­try and Dig­i­tal. Inter­face between France and UNESCO, the CNF-Unesco has sev­er­al mis­sions. Among them: to build a pool of high-lev­el experts, in order to mobi­lize French exper­tise for the ben­e­fit of UNESCO’s action; to serve as a lab­o­ra­to­ry and forum for the exchange of ideas relat­ed to the Organ­i­sa­tion’s agen­da; to be source of pro­pos­al to feed and renew UNESCO’s pro­grammes; to coor­di­nate and run, at the nation­al lev­el, the net­works set up by UNESCO to pub­li­cise their pro­grammes; to strength­en coop­er­a­tion with civ­il soci­ety; to ini­ti­ate and imple­ment inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tions in UNESCO’s fields of com­pe­tence. The EPOG+ pro­gramme has received the patron­age of the the French Nation­al Com­mis­sion at Unesco patron­age.

    The pro­gramme has received the sup­port of the “Hauts-de-France” region.

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