This consortium wants to enable the best possible development of potential and remove obstacles that stand in the way of this development.


The 3 main pillars of the project


and its impact on sustainable development at a regional scale

Diversity and inclusion

and their impact on European regions

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Challenges and solutions at a Regional Scale


Our Action Areas


The management structure and organization of NEOLAiA will ensure that a governance structure adapted to the possible changes of the project during its life is provided.

After setting up the Project Governance and the Consultative Bodies, the Quality and Risk Management will be designed and carried out.


All the NEOLAiA partners will establish a Pedagogic Hub with thematic labs/forums to involve staff, researchers, student representatives and community stakeholders. Its objectives will be twofold:

  1. To identify the main Megatrend challenges affecting the regions.
  2. To generate inputs and resources for the NEOLAiA curriculum proposed by the partners.


A strategic goal of NEOLAiA is to ensure that a positive approach to diversity becomes a trademark of the organisation, as important as excellence in research and teaching.

The consortium will develop a Common Diversity Policy promoting European values with the participation of all the relevant stakeholders.


The NEOLAiA mobility scheme has been designed to bring truly international curricular options to students and researchers, introducing a variety of new mobility forms and modes beyond classic Erasmus+ programmes:

  • Field-specific course packages
  • Short-term mobility mode in blended learning
  • Mobility programmes for joint research
  • NEOLAiA staff training programme.


NEOLAiA will provide partners with a range of new capabilities, including a network of experts in entrepreneurship, concomitantly with improved quality of training in entrepreneurship. This entrepreneurial training will put in place blended learning, virtual learning, and experiential training methods.

A support system for entrepreneurial students will be set; it will consist in mentoring and entrepreneur shadowing.


Investigation will also be a cornerstone of the NEOLAiA alliance. During the European University project, the participants will establish the NEOLAiA living lab in order to pilot a joint research strategy.

In addition, the researcher population will be mapped to build up and reinforce existing networks.

The lines of scientific collaboration will be the following:

  • Inclusion studies
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Applied Humanities
  • Social Robotics & Artificial Intelligence.


This work package will consist in the implementation of a wide array of initiatives, with the aims of:

  • Promoting multilingualism and multiculturalism in university programs, offering digital support to facilitate their implementation.
  • Enhancing the linguistic and intercultural competence of the university community.
  • Fostering online and face-to-face exchanges of instructors and students in order to reinforce the plans for the promotion of multilingualism across Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).


A Dissemination Plan has been designed in order to promote the project outputs and the mission of NEOLAiA. This website, the social media and the communication materials will contribute on the dissemination of the project results.

A presentation of the NEOLAiA alliance to students at the beginning of each academic year will be performed in every partner university.

A Sustainability Plan on the long-term will detail NEOLAiA strategy on the long-run.



NEOLAiA partners will be focused on embracing digital transformation via the effective use of new technologies. Through this action area, all universities will be equipped with the knowledge to enter the new age where the effective implementation and use of emerging technologies is essential to conduct research and enhance staff and student experiences. The aims of this task are:

  • Foster and stimulate sharing and collaboration on Open Science and Open data.
  • Empower technology knowledge and research to support all universities in shaping the future of education towards the new age of social connection that is based on virtual worlds.
  • Create a Shared Digital Identity for all NEOLAiA partners.


Why Learn With Us?


Courage to master global challenges

To bring together a new generation of creative Europeans capable of cooperating across languages.


Empowering inclusion to discover hidden talents

To guarantee the highest commitment to European values, a fresh spirit and creative drive.


Up to 9 locations in Europe

NEOLAiA  is the alliance of young European Universities for digital natives.


World Class Educators

NEOLAiA includes partners from all types of higher education institutions and covers a broad geographic scope across Europe.

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Frequently Asked

What is NEOLAiA?

NEOLAiA is the alliance of young European Universities for digital natives, which stands for inclusion, provides personal and tailor-made answers, strengthens democracy and encourages its members to make a difference, becoming game-changers. 

Which is our main objective?

NEOLAiA wants to raise the potential of our regions. Empowering regions means strengthening democracy, preventing populism, fostering inclusion, exploiting the potential of heterogeneity, countering extremism, and making excellent research and teaching an everyday experience.

Which are our work areas?

We are working daily on developing a wide range of innovative activities in the areas of Teaching, Diversity, Inclusion, Mobility, Research, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Dissemination and Extra-curricular Activities (geared towards the creation of a multilingual and multicultural European University).

What does the European Universities initiative stand for?

The aim of this initiative is to bring together a new generation of creative Europeans capable of cooperating across languages, borders and disciplines to address societal challenges and skills shortages faced in Europe.

What are the universities comprised in NEOLAiA like?

The engine of this well-balanced strategic partnership and the soul of our universities is the perfect embodiment of diversity, the highest commitment to European values, the fresh spirit and creative drive of young universities, strong regional connectivity, and an ideal starting position for developing application-oriented, technological and entrepreneurial knowledge and its transfer to the regional environment.

What / Who do we want to empower?
  • Regions and their citizens to combat populism. 
  • Inclusion to discover hidden talents. 
  • Digital natives to connect Europe. 
  • Democracy to improve well-being. 
  • Courage to master global challenges.
Can your institution be part of NEOLAiA?

If you are part or the representative of a university or institution that is aligned with the NEOLAiA values and interested in cooperating with us in one or more of our activities, feel free to contact us.

How can you contact us?

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