NEOLAiA is a close-knit alliance of seven young, dynamically developing higher education institutions based in small and mid-sized cities in the regions beyond metropolises:
- Bielefeld University (Germany)
- University of Jaén (Spain)
- Örebro University (Sweden)
- University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
- University of Salerno (Italy)
- University “Ștefan cel Mare” of Suceava (Romania).
- Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania).