The European projects platform (2PE) - Bretagne

A regional platform designed to support the European opening up of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in Brittany

The European projects platform (2PE) - Bretagne is a pool of competences that supports and promotes the participation of the Breton academic community in the European framework programs dedicated to research and innovation, Horizon Europe and lifelong learning, Erasmus +.

Since 2014, the regional academic community has been involved in 140 Horizon 2020 projects representing more than 79 million euros and more than 30 Erasmus + collaborative projects (results updated 30/04/2018).

1. A common engineering pool of competences on European projects
Dedicated to support and promote the regional scientific community involvement in the European Research Area (ERA) and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the 2PE team works in close cooperation with the research units, the departments and the academic authorities through a network of dedicated contact persons. This enables the 2PE to customize its services to the needs of each of the academic actors currently involved in Brittany.

2. Regional contact point
In order to serve the research and higher education system, in close link with the Regional Council of Brittany, the 2PE platform:

  • promotes and facilitates the implementation of “Boost Europe”, the regional financial support system for professors and researchers setting up European proposals;
  • monitors and promotes the regional participation in the EU frameworks programs Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +;
  • participates in the implementation of common actions in the field of Europe’s opening, in particular through the mobilisation of its competences in favor of structuring projects at a regional level.

Funded by the Regional Council of Brittany, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the 2PE platform is supported by the University of Rennes 1 on behalf of Brittany’s academic community as a whole.