OPT-IN: New postgraduate program for the training of transnational and intercultural operators for the defense of nature and the construction of peace in the Andean community


The OPT-IN project has the overall objective of developing a transnational and intercultural culture in the countries of the Andean Community (CAN) to strengthen policy integration between the Andean countries and between Europe and CAN with emphasis on peace and nature defence.

This objective will be accomplished by means of an innovative academic program in social, political and legal sciences in Latin American Universities partners.

Therefore, the project has the following objectives:

  • Build a professional profile of transnational and intercultural operator (OPT-IN) with comparative, multidisciplinary and cross-cultural skills that still does not exist in LLM Latin American programs.
  • Activate an innovative Master, with a new teaching methodology and the study of subjects not included organically in the currently instituted Masters. This new proposal aims to enrich the LLM proposals and positively impact on career opportunities for students within the context of Latin American integration and international EU-CAN relations.


Coordinator: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna


  • Universidad de Castilla-la Mancia, Toledo (ES)

  • Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (FR)

  • Università degli Studi di Siena (IT)

  • Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (CO)

  • Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (EC)

  • Flacso Ecuador (EC)

  • Universidad Libre (CO)


The project is co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programm as part of the Key Actions 2: Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.