About 3IN Alliance
3IN Alliance - the European University of inclusion, integration and involvement - was established in 2019 as a knowledge creating and learning community consisting of 95 000 students, 8 000 teachers, researchers and administrators, and hundreds of stakeholders at initially six, and, since 13.2.2020, seven diverse HEIs located in all parts of Europe.
The fundamental purpose of the 3IN Alliance, and its ambitious long-term goal, is to co-create an innovative European University modus operandi for a better world - a world where no one is left behind. In our mission for a world where no one is left behind, 3IN Alliance member institutions are committed to sharing and combining intellectual capacity, human and material resources, and experience and ideas in the areas of education; research, development and innovation activities; support services; and partnerships.
This commitment takes concrete form in our joint long-term strategy comprising a step-by-step action plan by 2023 to integrate all levels and functions of the 3IN Alliance institutions within a joint European University. In the long run, 3IN Alliance aims at creating and fostering European best practices and models in our thematic focus areas, which can be globally applied e.g. in Africa.
The 3IN approach builds on three “IN’s”: inclusion at individual level; integration at institutional level; and involvement at societal level. We see inclusiveness as an individual-level approach for enabling all students to access and participate in HE equally. 3IN members endorse the idea that better exploitation of the often-underused skill potential of disadvantaged youth and other disadvantaged groups can have significant impact not only on the lives of these people, but also for European societies, labour markets, and international competitiveness more generally. The second “IN” refers to integration at institutional level, and this is the core principle of the European University. The third “IN” refers to the involvement of society at large, and to the impacts that the EUI can make.