Economics, Management, Business, Vision, Cooperation: Training students in an international environment


Designing the European University together

Ecotopia aims to train enlightened citizens and leaders who embrace their future careers and engagements with enthusiasm and confidence in a globalized context. Ecotopia graduates will be highly skilled in the fields of economics, management, finance, or business. They will also show adaptability and an enduring taste for lifelong learning and cooperation.

Fundamentally, Ecotopia graduates will be trained to embed sustainability in their projects and responses to challenges throughout their careers, and their lives as engaged citizens of the world.

A network of Bachelors in Economics and Business

Ecotopia partners have decided to join their forces to offer a 3-year programme simultaneously and in close collaboration on their campuses. They provide participating students the unique opportunity to work in international teams at Bachelor level.

Two summer schools,
one in Ljubljana and one in Rabat (on the ESSEC Business School campus) complete the programme. The first works as an accelerator in the creation of the learning community; the second will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The programme grants successful students a European certification, in addition to their main national or school degree.

The partners

Ecotopia involves six partners so far and will be launched in September 2022.

  • Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • CY Cergy Paris University, Institute of Economics and Management, France
  • ESSEC Business School, CY Initiative of Excellence, France
  • University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, Slovenia
  • Pompeu Fabra University-Barcelona, ESCI, Spain


"The economics departments and business schools involved will take advantage of the project to redesign their institutional colaboration. We want to build a European Master's degree in Economics by 2050, unique in its focus on global issues.
Professor Matthieu Martin, Institute of Economics and Management, CY Cergy Paris University

Ecotopia relies on the EUTOPIA alliance to offer students an international education pathway oriented towards sustainable development.

This dynamic is perfectly in line with both the ambitions of the member institutions and European policies on societal transition. EUTOPIA is positioning itself as a key player in the field of education for a sustainable future while empowering its students with the knowledge and skills that are essential for their careers as high-profile economics, management, finance, and business professionals.