One of the most important aspects of the Institute of the Americas is its international projection on the American continent.
By setting up twelve international centres, the IdA seeks to ensure the spread of French research about the Americas and to promote French higher education.
These international centres are run in the premises of French institutions, universities and American partners by PhD students enjoying PhD contracts marked “Institute of the Americas”.
The Institute works within the frame of the priorities defined by the European Union and benefits from the support of European and International Mission for Research, Innovation and Higher Education (EIMRIHE) conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research together with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
EU-LAC Foundation (European Union-Latino America & Caribbean)
The Institute of the Americas leads since January 2011 a strategic partnership on behalf of France to the EU-LAC Foundation. The actions developed within the framework of the partnership favour the analysis and strengthening of bi-regional relations, the Europeanization of French projects in Latin America and Caribbean, and the enhancement of academic and research networks.