On Monday, April 28th, 2014, the headquarters of the Regional Council of Aquitaine in Bordeaux hosted the ceremony of transmission of the Presidency of the Euroregion Aquitany Euskadi between the current president, Alain Rousset, President of Regional Council of Aquitaine, and Iñigo Urkullu, President of the Basque Government.
The Rectors of the Universities of the Basque Country and Bordeaux, Manuel Tunon de Lara and Iñaki Goiricelaia participated in this event with other high representatives of their organization and the directors of the Campus of International Excellence of the two universities, Euskampus and IdEx Bordeaux.
Alain Rousset took the opportunity to highlight the strategical dimension of the project of the Cross-border Euroregional Campus University of Bordeaux-Euskampus for the Euroregion. An objective of the Euroregion is to « intensify cooperation on matters of higher education and research, building the knowledge economy of the future » as mentioned in the Euroregional project. The Cross-border Euroregional Campus aims to contribute to this objective.