The "Mots-CLE" took shape in 2014 with the publication of the first edition of the Research Horizons of young PhD students from the Erasmus Mundus Master in European Literary Cultures. The first volume gathers several articles presented during a conference in Bologna, that took place in July 2013. The articles and the conference are important for their content and for their symbolism: the students, enrolled in various European universities, showed that friendship, collaboration and the sharing of languages, cultures and personal histories not only enrich the research itself but they also improve all individuals and society.
The organization of these conferences, each year, represents a success on several levels: the first steps of the CLE Master Alumni into the world of research continue to be encouraged and assisted; the group is growing in size, with the older students trying to meet and discuss together. This represents above all the desire to believe in the power of youth to change the world, in an intercultural way.