Next public event organized by the Foundation in Lausanne


Date and time : Wednesday 18 october 2017, 5pm to 7pm.


Location : room 263 Internef on the campus of the University of Lausanne in Dorigny.


Title : Encouraging sustainable mobility: the challenge for international organisations.


Conference of José Viegas, professor à Lisbon University, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (OECD) until August 2017.


With the participation of Patrick Oliva, co-founder of Paris Process for Mobility and Climate and member of the Foundation’s Transport Expertise Group.


The event will be moderated by Pat Cox, President of the Foundation, former President of the European Parliament and of the European International Movement.


Simultaneous English – French translation.


Free entry. Registration required (

The Building of Europe : Conference of the Directeur Gilles Grin


Director of the Foundation, Gilles Grin, was invited by the French Embassy in Riga, in the context of Europe Day. On 10 May 2017, he also gave a lecture at the University of Latvia on “The Building of Europe: history and current challenges”.

Mario Draghi receives the Gold Medal of the Foundation

On May 4th 2017, the President of the Foundation, Pat Cox, awarded the president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi with the Foundation’s Gold Medal. This award aims to recognize a major figure of the current European scene. Mario Draghi, leading his institution with vision and pragmatism, has worked towards the preservation and development of a consolidated Europe during a particularly challenging period.

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Commemoration of the 60 years of the Treaty of Rome

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the Foundation has organised within its walls on Thursday, 30th of March and in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, a commemorative event reuniting for a night the six ambassadors of the founding member states of the European communities in Bern.

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Release of two new issues of the Debates and Documents Collection

This March 2017, marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the Foundation is pleased to present you its newest issues of the Debates and Documents Collection. Published for the first time in 2014, this publications are born with the aim to -each time- contribute to a historical and prospective reflection of its readers.

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216 Red Books

On February 9th 2014, Swiss citizens voted against the current European immigration flow, asking for it to decrease. However, the same day, these same citizens said ‘yes’ to more mobility, accepting a fund for the development of railways. How can we explain this tension?

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The Jacques Delors’ archives may be consultated at the Foundation

© Commission des Communautés européennes, Bruxelles
© Commission of the European Communities, Brussels

The Jacques Delors Institute opened in January 2016 the archives of the former president of the European Commission.

The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe is a partner organisation. The Jacques Delors’ archives are consultable, among others, at the Foundation.


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