Conference of Pat Cox, new President of the Foundation


From economic crisis to political crisis in the European Union?


On Thursday 12 March 2015, Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament and of the European Movement International, delivered on the Lausanne University campus his inaugural conference as new President of the Foundation. The Conference was opened by José Maria Gil-Robles, former President of the Foundation, who introduced Pat Cox to the public which amounted to about 300 people.

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Call for applications for the Henri Rieben Scholarship of the Foundation (academic year 2015-2016)

The Henri Rieben Scholarship of the Foundation is put in contest for the fifth consecutive year.

Amounting to 3 ‘ 000 CHF per month, the scholarship allows advanced doctoral researchers from around the world to stay in the premises of the Foundation for a duration of one to six months (between September 1, 2015 and July 15, 2016).

Whatever the discipline of the researchers, their doctoral thesis will have to regard the history or the stakes of the European integration process, or else the relations between Switzerland and Europe.

The Scholarship encourages the consultation and exploitation of the archives of the Foundation which also cover the first half of the 20th century and relate to other European issues.

The grant holder will be based at the Farm of Dorigny, headquarters of the Foundation, situated on the Lausanne University Campus.

The applications submission deadline is set to April 6, 2015. The file must be electronically submitted to the secretariat of the Foundation ( Decisions will be notified to the candidates in the course of the second half of June 2014.


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A tour of Europe in nine months to meet young people


The Foundation supports the Europe Next Door project of a young professional in the communication field. Her name is Suzanne Alibert, age 26, She undertakes a tour of the capitals of Europe in nine months and 28 stages.

She will leave in April, 2015 to meet young people and ask about their vision of Europe, their feeling of membership, their identities, and their expectations. She also tries to better understand the impact of Europe on young people on a daily basis. She will recount her journey and her meetings on various communication mediums (digital magazine, photo exhibition, ebook).

The Foundation will welcome Suzanne Alibert from March 16 till 19,2015. Therefore She will be able to meet Swiss young people on the campus of the University of Lausanne. Those who wish to meet her on this occasion can contact her directly.

Reach the site of the project Europe Next Door

You can also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter