Course of the Foundation

The course of the Foundation at the UNIL, which is given by the director Gilles Grin, starts again on 20 February 2017.

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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Pourquoi l’euro ? – Une perspective historique qui reste actuelle

Publication by Gilles Grin, director of the Foundation, available on the internet page of the Swiss Association for Foreign Policy (SGA-ASPE), January 2017.

International colloquium of the Foundation “Forms of Europe : of the European Union and of other organisations”


The international colloquium of the Foundation, approaching the theme “Forms of Europe : of the European Union and of other organisations”, took place during the day of Friday 21st and during the morning of Saturday 22nd October 2016. About 200 persons joined the scientific event in order to attempt to the communications of until fifteen experts. A summary and pictures of the events, as well as the videos of the keynote speech, are available in the full article.

Conference by Jean Zwahlen, member of the Foundation Council

Conference by Jean Zwahlen, senior Advisor for Asia, Union  Bancaire  Privée – UBP SA, former ambassador, former member of the Executive Board of the SNB, on the theme of « La banque nationale suisse dans les tourbillons des crises financières », held at the Château de Penthes, on Monday 19th Septembre 2016 for the Swiss Forum for International Affairs (Forum Suisse de politique internationale – FSPI)