The future of the euro: solidarity and irreversibility

The Director of the Foundation, Gilles Grin, published a contribution in the newspaper Le Temps on August 20th, 2015. On his personnal behalf, he expresses himself on euro related issues.


The United Kingdom in Europe: in or out?

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12th European dialogue of the Foundation

On June 15th 2015, the day after the Scottish referendum and as an aftermath to the General Election in the United Kingdom (“UK”), the Foundation organised on Lausanne University campus a contradictory debate on the UK’s role in Europe, particularly in the light of the upcoming referendum putting at stake its stay in the European Union (EU).

Around president Pat Cox, who moderated the debates, were the following British distinguished gests: Martin Howe, Lord Hannay of Chiswick, Martin Bailey and John Peet.

See the report and the film of the 12th European Dialogue

On the same day, Pat Cox, the Foundation’s president, granted an interview on that same subject to the Swiss Romande Radio, which was broadcast in the evening as part of the Forum program. He also commented on the Greek current issues as well as on the migration challenges.

Click here to listen to the Pat Cox interview

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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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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