Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe
|(French) Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe|
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The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe is an organisation which supports initiatives dedicated to the construction of European unity. The foundation is inspired by the thinking, methods and actions of Jean Monnet.
The origins of the foundation date from a meeting between Jean Monnet and Henri Rieben in 1955 and it is located at the "Farm of Dorigny", in the heart of the campus of the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Gold Medals of the Foundation
The Gold Medal of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe (Médaille d'or de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l'Europe) was awarded to:
- 1996: Juan Carlos, King of Spain
- 2000: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of Italy
- 2002: Ferenc Mádl, President of the Republic of Hungary
- 2007: Helmut Kohl, former Chancellor of Germany
- 2008: Jean-Claude Juncker, former Prime Ministers of Luxembourg
Presidents of the Foundation
- 1978-2005: Henri Rieben
- 2006-2008: Bronislaw Geremek
- 2009-2014: José Maria Gil-Robles
- Since 2015: Pat Cox
The Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe published various documents, such as:
- "Red Books" collection
- 215 titles since 1957 (as of 2015)
- "Debates and Documents Collection"
- Issue 1: Jean-Marc Ferry, Les voies de la relance européenne, April 2014
- Issue 2: Gilles Grin, Méthode communautaire et fédéralisme : le legs de Jean Monnet à travers ses archives, September 2014
- Issue 3: Pat Cox, From Economic Crisis to Political Crisis in the European Union?, September 2015 (also available in French with the title De la crise économique à une crise politique dans l'Union européenne ?)
- Issue 4: José Maria Gil-Robles, L'investiture de la Commission européenne : vers un gouvernement parlementaire pour l'Union européenne, December 2015
- Issue 5: Renaud Dehousse, Quelle union politique en Europe ?, May 2016
- Issue 6: Pat Cox, Europe after Brexit, July 2016
Notes and references
- Jean Monnet (1888-1979)
- Overview and statutes of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe (oage visited on 28 January 2015).
- Olivier Perrin, "Jean Monnet, l'Européen dont l'héritage vit à Lausanne", Le Temps, Wednesday 13 July 2016 (page visited on 13 July 2016).
- "Red Books" collection, Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe (page visited on 4 August 2016).
- Launch of the "Debates and Documents Collection", Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, April 2014 (page visited on 4 August 2016).
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