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College of Europe

The European construction has changed – and keeps changing – the history of a whole continent, the lives of hundreds of millions of European citizens and Europe’s role in the world.

Ever since its foundation at the very start of it the College of Europe has had the mission to make well selected postgraduate students understand the political, legal, economic and international core issues, challenges and potentials of this unique process. This not for art’s sake, but to prepare them for leadership functions requiring a strategic understanding of European issues.

The College fulfils this mission by constantly adapting its programmes and the composition of its teaching faculty to European developments, by challenging its students’ minds with the different perspectives of senior academics and practitioners from over twenty-five different countries and numerous professional backgrounds, and by providing them with a very special – and intense – experience of living and working together in an international social and cultural context.