On 6 July 2023, Eugénie Fabriès-Lecea, Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the Centre de Droit des Affaires of Toulouse Capitole University, was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in 'European Insolvency Law: Europe's Challenges' by the European Commission. The EURINS Chair has been singled out for two reasons: on the one hand, the theme chosen, which makes it the first European Chair in insolvency law, and on the other, the fact that it is a European Chair which, for the first time within the institution, rewards work carried out in private law.

Eugénie Fabriès-Lecea is responsible for the pedagogical and scientific management of the Chair, with the help of a Steering Committee made up of academics recognised for their expertise in insolvency law. The Chair is awarded for 3 years with a grant for its activities.

A European Chair for training and research in European insolvency law

The Chair's training and research activities are organised around three areas of interest to the European Union:
  • Axis 1 - EU international insolvency law,
  • Axis 2 - Harmonisation of national insolvency laws,
  • Axis 3 - Social expertise in European insolvency law.

The EURINS Chair is developing a range of training courses delivered by a teaching team made up of academics and professionals. In addition to the courses offered in various Master's degrees in business law and employment law, an ESALED DU has been specially created to train professionals in the employment law issues facing companies in difficulty. Summer schools and doctoral seminars are also organised during the period of the Chair.

The EURINS Chair's research activities are carried out by a team of renowned researchers, and take the form of publications in peer-reviewed journals, podcasts accessible on the Chair's website, and conferences and symposia. Partnerships with professionals and European and international networks are also being set up to consolidate interactions between the academic world and the socio-economic world.