A European Label: the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence


In 2012, Toulouse Capitole University was awarded the “Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence” label. Only ten centres in Europe, among which only two in France (Toulouse and Nice), had been granted this golden pass to success. The awarding of the “Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence” label does attest to the quality of the research and teaching work carried out on European issues at UT Capitole. It also generates strong international exposure.

In 2017, the members of the Research Institute in Comparative,International and European Law (IRDEIC) have once again been singled out by the European Commission: Nathalie Valdeyron has obtained a Jean Monnet Chair when Marc Blanquet has been appointed the head of the new Europe Capitole Centre for Excellence.

What is Jean Monnet centre for excellence ?

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are institutes or structures clearly defined as being specialized in European integration studies. They bring together within one or more participating higher education institutions the scientific, human and documentary resources necessary for European integration studies. Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence may be located within a single higher education institution or may be the subject of collaboration between several higher education institutions located in the same city or region.

A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence is created at the University Toulouse Capitole (already holding a Jean Monnet Chair) on the basis of its training offer displayed in the framework of the European Law School and on the basis of its scientific know-how in the framework of its research center IRDEIC (Research Institute for European, International and Comparative Law).