Simone Veil promotion 2017-18

Simone VEIL, first president of the directly-elected European Parliament and the first woman president of any EU institution, passed away on 30 June 2017. Through her indefatigable and profoundly human engagement she has left her mark on the European construction, the evolution of the rights of women in Europe and the combat against anti-Semitism. The College of Europe has therefore decided to pay tribute to her by giving the name of Simone Veil to its 2017/18 promotion instead of that of the great European writer Marguerite YOURCENAR as originally planned.