The Madariaga – College of Europe Centre

The Madariaga – College of Europe Centre

Challenging Citizens

Working to promote citizen’s ownership of the European democratic space, using controversy as a methodology to stir up citizen’s interest in the EU.

Empowering Europe

Developing European responses for a world marked by challenges and opportunities global in nature and by the rise of new powers.

The Madariaga-College of Europe Centre is dedicated to promoting original thinking on the role of the European Union in an era of global change, engaging citizens and international partners in a creative debate on the issues that shape Europe’s future. Through events and research the Centre pursues a two-fold mission of challenging the citizen and empowering Europe.

Letter by Pierre DEFRAIGNE in response to the article by James PANICHI entitled "China-backed think tank exits Brussels"

The Centre is directed by Pierre DEFRAIGNE. It bears the name of the founder of the College of Europe: Spanish writer, historian, diplomat and philosopher Salvador DE MADARIAGA (1886-1978).



Madariaga-College of Europe Centre

Dijver 11 – BE-8000 Bruges

Tel. +32-496-58-35-80 

Mail. pierre.defraigne [at]