70 years Europa-Institut

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University is the second oldest institution of its kind in Europe. For 70 years, the Europa-Institut has been excellently educating young academics from all over the world in European and international law.

For more than four decades the institute, which is located at the axis of Strasbourg-Luxembourg-Brussels, has offered an internationally renowned Master's degree in European and international law. Since then, more than 5,000 students from all over the worldhave graduated from the program and now hold positions in European and international organizations, internationally oriented law firms, international companies as well as in national governments and administrations.

In 2021, various online events are planned in this regard. We will keep you regularly updated on this subject on our website and in the EI-News Magazine.


As part of the celebrations of 70 years Europa-Institut and 25 years EVER e.V. a joint lecture program with alumni of the Europa-Institut is planned. The lectures will take place regularly online every 4 weeks and cover different research topics.


Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 5 p.m. via Zoom

Rupert Schaefer
Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
speaks on
Financial innovation and digital assets from a regulatory perspective

REGISTRATION: Please register until 30 March, noon, via this LINK for the lecture and we will send you the Zoom Link via E-mail.

The event is organized as part of the Saarbrücker Europa-Runde in cooperation with the ASKO Europa-Stiftung and the IHK Saarland.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 5 p.m. via Zoom

Dr. Christian von Buttlar LLM, NATO Headquarters, Head of the Secretary General's Liaison Office to NATO Agencies, speaks as alumnus on
Transatlantic security relations - institutional and political challenges

Around 100 participants from all over the world attended the online lecture by Dr. Christian von Buttlar on 23 February
On February 23, Dr. Christian von Buttlar (LLM), NATO Headquarters, Head of the Secretary General's Liaison Office to NATO Agencies gave an alumni lecture on "Transatlantic security relations - institutional and political challenges". Almost 100 participants from all over the world and different time zones joined and listened with interest to Dr. Christian von Buttlar's lecture. The lecture was the kick-off event of a series of online lectures on the occasion of the anniversary year 70 years Europa-Institut | 25 years EVER e.V. and took place in cooperation with the ASKO Europa-Stiftung and the IHK Saarland in the framework of the Saarbrücker Europa-Runde. 

25 years EVER e.V.

The Europa-Institut alumni association EVER e.V. is responsible for maintaining contact with alumni of the Master's program at the Europa-Institut. Through numerous events, an international network of alumni is being established which allows for information exchange beyond the duration of the program. Regular meetings between alumni of the program are organized in various European cities to exchange memories and to form new contacts as well as to maintain old ones.

EVER was founded in 1996 by students of the Europa-Institut and incorporated as an association in 2002 (EVER e.V.). The number of members has been increasing continuously over the years: approximately half of the members live in Germany, whilst the other half is based abroad both within and outside of Europe, in countries around the globe. EVER members profit from access to an international network spanning the whole world and this enables alumni to stay in contact with each other and the Europa-Institut after their graduation.

Certified excellence

The Europa-Institut is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).  It stands for high educational standards, close contact and regular exchange with institutions in the European Union, the Council of Europe as well as with the German Federal Foreign Office.

The Europa-Institut was thoroughly examined and certified by the ACQUIN agency within the context of the system accreditation of Saarland University.
The program accreditation states that the Europa-Institut offers both excellent research opportunities and excellent quality in teaching.

The Europa-Institut also received the "Certificate for Quality of Internationalisation (CeQuInt)" for the successful implementation of an internationalization strategy in its Master's program.