The Europa-Institut at Saarland University is the second oldest institution of its kind in Europe. For more than 70 years now, the Europa-Institut has been 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. We keep you informed about all activities of the Europa-Institut continuously on our website and via our Social Media Channels. We inform you about the history of the Europa-Institut, our alumni association EVER e.V. as well as about the activities that took place in the anniversary year 2021 on the occasion of 70 years Europa-Institut | 25 years EVER e.V. below.



"Europa lässt sich nicht mit einem Schlag herstellen" – 70 Jahre Europa-Institut der Universität des Saarlandes

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Europa-Institut, a special volume of the Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS) has been published and is now available from Nomos (https://www.nomos-shop.de/nomos/titel/europa-laesst-sich-nicht-mit-einem-schlag-herstellen-70-jahre-europa-institut-der-universitaet-des-saarlandes-id-101016/). The special volume contains 14 contributions in German and English on current topics in European and international law, especially in the areas of business law, human rights protection, and international dispute resolution. The contributions were written by lecturers at the Europa-Institut and cover a wide range of topics, such as regional integration in Southeast Asia, counterclaims in investment protection proceedings, global taxation, the realization of social human rights through access to information, and borderless Europe in times of pandemic.

The first contribution of the special volume, which is available in both German and English, was written by the two editors and directors of the Europa-Institut, Prof. Dr. Thomas Giegerich and Prof. Dr. Marc Bungenberg. This article deals, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary, with the yesterday, today and tomorrow of the Europa-Institut and is published under the title "The Europa Institut: 70 years of scientific companion of the European integration process as "crown and symbol" of Saarland University".

The article about the history of the Europa-Institut can be accessed in full length here.


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 took place that covered different research topics. Also, an anniversary conference on "Supply Chains Responsibilities" took place on 12 November 2021.


Tuesday, 01 June 2021, 12 p.m. via Zoom

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast
Rechtsanwalt | Notar | Managing Partner bei Schalast Rechtsanwälte Notare
speaks (in German) as an alumnus on

"Börsenmäntel, Beteiligungshüllen und SPACs in Europa: Mode, Boom oder Menetekel?"

REGISTRATION: Please register until 31 May, 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, 30 March 2021, 5 p.m. via Zoom

Rupert Schaefer
Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA
speaks as an alumnus 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

The lecture is 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 takes place in cooperation with the ASKO Europa-Stiftung and the IHK Saarland within the framework of the Saarbrücker Europa-Runde. 

70 years Europa-Institut anniversary conference on "Supply Chains Responsibilities - New Challenges under European and International Law" on 12 November 2021 from 9 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. CET at the Europa-Institut (Campus Saarland University, Building B2 1). 

The program can be found here.


  • Frank Hoffmeister, European Commission

  • Elif Askin, University of Zurich | Max Planck Institute Heidelberg

  • Mark Pieth, University of Basel

  • Dieter Lang, Taylor Wessing



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.