• General information


    Sciences Po Strasbourg was founded in 1945 as the offspring of the Second World War. It is a prestigious Grande École within the University of Strasbourg, and one of the oldest French Institutes of Political Studies (IEP). Sciences Po Strasbourg offers students an interdisciplinary formation in the fields of history, economics, sociology, law, international relations and indeed, political science. Science Po’s graduates are to be found as executives in both the public and private sector, although the interdisciplinarity allows for very diverse career opportunities.

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  • Role of the institution regarding cross-border issues

    Sciences Po Strasbourg has been part of several Jean Monnet Actions, among which the current network “Borders in Motion” (FRONTEM), the Franco-German Excellence Centre, and two Chairs “European narratives of borders” (one in History of European Integration and the other in EU law).

    Sciences Po Strasbourg also leads, as part of its Jean Monnet actions, several events, allowing for cross-border researchers, PhD candidates and actors to meet and exchange about cross-border cooperation and conflict resolution.

    Different master’s degree courses allow for members of partner institutions to provide classes on cross-border related subjects in Sciences Po Strasbourg, as the master “Administration Locale et Régionale en Europe” or “Frontières: Coopérations et Conflits.”

  • References regarding cross-border issues


    • Master’s curriculum “International Relations”
      • “Borders: cooperations and conflicts.”
      • “Development and international cooperation.”
      • “International negotiations and expertise.”
      • Double-diploma with UCLouvain: “European Studies.”
      • Double-diploma with Glendon College (Toronto): “Public affairs and international relations.”

    Sciences Po Strasbourg offers other master-level courses (not TEIN partner) in which members of the network teach classes such as: Public Administration, European Law, European and International Studies, Finance and Political Science.

    Students from the master “Borders: cooperations and conflicts” with Birte Wassenberg during one of the events set up by the Chair in history of European integration.

    Research / Applied research : Jean Monnet Actions

    • Network “Borders in Motion” (FRONTEM, piloted by Birte Wassenberg);
    • Franco-German Centre of Excellence (CE) (coordinated by Birte Wassenberg);
    • Chair in EU law: “European narratives on borders”, by Frédérique Berrod;
    • Chair in history of European integration: “European narratives on borders”, by Birte Wassenberg.

    For more information: http://centre-jean-monnet.unistra.fr/


    • Focus-groups and research seminars by FRONTEM (& partners) at 5 European borders since 2019;
    • Castle Talks (chairs, round-tables and student’s presentations) and Borderwalk (CE) at the château of Pourtalès, March 1st and 2nd 2023, before on November 28th and 29th 2022;
    • Cinema cycles (CE) « Questions d’Europe » in which once a month, films are projected, followed by a discussion on them (last projection in March 2022);
    • Webinars (all JM actions), as the round-table on effects of Covid19 on the migration crisis (CE);
    • Visits to museums (history chair).

    Participants of the Castle Talks, in front of the château de Pourtalès.


    • Center of excellence:
      • Schirmann, Sylvain & Libera, Martial (eds.), « Péripéries européennes », Peter Lang (édition), 2022, 324 p.
      • Beck, Joachim (Dir.), « La coopération transfrontalière après la pandémie », Peter Lang (éditions), 2021, 612p.
      • Schirmann, Sylvain, « Le traité de Francfort et l’ordre européen », Peter Lang (éditions), à paraître.
    • FRONTEM :
      • Collective book « Borders in Motion: Which Models for the EU?  », à paraître.
      • Special issue Borders in Globalization, à paraître.
      • Toolkit on models of border management, with Euroinstitut Kehl, à paraître.
    • Wassenberg, Birte (Dir.), “Frontières, acteurs et representations d’Europe mélange en l’honneur de Sylvain Schirmann,” Peter Lang (éditions), 2022, 539p.