College of Europe in Natolin
An iconic location, story
“This College of Europe at Natolin is more than the symbol of Europe found once again, it is the hope represented in this beautiful historic place. The hope that exchanges can multiply for greater mutual understanding and fraternity”
– Jacques Delors, 26 May 1994
The College of Europe in Natolin was established in 1992 in Warsaw at the time of the reintegration of the European continent after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Today, with its postgraduate Master of Arts in European Interdisciplinary Studies, it is the cutting edge of academic study of new developments in the EU and its neighbourhoods. Every year, it attracts students from all over Europe and beyond who are seeking a truly multicultural experience and an international career.
A unique campus in a dynamic metropolis
The setting of the The College of Europe in Natolin is truly unique. Located in a 120-hectare historical park and nature reserve, formerly the royal hunting grounds of the King of Poland, it remains a quiet island of green close to the city center of Warsaw.
A thriving and fast-developing metropolis of 1.7 million inhabitants and 250,000 students, Warsaw is a rich cultural, political and business hub. It hosts the headquarters of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX and the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
An ideal starting point to discover “Wider Europe”
The location in Poland, a country close to the Eastern frontier of the European Union, makes it an ideal starting point for the exploration of the political and socio-economic impact of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe and in the EU’s neighbourhoods.
During the academic year, Natolin students can benefit from two inspiring study trips in the EU and beyond—in countries like Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Tunisia and others—immersing them in topical issues on the ground with decision makers, key experts and leading representatives of civil society.