Sylvain Schirmann is a professor of contemporary history at Sciences Po Strasbourg, where he was Director from 2006 to 2015. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair on the History of European Construction and has also taught at the College of Europe. He is now the Coordinator of the Jean-Monnet Centre, which was launched on 6 November and is part of Sciences Po Strasbourg. The centre is made up of French and German researchers, and fulfils a threefold role of education, research and opening up to civil society. The centre has planned many projects promoting Strasbourg on an international scale. It is a first for France, with a tri-national Bachelor’s degree in the pipeline for 2021, in partnership with the Eucor cross-border network, research seminars and, finally, a festival of European geopolitics.