The Robert Schuman Institute (RSI) is the European educational centre for politicians and parties belonging to the political family of the European People’s Party (EPP).
While many EPP parties have their own foundations and training institutions, RSI is unique in focusing on the European level. Our seminars, trainings, and conferences involve participants, speakers and cooperating partners from several countries.
Training is not a sideline activity in politics. It is responsibility for the formation of politicians, investment in the next generation political party, but also a must for winning the upcoming election. In the EU’s neighbourhood it is about raising the new pro-European elite with center-right convictions and ensuring their countries keep on track even when the first euphoric moments of transition have passed.
RSI fulfils its mission by acting through cooperation. It does not only work with the EPP organisations in Brussels but also the training institutes and foundations from member parties both inside and outside the EU. The number of partners is growing annually and we are open to further joint initiatives.
Since 1991 the RSI has been promoting the idea of a united Europe and the basic values of the EPP / Christian Democracy, supporting the process of democratic transformation, the development of civil societies and of the EPP affiliated parties through education and training.
RSI also facilitates the information flow between EU members, accession countries and other European states through building a cross-border network between international participants and speakers sharing the same values and political orientation.
The EPP and the RSF Luxemburg are key stakeholders and their financial support ensures the functioning of the RSI office.