Founding President of the Jacques Delors Institute
Jacques Delors was president of the European Commission from 1985 to 1995. He had previously been minister of finance in France. In October 1996, Jacques Delors founded the research institute Notre Europe and is today its founding president. In May 2000 he was appointed president of the CERC (Conseil de l'emploi, des revenus et de la cohésion sociale) until July 2009.
He was a member of Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas's cabinet (1969-1972), then associate professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine (1974-1979) and director of the research centre 'Work and Society'.
From May 1981 to July 1984, he was Minister of Economics and Finance.
From 1992 to 1996, he chaired UNESCO's International Commission on Education for the 21st century.
He was appointed "European Citizen of honor" by the European Council of 24th and 25th June 2015.
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