How to live Europe
the Hippocrene Foundation is a state-approved non-profit-making organisation that aims to strengthen cohesion between young Europeans. The philosophy of the Foundation is in line with the march to European integration that began in the 1950s. What is most often at the root of creation and progress is the meeting between men and institutions on the occasion of concrete projects. "We are uniting people", Jean Monnet would say.
Starting from this idea, the Foundation has made it its mission to support concrete and innovative projects in relation with Rurope and youth and to foster meetings and networkings
The Foundation supports institutional, cultural and humanitarian projects with a European dimension. To submit a grant application to the Hippocrene Foundation, head to the heading "European project"/"How to submit a project".
Since 2006, Michèle Guyot-Roze, the President, and Nicole Merville, the Vice-President, have carried on the mission anad the philosophy of the Foundation that was created in 1992 by their parents, Jean and Mona Guyot.
The name of the Foundation is a reference to the legendary fountain, fabled to have burst forth when the ground was struck by the hoof of Pegasus. Hippocrene became a much favoured source of inspiration to poets and Muses alike.
Since 2001, the former agency of architect Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945), founder of the Union of Modern Artists (1929), has served as the Foundation's headquarters. This prime example of modern architecture offers an ideal setting for the promotion of different forms of artistic expression. Neither a museum nor an art centre, the Hippocrene Foundation is a dynamic meeting place for painters, musicians, philosophers, psychoanalysts and writers, all united by a common desire to transcend national boundaries.
The Hippocrene Foundation is a member of the Centre Français des Fondations.