Established as Fondation Internationale Triffin / Triffin International Foundation in 2002, at the Université Catholique de Louvain, to preserve the intellectual heritage of the Belgian/US economist Robert Triffin (1911-1993) and to address the new problems of our global economy in light of his ideas, since September 2015 it has been renamed Robert Triffin International (RTI).
The RTI current aims are threefold:
- to promote research on the life and work of the economist Robert Triffin attaching particular value to the role he played as an advocate of European integration.
- to foster the debate on a necessary reform of the international monetary system, reaching out to a wide audience, and especially to the young generations, with workshops, seminars, conferences, lectures and printed and electronic publications, etc.
- to support education in the field of monetary integration through the Robert Triffin Chair at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve.
Since September 2016, following the decision of the RTI’s General Assembly, the Centro Studi Sul Federalismo (CSF) in Turin hosts the Secretariat of the RTI and acts as its Research Center, with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo – the Italian foundation is also a founding member of the FIT/RTI.