Founding Fathers of the European Union (6)


 By Bruno Parrotto (1994) LSP Assisi / Italy

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The term “Founding Fathers” of the European Union refers to  a group of people whose prominent role  is recognized in the genesis of the project of European unification that has brought to the current European Union.

These men  are  described  as a “diverse group of people driven by the same ideals: peace, unity and prosperity in Europe

The  seven politicians who played an important role in initiating the process of European integration, are:

Konrad Adenauer (Germany)

Alcide De Gasperi (Italy)

Robert Schuman (France)

Joseph Bech (Luxembourg)

Jean Monnet (France)

Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium)

Altiero Spinelli (Italy)

Their  aim was to give way to the construction of a great union between the European states that could one day lead to something more than a series of economic agreements.

Is it still legitimate to dream of a Europe of this kind?

There are very strong cultural and political bases, but are the new generations ready to protect and improve the world they live in sharing it  with others in absolute tranquility and solidarity?


One Response to “Founding Fathers of the European Union (6)”

  1. This article is very instructive and interesting. I think that mejority of people do not remember or do not know about that ‘seven founding fathers’ ,who has brought up the current European Union. But we should know about it, because it is important to all Europeans. Thanks to them we can talk about international communication within in the frames of the Comenius and other programmes, and we can travel without any barriers. Also, every country which belongs to the UE gets the money to expand, develop important things in their own country. That’s why we should start to appreciate these seven people and the international organization.