Europe through the generations, Brussels - EU monitor

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Saturday, January 25, 2020
Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date May 9, 2015 14:00
city Brussels, Belgium
location Council of the EU, Rue de la Loi 175 Show location
room Press room
attending (Antoinette) Spaak†i et al.
organisation General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union†i

Join us for a discussion with the relatives and colleagues of the EU's founding fathers. Discover how their personalities shaped the European Union and listen to behind the scenes stories of the first days of the European project.

This event is organised for young EU citizens (18 to 35) by the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, in collaboration with the European Youth Forum. Simultaneous interpretation in Dutch, French, German, Italian and English will be provided.

You are invited to register as soon as possible, using the form provided at the bottom of this page. Places will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Speakers and special invitees

  • Maria Romana De Gasperi: daughter of Alcide De Gasperi, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Antoinette Spaak†i: daughter of Paul-Henri Spaak†i, former Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Paul Collowald: journalist who worked with Robert Schuman†i and Jean Monnet†i, and was director general of information at the European Commission and the European Parliament, and director of the cabinet of the President of the European Parliament, Pierre Pflimlin†i
  • Jean-Marie Pelt: former private secretary of Robert Schuman, France's foreign minister whose declaration on 9 May 1950 prompted the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community†i (ECSC)
  • Jacques-Renť Rabier: head of cabinet for Jean Monnet in France's modernisation plan and in the ECSC high authority
  • Gabriel FragniŤre: Swiss philosopher and professor, friend of Hendrik Brugmans†i, who was a Dutch intellectual and the first rector of the College of Europe
  • Victoria MartŪn de la Torre: author of the book 'Europe, a leap into the unknown'


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