On ideas and battles of Altiero Spinelli there to reflect far more than has been done so far in Italy. It is perhaps the richest legacy on which to rely, to form morally and to work looking to the future, our younger generations. His it is a great lesson in method: do not close our own analysis in any schema, confront creatively with reality and its evolution, inspired tenaciously to non-transient ideas like those of unity and common destiny of Europe, rise from every defeat. You can learn from Altiero to be men and women of high thoughts and strong, indomitable will to action.
Pres. Giorgio Napolitano – May 2006