The landmarks of our past in the shaping of our future

Online Conference – May 10, 2021

Eighty years ago, Altiero Spinelli and his companions issued the Federalist Manifesto For a Free and United Europe. A Draft Manifesto in their prison on the island of Ventotene.
Seventy years ago, six countries signed the Treaty of Paris creating the Coal and Steel European Community, the first practical step towards European unity.
To commemorate Europe Day 2021, the EUROM and the Jean Monnet House organize a debate in collaboration with the Instituto di Studi Federalisti Altiero Spinelli. Maria Pia di Nonno (Università di Roma –La Sapienza) will deliver a keynote speech on the founding mothers of Europe, followed by a round table on the significance of the memory of European unity landmarks, with a special attention to the decade intervening between the Manifesto of Ventotene and the Treaty of Paris.
6.30 pm Welcome words by Jordi Guixé, EUROMand Martí Grau, Jean Monnet House -European Parliament
6.45 pm -7.15 pm Keynote speech: The founding mothers of Europe: comme morating the role of women in European unity Maria Pia Di Nonno, Università di Roma -Sapienza
Presentation: Luciana Rocchi, ISGREC (TBC)
7.15 pm -7.45 pm Dialogue: From the Ventotene Manifesto to the Treaty of Paris:me mories of the foundations of European unity in light of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
With Mario Leone and Michele Fiorillo, Istituto di Studi Federalisti Altiero Spinelli, and Debora Righetti, Jean Monnet House -European Parliament.
Chair: Martí Grau, Jean Monnet House -European Parliament
8.00 -8.15 pm Closing: Giorgio Anselmi, President of the Instituto Federalisti Altiero Spinelli.
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