70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, 9 May 1950

70 years ago, Robert Schuman laid the foundations of the European Union in Paris. He promised that on those foundations, a new Europe would be built. "Europe will not be made all at once or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity." It was a message of peace, unity and hope between neighbouring countries emerging from the horrors and destruction of the Second World War. Today, we face our own challenge: living up to these ideals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Workers across the continent are pulling together keeping essential services open. Member states are offering their neighbours a helping hand to fight the virus and are continuing to build their common future together. To fight a pandemic that knows no borders, European solidarity is essential. Today's challenges echo Schuman's own vision of the European Health Community: uniting national health strategies and medical research to face common health threats as a union.

Online exhibition: 70th anniversary of the Schuman declaration

Read and Download our brochure: le 70e anniversaire de la déclaration Schuman

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70th anniversary of the Schuman declaration, réalisé par les Archives Historiques de l’Union européenne à Florence

Webinar : La déclaration Schuman (9 mai 1950) - Un jalon fondateur pour l’Europe ? Organisé par l’EDIC de l’Université du Luxembourg.

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