65 Years of the EU: The Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Event Information

Date: 14 Oct 2015
Time: 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: St Eunan's College Letterkenny

Event Description

Europe’s founding fathers, Schuman Monnet Adenauer.

Eurocrats, butter mountains or laws on crooked cucumbers: This is the image that many associate with Europe. But what is Europe really like? What makes it most unique? And why was it created more than 60 years ago by the founding fathers?

The Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950 and the emergence of the European Coal and Steel Union disclosed a secret operation, which is equivalent to a true political thriller. The discretion, speed and vision of a few political actors, it is thanks to them that after many failed attempts, a unique historical opportunity could be used: the creation of a common Europe at a supranational level.

This presentation by Ingo Espenscheid from Dokulive uses original archive material and documentation in an exciting and original way. It gives the audience a true feeling for the time.
100 young adults from St Eunan’s College Letterkenny attended this event. These students have EU Studies on their curriculum and both teacher and students found this presentation invaluable.