Your Europe France: Extended series of workshops March 16

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 16 Mar 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: Central Library Letterkenny

Event Description

In an extended series of workshops we examine the history of France within the EU.
These began with the earliest days of the EU with Jean Monnet, the inspiration behind the ‘Schuman Plan’ and Robert Schuman one of the founding fathers of EU unity who published the internationally known ‘Schuman Plan’ on 9 May 1950, celebrated today as the birthdate of the European Union.
The workshops highlight the main treaties and events to date.

The extended series also received an information pack on President Juncker’s 10 point plan which is brought into the weekly discussions. Each week a different point of the plan is discussed. Topical issues such as EU measures to address climate change & migrant situation are also discussed.
In addition the workshops looked at French language, food and culture to bring local Donegal people a little closer to their EU neighbours in France. The workshops are all facilitated by EDIC manager in partnership with Francophile and language teacher Dolores Frances.