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The Commission’s commitment for a federal Europe: the visions of Spinelli, Monnet and De Rougemont in the speeches of the Commission’s presidents

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  • Tue 08 Sep 2020 15.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-09-08 15:00 2020-09-08 17:00 Europe/Paris The Commission’s commitment for a federal Europe: the visions of Spinelli, Monnet and De Rougemont in the speeches of the Commission’s presidents

European federalism is an open and often vague idea. Many politicians have used in public interventions to appeal to some kind of European unity. However, it may mean many things at the same time.

The presentation will explore the link between the visions of Europe of different groups of European federalists and the idea of Europe that the Haute Autorité and European Commission tried to put forward at different stages of the history of European integration (1952-2004).

It will start by explaining the origins of the federal intellectual tradition as well as the evolution that led it to split between two strands: European federalism (with its own distention between German -Althusius- and Frenih -Proudhon-) and American federalism -Hamilton-n and then it will focus on the three federal approaches to European integration: Altiero Spinelli’s democratic/constitutional approach; Jean Monnet’s neofunctionalist approach and finally Denis de Rougemont’s integral federalism.

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  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

European federalism is an open and often vague idea. Many politicians have used in public interventions to appeal to some kind of European unity. However, it may mean many things at the same time.

The presentation will explore the link between the visions of Europe of different groups of European federalists and the idea of Europe that the Haute Autorité and European Commission tried to put forward at different stages of the history of European integration (1952-2004).

It will start by explaining the origins of the federal intellectual tradition as well as the evolution that led it to split between two strands: European federalism (with its own distention between German -Althusius- and Frenih -Proudhon-) and American federalism -Hamilton-n and then it will focus on the three federal approaches to European integration: Altiero Spinelli’s democratic/constitutional approach; Jean Monnet’s neofunctionalist approach and finally Denis de Rougemont’s integral federalism.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Historical Archives

Type:
Seminar

Discussant:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Speaker:
Gerard Casas Soler (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Contact:
Alice Perini (Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre - HAEU - EUI) - Send a mail
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