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dc.contributor.authorBRENDEBACH, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorCOSTA, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorVIRGILIO DASTOLI, Pier
dc.contributor.editorJOZSEF, Eric
dc.descriptionThis contribution was delivered online on 6 May 2021 on the occasion of the hybrid 2021 edition of EUI State of the Union on ‘Europe in a Changing World '.
dc.descriptionPart of the #SoU2021 Fringe Events, this panel, organised by SoU’s Partners and Stakeholders [EUI Historical Archives of the European Union, Movimento Europeo Italia], contributed with an alternative intellectually independent perspective to the overarching theme ‘Europe in a Changing World’.
dc.description.abstractThe manifesto “Towards a Free and United Europe” was drafted on the island of Ventotene in 1941, in the midst of World War II. Authored by Italian intellectuals and militant politicians in exile, Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi and Eugenio Colorni, the Ventotene Manifesto envisioned the creation of a federal Europe, to change the historical path that had led European countries to war for the second time in just a few decades. Eighty years later Europe is at peace, but the EU faces other crises, not least the pandemic and the future itself of the European project which is undermined by resurgent nationalisms in many member states. Academics and high-profile former European officials, who worked closely with Altiero Spinelli at the European Parliament, will discuss the impact of the ideas of the Ventotene Manifesto in the process of European integration, and their relevance for today’s Europe. In a dialogue between past and present, this panel will address the significance of one of Europe’s founding documents for the challenges ahead, and the implications of European political integration in the world of today.en
dc.publisherEuropean University Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe State of the Union Conferenceen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFringe Eventen
dc.relation.ispartofseries80 Years on – is the Ventotene manifesto still relevant for today’s Europe?en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSession 5en
dc.subject.otherValues and rightsen
dc.title80 Years on – is the Ventotene manifesto still relevant for today’s Europe?en

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