The Foundation has compiled a selection of festivals, concerts, exhibitions and performances taking place this summer across Europe. European culture offers a wide choice to discover masterpieces during this summer period.
Since its creation the Robert Schuman Foundation has been interested in Ukraine, its relations to the European Union and its geopolitical stakes. The Foundation makes a compilation of studies available that it has published on this neighbouring country of the Union.
The war in Ukraine has aggravated an already existing situation, marked by a drop in the availability of natural gas in Europe and an unprecedented rise in market prices, says Nicolas Berghmans. This means that the European Union must review its energy model, prepare a joint response and show unwavering solidarity.
As the meeting point between Europe, Russia, Turkey and the United States through NATO, the Black Sea is a crucial stake in the war in Ukraine. A compromise in favour of Russia would be the final blow to the world order that the EU hopes to build.
Germany is facing major economic, diplomatic and political challenges that require it to change its model. For Germany, as for any other Member State, especially the "big" ones, there will only be an effective and strong response through European cooperation and solidarity, emphasises Jean-Dominique Giuliani.
In order to make Europe better known the Robert Schuman Foundation is making a political map available online on which all the governments in place in the Member States are visualised as well as three tables on the place of women within governments, national parliaments and the European Parliament. In this file, the Foundation also proposes an interactive map with fact sheets of the 27 Member States of the European Union and its neighbours.
At one stage, Europeans lost their shared sense of belonging to an unparalleled project. But now, after the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine is rekindling tangible solidarity among them, says Italian journalist Paolo Levi.
The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which ended on 30 June, had been shaken by the invasion of Ukraine and its consequences. The EU-27 have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, broken the taboo surrounding the financing of the war, decided to change their energy supplies and opened the door to further enlargement. They have also had to accommodate several million people fleeing war, deal with the highest inflation in decades and anticipate a global food crisis. But "reflection on the future of the Union" has only just begun.
To follow the evolution of the situation, the Foundation offers you a complete map of the sanitary measures in place and the travel conditions across Europe. An essential resource that is regularly updated.
In order to respond to the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Union has set up a €672.5 billion recovery fund, known as the Recovery and Resilience Facility, to be used by member states in the form of grants and loans. The first plans were adopted in July. The Foundation provides you with an interactive map of the plans country by country, to find out more about the amounts, timetables and priorities.
The 13th edition analyses the challenges facing Europe. With contributions from leading personalities and the best experts, original maps and annotated statistics, the Schuman Report on the State of the Union 2022 offers a comprehensive view of the European Union. Available in digital format.
The Robert Schuman Foundation has published a new edition of its Permanent Atlas of the European Union. The third edition of this unique book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible overview of the Union, the euro area and each of the 27 Member States. It summarises historical milestones and political and statistical realities of the Union and offers more than 50 physical and geopolitical maps of Europe.
Contrary to popular discourse, Jean-Dominique Giuliani shows that the European Union has the means to address the new challenges of the 21st century. Europe has succeeded beyond the expectations of its founding fathers. It can still succeed in guaranteeing its place among the three greatest powers in the world by the end of the century.
30 years ago, on 21st February 1992, the creation of the Robert Schuman Foundation was announced in the Journal Officiel. On the occasion of this anniversary we would like to share with you some of its first documents to retrace its history. The President of the Foundation Jean-Dominique Giuliani gives us his testimony. And to take you back to 1992, we offer you a little quiz. Thank you for your loyalty and support.