On 9 May 1950 Robert Schuman, the French Foreign Minister, put forward the establishment of a European Coal and Steel Community where the members – particularly France and Germany, who until then had been enemies for centuries – would pool their production of coal and steel.
It was due to the production of goods during this period that Europe was able to overcome post- war difficulties and lay down firm foundations for a long-lasting peace.
In our society now gripped by upheaval, peace today may only be ensured through learning, education and culture, tools which allow citizens whatever their place of birth to come together, respect diversity and demand true justice for all.
High quality training in language and law – one of EULITA’s constitutional obligations – can only assist in a concrete way to the fulfilment of the expectations of our forebears.
Long live Europe! Long live EULITA!