EFP Newsletter – May 2012: Happy Europe Day!
European Federalist Party: Happy Europe Day!
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Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
“I feel European because…”
The EFP is launching a Europe-wide competition: share your story with us and tell us what makes you feel European! In 100 words, tell us “I feel European because…”. Send your submissions along with a face or group picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page.
We will award a prize to the best story on occasion of the next European Convention in Brussels!
RENEW Your Membership & DONATE! Help us to help Europe!
Especially during tough economic times, your financial support is fundamental. We therefore invite you to consider showing your support for the federalist cause by becoming a Full Member of the European Federalist Party, by renewing your membership and by donating. Please remember that our organization continues to be fully run by volunteers. To bring forward this continental-scale project we need financial as well as human resources.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, by credit card or by Paypal. Please follow this link to make your payment.
If you wish to have a more active role in the EFP through national or local sections, please write an e-mail to Pietro De Matteis, EFP co-President (e-mail: email@example.com).
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