In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restructuring that took place between 2020 and 2021, the Jean Monnet Association was keen to continue its activities with the public as well as internal consolidation.
Thus, in 2021, the Association held several internal meetings with the members of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors, two General Assemblies (10 April 2021, 10 July 2021, 23 June 2021, 27 July 2021, 9 November 2021). It has progressively and successfully renewed its membership, with several new members from various EU countries.
In addition, the Jean Monnet Association participated in the Conference on the future of Europe by registering proposals on the platform dedicated to this subject:
From 9 to 11 September, our association was represented by Vice-President Gianluca Pastorelli at the Colloquium in Montepuliciano (Tuscany), Italy, on work, employment and social dialogue.
On 6 November 2021, the Jean Monnet House, the Jean Monnet Colloquium - an inspiring founding father in times of crisis, activity organised in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, in tribute to the 133rd anniversary of the birth of Jean Monnet. The conference addressed the following topics: democracy and the rule of law in Europe, climate change and the energy challenge, taxation, social Europe and European defence.
On this occasion, the second General Assembly of the Association was held (the first one took place on 10 July), which gave the new orientations of the Association with the vote of the new members of the Board of Directors and the Bureau.
On 2 December 2021, our President Henri Malosse paid an official visit to the "Prof. Bronislaw Geremek" Centre in Poland, he was received by Ignacy Niemczycki, the President of the Board, to discuss possible collaboration for the year 2022.
In 2021, we have started the process of transferring the AJM Archives to the Solvay Library in Brussels.
Several notes and a strategic compass were written by our member Bruno Vever and our president Henri Malosse launched the project on "Civil Protection" which will take place in 2022.
In terms of communication, work has begun on the Association's website, social networks (Instagram, Tweeter and Facebook) have been renewed and press articles have been written in collaboration with the Academia de Yuste Foundation and other partners.