Jean Monnet and what future for our Europe?
14:30 Opening by Henri MALOSSE, President of the Jean Monnet Association
15.00 - 17.00 :
Pierre LARROUTUROU, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Olivier VEDRINEProfessor (h.c.), President of the Continental European Union Club, EU Expert, Journalist, Member of the Steering Committee of the Jean Monnet Association
Moderator: Gianluca PASTORELLI Vice-President of the Jean Monnet Association.
Colloquium organised in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe,
In tribute to the 133rd anniversary of Jean Monnet's birth
Although Monnet envisaged the construction of Europe with the aim of solving European problems, his vision was global, attaching great importance to peace. He believed in the equality of men and nations, and he emphasised the importance of man at every turn. An alert humanist, he retained his pragmatism and stated that "men accept change only in necessity and they see necessity only in crisis" (Memoir p 129).