Jean Monnet writes in his Memoirs "what I did or helped to do (and which I have recounted in this book) was born of circumstances, when they arose. There was no shortage of them and I was always ready to welcome them.
Born from the will of the close collaborators of the man whom General de Gaulle called the "inspirer".The Jean Monnet Association is perfectly in line with this profession of faith.
Based on the exceptional legacy of the great man who lies in the Pantheon, the Association wishes to make a modest contribution to the public debate of our time, in France, in Europe and in the world, and to propose a method of analysis and possible solutions in the face of the complex circumstances we are experiencing in this period of great upheaval which is calling into question and therefore endangering the European project.
There are many associations, movements and foundations that want to keep the European idea alive and they all have our deepest respect. As stated in Robert Schuman's Declaration of 9 May 1950:
"Europe will not be built all at once, nor in a general construction: it will be built through concrete achievements creating first of all a de facto solidarity.
Everyone can make a contribution to a building that will not be completed overnight.
The coalition of states has not yet provided the reassurances and guarantees that the point of no return has been reached. It is therefore up to to unite women and menThis is not a matter of fine words, but of concrete achievements that will significantly improve everyday life,
The Association is thus committed to identifying and proposing concrete actions so that we can move towards the United States of Europe that Jean Monnet dreamed of.