70 years ago, on 9 May 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman laid the foundation for creating the European Union. “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan”, he said. “It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity.” In the years that followed, economic integration, trust, support and a strong vision have created a close community of states that we can now refer to as the European Union. Today, Schuman’s idea of a solidarity through economic interdependence is more valid than ever.
Remembering the Schuman declaration, we, at Euro-Mediterranean University, contribute with ideas throughout different projects and initiatives on how the EU can overcome the current crisis and pave the way towards a stronger, more united Europe. As a Network university, with more than 136 members from 33 different Euro-Mediterranean countires, we propose many actions to help the EU navigate through the current crisis. In the spirit of the Schuman declaration, we believe that solidarity is the fabric that holds Europe together.
As we are currently facing hard times due to the pandemic situation throughout our European region and beyond, we share the hopes and aspirations of the world that we will be seeing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic soon.
Aware of the fact that the COVID-19 crisis will usher a new norm with regard to how we work and go along with our daily activities, the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) has set about identifying its response to the crisis. Find out more about our plan HERE.