Robert Schuman Lecture

On the economic and social future of Europe

Robert Schuman (1886 – 1963) was a Luxembourg-born French politician, who is regarded as a founder of the European Union. His famous declaration of 09 May, 1950 laid down the parameters for the Coal and Steel Community, which later evolved into the institution we know today as the European Union.

The Robert Schuman Lecture focuses on an economic and political vision for Europe, with particular attention on economic integration. So far, the following Lectures have taken place: