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Schuman Declaration Exhibition: View the Exhibition

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The Declaration

World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it.

The contribution which an organized and living Europe can bring to civilization is indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. In taking upon herself for more than 20 years the role of champion of a united Europe, France has always had as her essential aim the service of peace. A united Europe was not achieved and we had war.

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The Declaration

Key sentences of the Declaration provide five thematic sections. Through a selection of images and documents held in the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), the visitor can experience some of the most relevant political, economic, social and cultural developments of the last 70 years of European history.


Meet with people, as they were involved in or affected by the process of European integration, with a view to reflecting on what it means to be European in a dialogue between past and present.


The whole exhibition is enriched by a multimedia section through different QR codes that refer to audio and/or video material that can be streamed to your mobile phone.

Click Here to view Interviews with former EU Presidents


We have created 2 interactive versions of this Exhibition. We suggest you view these in Full Page mode for the best experience.

All interactive exhibition material is provided by the Historical Archives of the Eu (

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This is a collaborative project between;
Virginia Conrick (Librarian, Robert Schuman European Documentation Centre, UCC Library),
Paul Davidson (Senior Library Assistant, UCC Library),
Dr. Mary C Murphy (Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, UCC),
Emer Twomey (Archivist, UCC Library) &
Historical Archives of the European Union.