'The Robert Schuman Declaration' project


Robert Schuman Foundation in Paris (France)

The Robert Schuman Foundation, founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been approved by the State for its services to the public. It works to promote European integration. The Foundation, a leading research centre, develops studies on the European Union and its policies and promotes the content of these in France, Europe and elsewhere in the world. It encourages, contributes to and stimulates European debate thanks to the wealth of its research and publications and the organisation of conferences. It offers meaningful assistance to new democracies.

The Robert Schuman Foundation is based in Paris and Brussels and is a venue for research in an open, multinational network. Its main task is to keep alive the spirit and inspiration of one of the ‘Fathers of Europe', Robert Schuman, and to promote European values and ideals within the European Union and outside its borders.

Robert Schuman Foundation in Warsaw (Poland)

The Polish Robert Schuman Foundation is a non-governmental, non-political organisation. Its aim is to encourage Polish citizens to actively participate in the European unification process and to spread the idea of multiculturalism. The Foundation develops programmes that explain how to make the best use of the opportunities given by EU membership. It also cooperates with a variety of institutions within and outside the EU in order to promote understanding and awareness of democratic values.

The Foundation's activities include organising conferences, seminars, training courses, debates and discussions on different topics, publishing a monthly bulletin on European issues and other thematic publications, coordinating a European School Club network (around 1 200 European clubs), organising exchange projects by means of active involvement in European volunteer movements, and arranging study tours to Poland for Ukrainian and Belarusian youth workers. The biggest and most popular annual event organised by the Foundation is the ‘Polish European meetings', where thousands of activists from different pro-European organisations meet and exchange ideas and information and walk through the streets of Warsaw in the ‘Schuman Parade'.

Our Foundation has been actively involved in the European Voluntary Service programme since the year 2000 and we act as a sending, hosting and coordinating organisation. We also involve Polish volunteers and interns in our activities on a daily basis.

Robert Schuman Centre for European Studies and Research (CERE)(Luxembourg)

Located in the house where the founder of the European Coal and Steel Community, Robert Schuman, was born, the Robert Schuman Centre for European Studies and Research (CERE) was tasked by former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jacques Santer with creating a framework for studies and research on European history and politics. The main activities of the CERE, based in Luxembourg City, include historical studies and scientific research.

Given the CERE's special connection to the founder of the European Communities, Robert Schuman, it is particularly well-placed to be a partner in this project. Members of the public, students and researchers regularly meet at the CERE's premises to take part in workshops, conferences and lectures on subjects related to European integration or for visits to the European Union institutions, located near the centre.

The CERE also publishes the ‘Journal of European integration history' and is a member of the TEPSA network and coordinator of various research projects on subjects including foreign policy, defence policy, economic and social policy, agriculture, steel industry, political parties, trade unions and farmers' unions.

CIDEM (France)

CIDEM was set up in 1984 in response to a wish expressed by several associations to develop activities in favour of citizenship education and to promote democracy. It has been a committed civic player for 25 years. CIDEM currently has 11 member associations with extremely varied origins and fields of action, united by the same desire to contribute to the development of independent, responsible citizens joined in solidarity.

It is a resource centre for anyone seeking to learn about, take part in or develop their sense of citizenship.

By giving more citizens the means to learn and participate in citizenship and develop their own civic awareness, CIDEM hopes to help them find their place in a more humane, accessible and responsible society.

Citizenship education is CIDEM's primary area for action. It offers training ‘itineraries' for citizenship that develop themes such as law, memory and history, Europe, sustainable development, democracy, citizenship, solidarity and fraternity. These training sessions, underpinned by an appropriate strategy and relevant teaching materials, are linked to worldwide or European civil awareness days, with the aim of promoting active citizenship all year round.

The second mission of CIDEM is to stimulate participation in democratic life. It has been given the remit formerly held by the Civic Information Centre to organise official campaigns encouraging people to vote and to register for elections and to provide information about voting by proxy.

CIDEM's final area for action is the development of European citizenship. To satisfy increasing demands for information and involvement, CIDEM develops a wide range of tools to inform and raise awareness with the aim of bringing European citizens closer together and improving their understanding of the historical venture of European integration.

Via its website, CIDEM offers a resource centre for all citizenship activities, including information on concepts related to public-spiritedness, suggestions of citizenship activities, collections of teaching material for each age range, educational tools for tutors and teachers, specific information about civil awareness days, etc.

It also runs general interest campaigns and outreach activities by using a unique concept that it has developed: meetings between groups of young people in ‘citizenship caravans' across France. These themed caravans provide an opportunity to launch debates on topical subjects while encouraging a strong level of commitment from the young people.

Thanks to the strength of its network — 4 million members and more than 50 000 local offices — CIDEM works on a daily basis to stimulate citizen action and motivate all those seeking to learn about and get involved in citizenship.

It is a civic player and an essential partner in civil participation. 

Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (Luxembourg)

MySchool! (Luxembourg): the National Education portal

National Youth Service (Luxembourg)

Luxembourg national agency for the ‘Youth in action' programme

Ministry of National Education (Moselle local education authority) (France)

European Commission Representation(Luxembourg)