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"Integration Through Education: The Tempus Programme"

Vuijlsteke, Mair M.R. (1991) "Integration Through Education: The Tempus Programme". In: UNSPECIFIED, Fairfax, Virginia. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. An historical look upon things is often interesting as well as revealing. During the 1947 Conference of The Hague, which was organized by the European Movement, and where the most eminent thinkers and politicians of that time were gathered to shape the face of the Europe to come, it was a widely spread belief that education was ultimately one of the most important ways of integration. Accordingly, it shouldn't surprise us if eventually the only immediate result of that Conference was the creation of the European Council on the one hand and the College of Europe, where I am presently employed, on the other hand; two institutions which were, right from the start, mainly concerned with cultural and educational matters in relation to European integration.... In view of this concern for education and cultural cooperation as a means to achieve a kind of European consciousness and integration, it is rather strange to realize that only a few years later,, by the end of the fifties, this very concern had completely disappeared from the mind of those who were in charge of building and creating the institutions of the European Community as we came to know them today. Quite clearly, education was not recognized as one of the policy areas which the EEC Treaty attributed to the Community institutions and, as a result, education could safely remain within the very sovereignty of the Member States.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > education policy/vocational training
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1991 (2nd), May 22-24, 1991
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2007
    Page Range: p. 9
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46

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