Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Founding fathers of the EU: Sicco Mansholt

840 524 views

Sicco Mansholt was a farmer, a member of the Dutch resistance during the Second World War, a national politician and the first European Commissioner responsible for Agriculture. Mansholt’s ideas laid the basis for the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union, one of the most prominent policies since its founding days.
Having witnessed the horrors of the Dutch famine at the end of the Second World War, Mansholt was convinced that Europe needed to become self-sufficient and that a stable supply of affordable food should be guaranteed for all.
The most important element in Mansholt’s plan for the early Common Agricultural Policy was to encourage productivity in agriculture. The policy implied systems where farmers were guaranteed a certain minimum price for their products, providing incentives for them to produce more. His pro-European determination and strong vision for the future, coupled with a will to build on a shared future, identified him as a true European during his lifetime.

Type: Clip   Reference: I-072853   Date: 04/05/2012   Duration: 01:02
Personalities:   Mansholt, Sicco  

Languages: ORIGINAL
© European Union, 2012   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Diana Cioponea
To download, please log in






Related videos

01:02 Founding fathers of the EU: Sicco Mansholt
Founding fathers of the EU: Sicco Mansholt
Ref: I-072853
Date: 04/05/2012
00:50 Founding fathers of the EU: Robert Schuman
Founding fathers of the EU: Robert Schuman
Ref: I-072669
Date: 04/05/2012
00:47 Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Founding fathers of the EU: Jean Monnet
Ref: I-072670
Date: 04/05/2012
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Founding fathers of the EU: Walter Hallstein
Ref: I-072675
Date: 04/05/2012
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Paul-Henri Spaak
Founding fathers of the EU: Paul-Henri Spaak
Ref: I-072671
Date: 04/05/2012
00:58 Founding fathers of the EU: Konrad Adenauer
Founding fathers of the EU: Konrad Adenauer
Ref: I-072668
Date: 04/05/2012
00:55 Founding fathers of the EU: Altiero Spinelli
Founding fathers of the EU: Altiero Spinelli
Ref: I-072673
Date: 04/05/2012
00:54 Founding fathers of the EU: Alcide De Gasperi
Founding fathers of the EU: Alcide De Gasperi
Ref: I-072674
Date: 04/05/2012
More videos

Video Player   Need some help?


You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!


Sat 13/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 1-2 February 2018, the Directorate-General for Informatics, the IT Department of the European Commission, organises the first Open Project Management (PM²) Conference to present ways the free and open project management methodology  - developed by the Commission in 2007 - can enable...
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 25 January, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport will host the first-ever European Education Summit with the theme of "Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education".
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In January 2018, the European Commission is presenting its 13th report on the progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union. The report will track the implementation of the various Commission work streams relating to security issues and will focus on areas...
Wed 17/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 19 January, the EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) will be launched at the Doge's Palace in Venice. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to increase the number of visits, promote sustainable tourism, stimulate investment opportunities for Europe and China, and underpin the...
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 19 January 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 22 janvier 2018 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels Eurogroup, in Brussels President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mário Centeno, Minister for Finance of Portugal and President of the Eurogroup.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 In a final push to find solutions to address the serious problem of air pollution in the European Union, Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from 9 Member States to convene in Brussels on Tuesday, 30 January.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 The report published today jointly by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows the positive impact of the European Union's duty-rebate schemes on developing economies.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 January 2018 Questions and answers What is GSP? Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), consisting of the three arrangements Standard GSP, GSP+ and Everything But Arms (EBA), is the EU's trade preference programme for vulnerable developing countries.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 January 2018 The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2018