Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Founding fathers of the EU: Alcide De Gasperi

842 391 views

From 1945 to 1953, in his roles as Italian Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Alcide De Gasperi forged the path of the country’s destiny in the post-war years.
He was born in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige (South Tyrol) which, until 1918, belonged to Austria. Along with other exceptional statesmen of his time, he campaigned actively for European unity. His experiences of fascism and war — he was imprisoned between 1927 and 1929 before finding asylum in the Vatican — led to his conviction that only the union of Europe could prevent their recurrence.
Time and time again he promoted initiatives aimed at the fusion of Western Europe, working on the realisation of the Marshall Plan and creating close economic ties with other European countries, in particular France. Furthermore, he supported the Schuman Plan for the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community, and helped develop the idea of the common European defence policy.

Type: Clip   Reference: I-072674   Date: 04/05/2012   Duration: 00:54
Personalities:   De Gasperi, Alcide  

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
00:55 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
00:53 Founding fathers of the EU: Joseph Bech
Founding fathers of the EU: Joseph Bech
Ref: I-072676
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
More videos

Video Player   Need some help?


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


Wed 07/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: After a first successful edition last year, the EU Industry Day is coming back with an extended edition. On 22 and 23 February, 600 participants, key industrial, finance, research and innovation players as well as high-level EU policymakers will gather in Brussels to take...
Fri 09/02
European Commission - Upcoming events The news The conference, co-chaired by the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and the G5 Sahel, will focus on strengthening much-needed international support to Africa's Sahel countries in the areas of security and development, notably through the G5 Sahel Joint Force.
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 23 February 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Dimanche 25 février 2018 President Jean-Claude Juncker in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: meets Mr Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; holds a...
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 23 February 2018 Significant political, security and development support were mobilised today for Africa's Sahel region. The International High Level Conference on the Sahel, co-chaired today by the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and the G5 Sahel group of countries (Burkina...
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 02 / 2018 Brussels, 23 February 2018 President Juncker participates in the informal meeting of the 27 EU Heads of State or Government, 23 February 2018 As part of the Leaders' Agenda, today EU leaders, including President Juncker, will hold an...
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 23 February 2018 UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 13:30 CET   It is a great pleasure to open this Panel on the EU Batteries Alliance. Our objective for the Alliance is simple, but the challenge is immense.
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 23 February 2018 @ European Commission 2018   Ladies and gentlemen, Good afternoon. I'm very happy to be at the European Industry Days again this year. Industry is at the heart of the story of Europe.
Fri 23/02
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 23 February 2018   @ European Commission 2018 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the second edition of the European Industry Day. And it is great to see the enthusiasm for this Day.
Fri 23/02
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 23 February 2018 Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in January 2018, down from 1.4% in December 2017. In January 2017, the rate was 1.8%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in January 2018, down from 1.7% in December 2017.
Thu 22/02
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 February 2018 The EU Civil Protection Mechanism will be strengthened thanks to a new and important contribution from Luxembourg. Its satellite-based communication platform emergency.lu will establish internet and telephone communication directly in the aftermath of a crisis.

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