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New Schuman 2.0 Declarations

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Write your Schuman 2.0 Declaration Contest:


2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration that paved the way for the first European Community. On May 9, 1950, Robert Schuman, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, inspired by Jean Monnet, in his speech in the Salon de l'Horloge of the Quai d'Orsay presented a plan for building the first supranational European community. It proposes to pool the French and German coal and steel production under an international authority, which led in 1951 to the formation of the Economic Communities for the Coal and Steel (ECSC).

This ambitious declaration has remained in European history as the speech that has launched European integration. Europe Day is thus symbolically celebrated on May 9th.


Seventy years later, Europe is again looking for solution for its future. A Conference on the Future of Europe will start soon to discuss proposals to reshape the European Union. The Schuman 2.0 contest gives you the possibility to propose your own statement just like the one launched by Robert Schuman on how to transform Europe to make it close to your dreams.

Do you want to reshape European integration and give the Union a new face?

To do so, we invite you to draft your own Schuman 2.0 Declaration in format of speech of maximum 800 words addressing the challenges of modern Europe. Be bold and imaginative. Submitted declarations will be show-cased on the Schuman 2.0 website and will be presented and discussed in a final event, a Citizens Summit on 9th of May.


Rules & Procedures


Participation in the contest is open from January till 9th of May latest. The participating Declarations should be submitted: 


Declaration can be written and submitted individually or in groups of up to three people on 1-2 pages document of maximum 800 words. The declaration should be signed by the author or all the members of the creative group and the authors should comply with the terms of UEF use and publication of the presented declarations in the frame of the Schuman 2.0 project.


Each participant can present only one declaration to the contest.


The declaration should be written in English or in one of the European Union member state language.

Selection process and criteria


All the declarations submitted to the contest will be published on the Schuman 2.0 website and available to citizens’ for voting. The top ranking Schuman declarations will be presented at the final Citizens Summit on 9th of May.


The jury composed of Sandro GOZI, MEP and President of UEF, Andrew DUFF, President of the Spinelli Group, and Leonie MARTIN, President of JEF, will select and award the most successful declaration of the contest. Selection procedure will be done according to the criteria:

  • Respect of the format and timeline

  • Relevance of the declaration

  • Drafting quality

  • Innovative aspect

  • Respect the spirit of Schuman by proposing bold but constructive measures that make progress in the European integration, and embrace the challenges of today.


Schuman 2.0 Declaration award


The successful declaration author will be informed via e-mail. The prize to the awarded declaration author will consist of a week-end trip (flight and 2 nights in a nice hotel) to the capital city of a member state of the European Union as chosen by the winner, for two persons (the winner and a person of his/her choice). The price must be used by 30 June 2020.

Write your own Declaration and help us in reshaping Europe!


Sandro GOZI
MEP and President of UEF

Andrew DUFF
President of The Spinelli Group

President of JEF Europe


Ready to participate to the contest?

By submitting the declaration you declare to be the author and free owner of the declaration submitted and  you grant Union of European Federalists the right and permission to use and publicly disclose my declaration submitted to the Schuman 2.0 contest.

Please submit your Schuman 2.0 Declaration in a PDF file, containing your name, your contact information and the declaration, by uploading it!

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You can also send your Schuman 2.0 Declaration in PDF file by mail

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