The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (9th of May 1950) and the 50th anniversary of the Werner Report (8 October 1970). The Schuman Declaration set the foundations for European cooperation and integration. The Werner Report, drafted by a working group chaired by Luxembourg Prime Minister and Finance Minister Pierre Werner, set out the guidelines and founding principles for the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The Werner Report, together with the 1988 Delors report, was the basis of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty and the modern European Monetary Union.
The panel will discuss Pierre Werner’s legacy with the hindsight of the EMU experience and the digital era.
Chair: Elena Danescu, Research Scientist, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), University of Luxembourg
Andreas Fickers, Director, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), University of Luxembourg
Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Ramon Marimon, Pierre Werner Chair, RSCAS, EUI
Yves Mersch, Former Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg and Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Niels Thygesen, Chairman, European Fiscal Board