The builders

These builders of Europe were the people who launched the process of European construction by founding the Council of Europe in 1949 and setting up the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) in 1950 and the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957.

 

These men of dialogue, who had lived through two world wars and had first-hand experience of a number of European cultures, were the pioneers of a Europe of peace founded on the values of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

 Pioneers of Europe

 Did you know?
The Council of Europe is a separate organisation from the 28-member EU. No country has joined the EU without first joining the Council of Europe. 

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The Council of Europe has produced a number of legal instruments known as treaties (conventions, charters, agreements). How many treaties has the Council of Europe drawn up to date?
  1. 100
  2. 200
  3. 300
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