Journals and European Integration 1939–1979
Edited By Daniele Pasquinucci, Daniela Preda and Luciano Tosi
European Institutions and Information. Publications, Notes and Press Releases at the Origins of Integration: Angelita Campriani
European Institutions and Information. Publications, Notes and Press Releases at the Origins of Integration
The European Institutions and Information
The Schuman Declaration press conference of 9 May 1950 marked the launch of the European Community project. A unique experience, it is the result of many policies and strategies implemented throughout the long process of European integration. Among these, information policy is one of the common policies that have been decided by member states since the birth of the European Communities. It is no coincidence that the first embryonic information policy dates back to the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), after which it developed with the birth of the other Communities, becoming consolidated with the merger of the Communities’ executive bodies. Community information has increasingly had the task of convincing and persuading European citizens. Thus the information policy, together with what became European communication policy have, over time, had different significances and approaches, varying intensities and effectiveness, which have influenced the very process of integration.
The issue of the High Authority’s information policy was introduced for the first time in the ECSC’s Fifth General Report on the Activities of the Community.1 This was mid-1957, almost at the end of the transitional period agreed upon by member states. The report ← 545 | 546 → reflects on the progress made so far and, above all, on the founding Treaties of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community...
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