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Pierre Werner et l’Europe : pensée, action, enseignements – Pierre Werner and Europe: His Approach, Action and Legacy

Edited By Elena Danescu and Susana Muñoz

Le centenaire de la naissance de Pierre Werner (1913–2013) a offert une occasion privilégiée d’évoquer la personnalité et l’œuvre de cet homme d’État luxembourgeois qui a marqué de son empreinte le devenir contemporain du Grand-Duché et l’intégration européenne. Réunis lors d’un colloque international qui s’est déroulé les 27 et 28 novembre 2013 à Luxembourg, une trentaine de chercheurs et d’experts réputés d’horizons différents (historiens, économistes, juristes, politologues), ainsi que des grands acteurs de la pensée économique et monétaire ont analysé la vision européenne de Pierre Werner et ont mis en lumière, dans une perspective internationale, l’actualité de ses réflexions face aux défis du XXI e siècle. Sur le plan méthodologique, plusieurs contributions puisent leur originalité dans l’exploitation scientifique des archives familiales Werner. Par le message et les enseignements qu’il délivre, cet ouvrage a pour ambition de contribuer à approfondir l’étude interdisciplinaire de l’Union économique et monétaire sur le long terme et invite les lecteurs à découvrir davantage le projet d’intégration européenne à travers la vision et l’action de l’un de ses promoteurs, Pierre Werner.
The centenary of the birth of Pierre Werner (1913–2013) offered a timely opportunity to reflect on the personality and achievements of this politician from Luxembourg who left his mark on the future of his country and on the European integration process. On 27 and 28 November 2013, some 30 renowned experts and researchers including historians, economists, legal experts and political scientists, together with major players in economic and monetary affairs, assembled in Luxembourg for a conference during which they analysed Pierre Werner’s European vision and offered an international perspective on the relevance of his approach in light of the challenges facing us in the 21 st century. Several of the papers provided new insights based on the authors’ exploration of the Werner family archives. The aim of these proceedings is to offer a series of observations and conclusions that encourage further interdisciplinary analysis of Economic and Monetary Union from a long-term perspective and invite readers to find out more about the European integration process through the vision and actions of one of its instigators, Pierre Werner.


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Marianne Backes Marianne Backes is Director of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) in Luxembourg. After studying political science and international relations in Brussels, she turned her attention to education and in-service training. She soon became aware of the tremendous poten- tial offered by information and communication technologies for the field of humanities and social sciences, and this led her to launch and direct a project which resulted in the development of the European NAvigator digital library (ENA). She has been Director of the CVCE since it was established in 2002. She leads a team of researchers and experts in build- ing the digital research infrastructure on European integration, which includes enriched data, enhanced publications, and tools and ser- vices for data management, analysis, visualisation and representation. She is also the Luxembourg national coordinator for the DARIAH-ERIC consortium, which promotes the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) at European level. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is currently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs and at the Istituto Affari Internazionali. He is Chairman of the Board of the Snam gas company. He also chairs the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and the Italian Chapter of the Alumni of the University of Chicago. From June 2005 to December 2011 he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. During that period he acted as G7 and G20 Deputy for the euro area. He started his career...

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