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Les pères fondateurs de l’Europe et la mère CECA

Abstract : The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which emerged from the Treaty of Paris signed on April 14, 1951, was a world of men, of “founding fathers” who pooled the heavy industries that were then entrusted to the ECSC (coal and steel). Its virtuous image as a founding myth and mold for today’s EU—a builder of European peace and reconciliation—is essentially male. Women, who were invisible, worked in the shadows of the High Authority of the ECSC and the other institutions that were established during the 1950s. They especially performed “office” duties (secretaries, stenographers, interpreters), which were an important part of the burgeoning Community administration, for instance as interpreters who served as links between men who did not speak the same language.
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Mauve Carbonell. Les pères fondateurs de l’Europe et la mère CECA. Encyclopédie pour une histoire nouvelle de l'Europe, LabEx EHNE, 2019, 3 p. ⟨hal-02544316⟩

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