The Paneuropaean Union

Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi

In 1922 Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi published his article „Paneuropa. A proposal“. This article was the foundation of „Paneuropa Union“, the oldest organisation for the unification of Europe. The idea was based on a geopolitical approach. Europe, split up in many small states after World War I., will be dominated by world powers from outside Europe if it does not cooperate. Only a united Europe could play ist own role for example in foreign and security policy.

A second pillar of Coudenhove-Kalergis proposal was the idea of freedom: „Without freedom Europe would be a body without a soul, an artificial and fragile construction“.

With this site we want to inform you about our organisation, our history, what we do today, our proposals for a paneuropean EU, about our activities, etc.


Paneuropa-Congress 1926 / 2016

From the 3rd to the 6th of October 1926, the first ever Paneuropa-congress met in Vienna. Around 2.000 people from all around Europe took part in this meeting. In his invitation to this congress, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, the founder of Paneuropa, wrote: „only the personalities that realize the fundamntal need and possibility for a European Union will take part in the congress. The question of the necessity and possibility of Paneuropa will not be on the agenda of the congress; however, questions of suitable methods to realize a common goal will be. The congress will also attempt to explain the position of England and Russia to Paneuropa.“

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