Jaap Hoeksma (1948) studied philosophy of law at the Free University of Amsterdam. He worked with the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees and published on asylum and refugee law. In 1992 he focussed his attention on the newly established European Union, turned the EU into a board game about European democracy and developed the...
The friends of the Ventotene Manifesto believe that the crisis of modern civilization is continuing in new forms: the errors that sparked world wars have not yet been fully understood by the world's national governments.
In Europe, the process of unification that began after the Second World War is tangible proof that the message launched in Ventotene in 1941 was a step in the right direction, indicating that moving beyond the nation-state - by creating a European federation - represents an alternative to the crisis of civilization. This process has been under way for seventy years.
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