Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa's work as Chairman of the Notre Europe think tank and his European vision

In 2005, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa became Chairman of the ‘Notre Europe’ think tank, a post that he held until his untimely death on 18 December 2010 in Rome. Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul recalls the circumstances in which Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa was appointed as Chairman of Notre Europe in 2005. She describes how work was organised at Notre Europe under the leadership of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa and outlines his views on the role and impact the think tank could have when it came to European matters. Finally, Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul summarises Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s European vision and his position on European federalism. Élisabeth Guigou and Jacques Delors discuss Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s work as Chairman of Notre Europe between 2005 and 2010.

Étienne Davignon describes Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s influence in various European networks, whether as Chairman of the Notre Europe think tank or as a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group. Étienne Davignon also discusses the influence of networks and think tanks on the development of European integration. Alfonso Iozzo describes Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s commitment to Europe throughout his career. Jacques de Larosière also speaks about Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s European commitment, particularly during his time as co-rapporteur for the Delors Committee from 1988 to 1989 (the Committee for the Study of Economic and Monetary Union set up after the Hanover European Council) then as a member of the first Executive Board of the European Central Bank from 1998 to 2005. Finally, Christian Noyer, Romano Prodi and Ignazio Visco summarise Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa’s European vision.

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