Over half a century ago a number of visionary leaders inspired the creation of the European Union we live in today. Without their energy and motivation we would not be living in the sphere of peace and stability that we take for granted. From resistance fighters to lawyers, the founding fathers were a diverse group of people who held the same ideals: a peaceful, united and prosperous Europe. This collection tells the story behind 11 of the EU’s founding fathers. Many others have worked tirelessly towards and inspired the European project. This publication is a part of a series that explains... what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.