Ursula Hirschmann

"The battle toward the political integration of Europe could be an important and an exemplary opportunity for women. […] What better occasion, for women, to use their energies to support a real democratization of Europe?"

 Ursula Hirschmann (Berlin, September 2 1913 - Rome, January 8 1991) brought and spread in Italy the Manifesto of Ventotene. She published the first copy of the review ‘L’Unita’ Europea’ and she also organised the first meeting of the European federalist movement (Milan, 27-28 August, 1943 In November 1975, she planned the first meeting of the group ‘Femmes pour l’Europe’, believing that the European project needed a wider participation of women to achieve a true democracy in Europe.