With great sadness and in deep gratitude we bid farewell to our institute co-founder Arno Krause
We mourn the loss of Arno Krause, a great European and a tireless advocate of the European project, who died on 12 January 2018 at the age of 87. He was a visionary and at the same time a practical guide to the implementation of the European idea. At the end of the 1950s, he played a key role in founding the Institute for European Politics, originally the “Educational Center for European Politics”, as a training and research institution for the European movement
In 1949, he was one of the founding members of the Europa-Union Deutschland in Saarland and responsible for the construction and later the management of the Europa-Haus Otzenhausen, known today as Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen (EAO) in the early 1950s that he development in the following decades and made it known far beyond the Saarland. He was also a co-founder of the International Federation of European Houses (FIME), an association of European educational institutions. In 1992, he succeeded in founding the Asko-Europa-Stiftung and thus anchoring the European idea within the German foundation landscape. As its Honorary Chairman, he advocated for a further Europeanization of the Saar-Lor-Lux region in recent years.
For his services in the dissemination of the European idea, Arno Krause received numerous national and international honors and awards, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. We will remember Arno Krause as an inspirational role model in shaping Europe with a lifelong, untiring commitment and as a formative personality, who has shaped our institute as an Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees with a sharp mind and passion over the decades. He was an outstanding European who will miss when shaping the future of Europe in the years to come.
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