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Founded in 1948 to support European integration towards a federal Europe. The movement has national branches in most European countries. There are 38 National Councils, 33 International Associations and 3 Supporting Members
It is subsidised by the EU budget at both international and national levels.
- Valéry Giscard d`Estaing was its international President for eight years.
- German MEP Jo Leinen has taken over after former EP President Pat Cox in 2011 after 6 years as Vice President.