We learnt some time ago about the Paneuropean movement in Europe, founded in 1923 by Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and we thought we definitely found what we were looking for: a traditional idea of a single Pan-European State, formed by all European democratic states.
At first, we wanted the International Paneuropean Union to get involved in the promotion of the Indo-European language, but there is no easy way to do that. We are a modern private group, and they are a traditional public association; our proposal is completely new and unknown – to the extent that some people are classifying our efforts as ‘just another conlang‘ – while theirs is old and tries to defend some very specific European values.
I personally think that many ideas of Coudenhove-Kalergi are not sustainable in present-day Europe (or even in any modern society), but his Pan-Europa manifesto has still very strong pillars which go deep into Europeans’ common history and culture, and they can conform today strong foundations for a new sociopolitical movement.
We studied at Dnghu very seriously the possibility of transforming the Indo-European language revival projects – now mostly cultural and universitary activities – into a EU political platform or party, so that more people could become involved in the adoption of a common language for Europe. After so many months trying to get help from existing organizations, some of us eventually decided to promote the creation of a public legal corporation. A political party is, basically, just an association of people entitled to stand for elections, so it appeared to be a better solution than just another association.
The result is Oinion (“Union“) – provisionally called Gnationalis Oinion Paneuropas -, a EU-only political party that will be incorporated (at least in Spain) in the following months. Some Dnghu supporters preferred to avoid the political issue, so we are few again for this project. We cannot succeed alone in Spain, so we will wait for other Europeans to contact the Dnghu Group, to build together an important network of supporters.