An economic agreement in 1951 among six countries of Western Europe -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Netherlands -- that preceded formation of the EEC and ultimately the EU.
Established by the Treaty of Paris of 1951, the ECSC was the first European Community. Its aim was to create a common market in two of the materials central to militarisation - coal and steel - to reduce the likelihood of a future war between France and Germany. The ECSC was abolished in 2002.
Established in 1951 to develop a common market in coal and steel. The first European organisation to possess the supranational principle, with substantial powers over national governments and enterprises.
Organization established in 1952 to integrate the coal and steel resources of six European nations. Eventually evolved into the European Economic Community: West Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was founded in 1951 (Treaty of Paris), by France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to pool the steel and coal resources of its member-states.