Official meetings of the EESC and its bodies
Twenty-five years ago, citizens' uprisings across Eastern Europe overthrew totalitarian regimes and led to the fall of the Iron Curtain. Since then, the death strip that once divided Europe has been turned into the European Green Belt, a unique ecological network that both commemorates Europe's turbulent 20th century history and bears witness to civil society's power in the struggle for freedom and democracy.
This exhibition is being co-organised by the EESC and the European Green Belt Initiative. It will be opened on the JDE ground floor by the EESC president, Henry Malosse. Other speakers include Gabriel Schwaderer (European Green Belt Initiative), Adalbert Kienle (EESC member) and François Wakenhut (European Commission, tbc).
The EESC will mark the end of the Italian Presidency by holding a cultural evening on 16 December 2014, starting at 6 p.m.
The tenor Massimo Crispi and the pianist Marco Rapetti will present "L'Europa galante" (a selection of musical pieces on romantic themes by key European composers).
The concert will be followed by an exhibition entitled Europe before Europe, which will open at 7.30 p.m.
It will be possible to admire 35 original works of great value and beauty, commissioned by the Italian enterprise 'Modiano' between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
The exhibition will remain open until 19 January 2015.