Cultural events

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    The EESC is hosting an exhibition by the French photographer Bruno Fert entitled "Refuge: Private worlds in exile".

    It comprises a series of panels with portraits and testimonies, together with images of interiors in refugee camps and makeshift shelters in Greece and France, including the "jungle" in Calais.

    More information on the “Refuge” project:

  • To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the EESC presented the short film To Be and Not to Be (in times of Corona).

    The short film was produced by Theatre Stap in November 2020 in Turnhout (Belgium) during the strict measures imposed due to the pandemic.

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    Exploring the relationship between humankind and nature through aerial photography.

    The EESC will host a photography exhibition entitled Habitat, featuring the work of Tom Hegen, an award-winning German photographer and designer from Munich. Tom Hegen's work focuses on aerial photography projects, showcasing the impact of human presence on earth and frequently highlighting the relationship between man and nature.
    The exhibition will be displayed at the EESC from 20 October to 30 November 2020, in connection with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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    To commemorate this year's International Women's Day (8 March), the EESC is staging an exhibition entitled "Female Notes".

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    The EESC will host the ILO's centenary anniversary exhibition, "100 years of Social Protection with the International Labour Organization (ILO)", featuring 24 roll-up banners in both English and French.

    The exhibition presents the establishment and evolution of social protection systems around the world since 1919, and thus commemorates 100 years since the foundation of the ILO.

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    Art exhibition featuring works by the Lithuanian artist

    The EESC will host an art exhibition featuring works by the Lithuanian artist, Stasys Eidrigevičius. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU and with the support of the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum and the Lithuanian Culture Institute.

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    The EESC will host a photographic exhibition entitled "Industrial heritage of the town of Sisak – Past & Present", featuring a series of photos from the city of Sisak, in Croatia. A launch event is planned for Wednesday 27 November, in conjunction with the NAT Section meeting.

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    The EESC is to host a photography exhibition, "Images of Another Europe 1985-1989", featuring the work of Constantin Pittas, a well-known photographer from Greece.

    In the late 1980s, Costantinos Pittas roamed all over the divided continent, from south to north, and from Lisbon to Krakow, in both Eastern and Western Europe.  His camera was focused on the faces of fearful, repressed people in the East, the faces of the lonely or the elderly in the West.


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    The exhibition "The EU speaks your language" moves to the Council of the EU (LEX building).

    "The EU speaks your language" was produced by the EESC in house, in cooperation with the Directorate for Translation of the EESC/CoR and was launched in September 2018 to mark the 60th anniversary of Regulation 1/1958 entering into force.

    The exhibition travels back in time to 1958, to the first legal act of the EEC/EU, to highlight the historical significance of Regulation 1/58 whilst featuring a modern approach to that which it symbolises at its core.


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    The EESC will host the photography exhibition "Kirja, a Finnish Story", featuring the work of Noémie Kreitlow, a young professional photographer from Brussels.
    Noémie Kreitlow did a project on Finnish cultural and social identity as part of her photography studies. Her documentary project, carried out in the city of Kouvola and its surroundings, culminated in an exhibition at the Finnish Permanent Representation in Brussels.