This year's YEYS event has a real cultural treat in store for its young audience. The EESC is to host Theatre Navpaky that will be performing a show during the closing session of the event on Friday 24 March. The musical performance is entitled "Svit za ochi" (There, out of sight) and directed by Oksana Terefenko.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the EESC presents the virtual photographic exhibition "Do you know these Sports Women?" The exhibition consists of a series of posters that present sports women from the eight Andalusian regions in Spain.
The exhibition features a series of images charting the history of the euro.
It focuses on a combination of archive materials from the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), information provided by the DG ECFIN of the European Commission and materials from the Croatian National Bank.
The exhibition also features cartoons and posters about the 2002 launch of the euro, which quickly rose to become the most widely used currency worldwide.
The cultural and creative sectors were one of the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, using digital tools, creativity and innovation, artists where able to stay in contact with their audiences, to share content and to bring concerts into living-rooms. New forms of content have emerged, some of them showing the artist recording in their own home and creating a more personal relationship compared with the previous stage-audience separation. Digitalisation has also brought music to people who would otherwise not necessarily have attended a venue, e.g. a classical concert to marginalised or vulnerable groups.
With the launch of the virtual video exhibition “Voices of Violence” by the Danish Cultural Institute, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is providing a space where the frightening real-life stories of female survivors of violence can be told and heard, with listening and understanding being the first steps towards action and change.
In this online exhibition, five emblematic artists have been selected by the French delegation to the European Economic and Social Committee, in recognition of their work in bringing these topics into the limelight and into public discourse.
The EESC is hosting an online photo exhibition entitled Heroes of Dark Times to highlight the situation of the political prisoners and increase awareness of the dangers of the authoritarian and oppressive system in Belarus.
The EESC is hosting a photo exhibition entitled "Stay with us" to mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake that hit Croatia in December 2020.
The EESC will host an artistic performance entitled "…because I'm a woman?" to mark International Women's Day, on 8 March 2022. A short 10-minute video by the talented young Polish artist Patrycja Alenkuć will feature a dance performance complemented by storytelling.
The EESC is hosting a photo exhibition entitled "Les cow-boys modernes" by the French photographer Frédéric Stucin.
Frédéric Stucin is a professional photographer who lives and works in Paris and has been working with various French media since 2002.
The online exhibition will run from 15 January to 15 February 2022, in connection with the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.