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.
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.
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The EESC will host the presentation of a study entitled "Moving towards a new, strengthened system of industrial relations resulting from the emergency COVID-19 measures" on Thursday 9 December, in the JDE building, meeting room JDE62.
The study, published in October 2021, will be presented by its authors at a meeting which is expected to take the form of an open debate between a panel of speakers, who will make statements on the topic, and the audience.
To mark the 2021 European Year of Rail, the EESC is organising a screening of a short film by the Europalia Arts Festival.
The short film will be an excerpt from the dance performance La Ronde by the famous French choreographer Boris Charmatz. Charmatz performed live for six hours in the hall of Brussels North train station on 15 October, in a show that was part of the Europalia Trains and Tracks programme for 2021. A six-hour series of events with dancing, singing and talking duets, visualising and symbolising a collective moment in a public space.
The EESC is hosting the photo exhibition "A decade of climate change" by the prize-winning young Slovenian photographer Ciril Jazbec.
Ciril Jazbec is a Leica O.B. Winner and received the World Press Photo award for 2021.
This virtual exhibition features a series of 25 images and a short video. The series of photos is in tune with the Green Europe pillar as he has been working lately on various series that tackle climate change and are part of his long-term project entitled "Climate Change Resilience".