Just as Portugal is taking the reins of the EU and is pushing the social agenda up the list of priorities, the EESC is hosting a virtual exhibition of work by Portuguese artist Maria Reis Rocha which pays tribute to human connection and solidarity.

Hand in Hand features a series of illustrations and short videos by Maria Reis Rocha (https://www.mariareisrocha.com/) on burning social issues such as mental health, social participation and transformation, quality education, universal access to healthcare, the fight against poverty and racism, and children's rights.

These topics are closely connected to the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency (a resilient Europe, a social Europe, a green Europe, a digital Europe and a global Europe), which starts on 1 January 2021.

A cultural première, the exhibition is being presented digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will run from 15 January to 15 February 2021 at: https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/agenda/our-events/events/hand-hand  (ck)