A photo exhibition depicting one of Croatia's major industrial heritage sites and a thought-provoking film where different is the new normal will close the EESC's 2019 cultural programme.

The EESC is currently hosting a photography exhibition linked to its work in the field of industrial change. The Industrial Heritage of the town of Sisak – Past & Present, curated by Sisak's city museum and its photo gallery "Siscia Obscura", features a series of photos of this Croatian town seen through the lens of renowned Croatian photographers. The exhibition, which was organised by the EESC Employers' Group and officially launched by the Group President on 27 November, will be on display in Foyer 6 until the end of the year.

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019, on 19 December the EESC will host a screening of Downside Up!, a wordless short film about "being different" that has won several international awards. The artistic director of Theatre Stap, a Belgian theatre company working with actors with disabilities, and the lead actor of the film will attend the screening and exchange views with the audience in a debate around the European Pillar of Social Rights and its compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The film screening is being organised by the EESC'S Communication Department and its Committee for Equal Opportunities (COPEC). (ck)