In an inspiring speech, delivered on 18 April at the EESC plenary, which marked the end of the presidency of Georges Dassis and welcomed the new presidency of Mr Jahier, the new president set out the four priorities of his programme: sustainable development, promotion of peace, strengthening the role of culture and giving a voice to Europe’s young people.
A commemorative ceremony is challenging. For one, the subject is still a minefield. For even now, the collective memories of the countries we come from relate different narratives and nourish different sensitivities of lost territories, people slaughtered senselessly and vain promises. Some commemorate the independence of their country. Furthermore, the line is tight between pathos - and doing justice to the horrors of one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of humanity. But we can grow stronger though joint commemoration.
A Limited Edition - Object + Packaging - produced by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching the second edition of a competition to de sign an innovative, sustainable and creative de sign product, including packaging, with a strong civil society message.
The winning object will be distributed during 2012/13, European Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.
This publication is part of a series of catalogues published in the context of the exhibitions organized by the EESC, in this case cooperating with NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies).
Mr Santucci's pictures portray the masterpieces of Greek art, which are kept in several Italian museums and the Valley of the Temples. In this valley close to Agrigento, the master architects of Great Greece built a splendid example of their power to re-create the grandeur of Athens throughout the world. Their ideals of beauty, harmony and balance have moved generations and influenced contemporary artists such as the sculptor Igor Mitoraj, who has created an art installation of Greek masterpieces, placing them close to the valley's archaeological remains.