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21/09/2011 21/10/2011

Design Eleven: Ageless Design - the EESC rewards sustainable design

03/10/2011 07/10/2011

2011 has been designated as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) by UNESCO and IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, responsible for the systematic naming of new chemicals). The year will be marked by events and displays in countries around the world. The opening event was in Paris in January, the closing event will be in Brussels in December.

Inspired by EESC Member David Sears, Employers Group, UK, the Cultural Sub Committee of the Committee has agreed to contribute to this week. The exhibitions and displays bring together a number of themes relating to the past, present and future of life as we currently know it. The EESC is deeply grateful to the many companies and learned bodies that have made this possible, together with the Polish Embassy during their Presidency of the EU.

16/06/2011 14/07/2011
Literature Lunches 2011 at the EESC

‘InBETWEEN is the name of a set of literary readings carried out by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It underpins the message of intercultural dialogue which is one of the main assets of all EESC cultural activities. As the voice of organised civil society, the EESC is a microcosm and mirror of social and cultural differences and has a key role to play in a process that comprises an open and respectful exchange or interaction between individuals, groups and organisations with different cultural backgrounds or world views.

Come 'N'Listen - Musical journeys through Europe

This evening brings you to a musical journey in Europe, back in time and space. The different performances will give you an illustrated view on Franz Liszt – his life, his music, his women and his spirituality.

19/01/2011 10/02/2011
Poster of the exhibition
photos taken by Gyukics Péter

The photo exhibition Bridges on the Danube River is organised at the EESC in the context of the Hungarian EU presidency in cooperation with the Hungarian Culture Institute in Brussels. The opening will take place on 19 January 2011 at 6.30 pm in Foyer 6 and is followed by the Hungarian national evening at the EESC.


Do you know Robert Schumann? What do you know about his wife Clara?
Though much has been written about Robert Schumann and his wife Clara, born Wieck, it is mainly Robert that is recalled and recognised for his compositions.

Robert Schumann, sometimes given as Robert Alexander Schumann, (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is one of the most famous and important Romantic composers and exerted considerable influence in the nineteenth century and beyond. He left an array of acclaimed music in virtually all the forms then known.

Exhibition - Opening

The European Economic and Social Committee has the honor of inviting you to the opening of

100 Years of Abstract Art in Belgium

06/09/2010 07/09/2010

The Council of Europe, in partnership with the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), Culture Action Europe, the Budapest Observatory and International Federation of Arts Councils, Culture Agencies (IFACCA) and Allianz Kulturstiftung, is organising an international conference focusing on the theme of "Culture and the policies of change".

17/06/2010 08/07/2010
Literature Lunch 2010

Le thème choisi pour l’Année européenne 2010 entend attirer l’attention sur
deux problèmes qui affectent très gravement notre société contemporaine:
la pauvreté et l’exclusion sociale. Aujourd’hui, 16 % des citoyens de l’Union
vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté; il en résulte souvent que s’agissant de
l’existence qu’ils veulent mener, ils ne disposent que d’une palette de choix
limitée, qui peut les conduire à se retrouver au ban de la société.