Cultural events

  • 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.

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    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.

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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.

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    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".

  • In support of its candidacy for the UNESCO World Heritage List

    The EESC will hold an online event to present the candidacy for the UNESCO World Heritage List of the ESMA Museum and Memorial Site in Argentina. 

  • An exhibition on multilingualism and the importance of translation

    Created in 2018, this in-house exhibition is a tribute to the EU fundamental values of democratic legitimisation and multilingualism and focuses on Regulation 1/1958, which determined the languages to be used by the EU institutions and set out the language arrangements applicable to them.

    Regulation 1/1958 has played a key role in European integration: allowing work to be carried out in each of the Member States' languages has increased civil society participation as well as the EU's democratic legitimacy.

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    This exhibition consists of 25 posters that celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women's rights and empowerment across the world. It highlights struggles for gender equality and women's rights in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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    Joint photo exhibition

    The Portuguese artist Ana Carvalho presents the Africa in Lisbon exhibition, depicting the presence and impact of African culture in Lisbon, while the African artist José Pereira, based in Cape Verde, presents the Ubuntu photo exhibition, promoting a way of peaceful co-existence, acceptance of differences and solidarity.

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    The EESC is hosting the exhibition Hand in Hand by the Portuguese artist, Maria Reis Rocha.

    The exhibition features a series of illustrations and short videos promoting mental health, social participation and transformation, quality education, universal access to healthcare, the fight against poverty and racism, and children's rights.

    This series looks at the social dimension of life, which is closely connected to the Portuguese Presidency's priorities of a resilient, green, social, digital and global Europe.

    The online exhibition will run from 15 January to 15 February 2021, in connection with the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.