03-23.11.2022 Exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union"- Montagnana (PD)


From November 3rd to November 23rd, 2022, the exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union" has been hosted by the Educandato Statale San Benedetto di Montagnana in the Church of San Benedetto organized by Europe Direct Venezia Veneto of the City of Venice, the Province of Padua in collaboration with the institute itself.

The inauguration took place on Thursday, November 3 at 12pm in the presence of the Vice President of the Province of Padua, Vincenzo Gottardo, the School Headmistress, Veronese Emanuela, the Head of Europe Direct of the Province of Padua, Alessandra Tormene, the Mayor Gian Paolo Lovato of the Municipality of Montagnana.

The exhibition consists of twenty-two panels in Italian and English illustrating the figures of women and men who contributed, through their constant commitment, to transforming the European Union from a dream into reality.

The Europe Direct Venezia Veneto service, a European Union information point active in the Veneto region, is offering the educational exhibition "The Mothers and Founding Fathers of the European Union," on official documentation from the European Commission.

Citizens have been able to visit the exhibition with free admission Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 8 women and 13 men - visionary leaders - who inspired the creation of the European Union we live in today.
Without their commitment and motivation, we could not live in the context of peace and stability that we take for granted today. Resistance fighters or lawyers and parliamentarians, the pioneers of the EU were a diverse group of people moved by the same ideals: peace, unity and prosperity in Europe.
In addition to the pioneers presented below, many others inspired the European project and worked tirelessly to realize it.

- The Founding Mothers:    

Marga Klompé,
Nilde Iotti,
Anna Lindh,
Melina Mercouri,
Nicole Fontaine,
Ursula Hirschmann,
Louise Weiss,
Simone Veil

- Founding Fathers: 

Konrad Adenauer,
Joseph Bech,
Johan Willem Beyen,
Winston Churchill,
Alcide De Gasperi,
Walter Hallstein,
Sicco Mansholt,
Jean Monnet,
Robert Schuman,
Paul-Henri Spaak,
Altiero Spinelli,
Helmut Kohl,
François Mitterand

A common thread running through the exhibition is the conviction of these men and women that the peoples of Europe, while remaining proud of their national identity and history, were determined to overcome ancient divisions and build their common destiny together. The exhibition consists of 21 panels and combines drawings and photographs with a series of bilingual texts, written in Italian and English, in order to reach national and international audiences.

Visit the official page of the European Commission


Per informazioni:

Educandato Statale San Benedetto
Via San Benedetto 14 35044 Montagnana PD
c.f. 82005810286 C.M. PDVE010001
Tel 0429804033 Fax 0429800740
e-mail: PDVE010001@istruzione.it 

Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia
Via Spalti 28, Mestre-Venezia
numero verde 800 496200


Ultimo aggiornamento: 07/02/2023 ore 11:09