05-31.05.2022 Exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union"- Mestre


In occasion of the X edition of Europe Day Celebration in Venice 2022 "Towards a more sustainable Europe" , from the 5th to the 31st of May 2022 is held the exhibition “The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union” at the Antica Provvederia, via Torre Belfredo 1, Mestre. The exhibition of the "The Founding fathers and Mothers of the European Union" in collaboration between the Municipality of Venice and Europe Direct it will be inaugurated Thursday 5th of May at 12.00am in presence of the authorities. 

The exhibition will be open until the 31st of May. 

For the citizens it is possible to visit the exhibition with free entrance Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 13.00, and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 15.00 to 19.00.
The service Europe Direct Venezia Veneto, informative point of the European Union is active in the Veneto regio, and it has offered the academic exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Father of the European Union", on official document of the European Commission. 
The exhibition is dedicated to the 8 women and the 13 men who inspired the creation of the European Union in which we live today.

Without their efforts and motivations we could not live in a context of peace and stability which we are taking for granted. Fighters of resistance or lawyers or commissioners, the pioneers of the EU were a heterogenous group of people moved by the same ideals: peace and prosperity in Europe. 
Other than the following pioneers, many others have inspired the european project and they have worked hard to make it happen. 

Oltre ai pionieri presentati di seguito, molti altri hanno ispirato il progetto europeo e hanno lavorato instancabilmente per realizzarlo.
- 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.

The leitmotif of 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 a national and international audience.


For more information:

Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia
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