05.05.2022 Inauguration exhibition "The founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union"



Antica Provvederia Torre Belfredo 1, Mestre 
Wednesday, Friday: 10-13 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 15-19
Inauguratiuo Tuesday 5th of May 12 pm

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Thursday May 5th 2022 at 12 pm was held the inauguration of the exhibition “The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union” at the presence of the authorities at the Antica Provvederia in Torre Belfredo 1 Mestre, in front of Town Hall. 

The exhibition will be open in the following times: 
Wednesday, Friday: 10-13 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 15-19
Extraordinary opening: Saturday 7th of May: 10-13
The Europe Direct of the City of Venice, information point of the European Union active in the Veneto region, proposes the diactic exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union", based on official documentation 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:
Founding Mothers    
Nicole Fontaine,
Ursula Hirschmann,
Nilde Iotti,
Marga Klompé,
Anna Lindh,
Melina Mercouri,
Simone Veil,
Louise Weiss.
Founding Fathers
Konrad Adenauer,
Joseph Bech,
Johan Willem Beyen,
Winston Churchill.
Alcide De Gasperi,
Walter Hallstein,
Helmut Kohl,
Sicco Mansholt,
François Mitterand,
Jean Monnet,
Robert Schuman,
Paul-Henri Spaak,
Altiero Spinelli.

The main theme of the exhibition is to underline that these women and men were convinced that the peoples of Europe, while remaining proud of their identity and national history, were determined to overcome the ancient divisions and to build together their common destiny.

These are the visionary leaders who inspired the creation of the European Union in which we live today: without their commitment and their 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 heterogeneous group of people driven by the same ideals: peace, unity and prosperity in Europe.
In addition to the pioneers presented below, many others have inspired the European project and have worked tirelessly to achieve it.

The exhibition is divided into 21 panels and it combines drawings and photographs with a series of bilingual texts, written in Italian and English, in order to reach the national and international audience.

The exibition can be also virtually visited thanks to: 
Some of the picyures from the event: 


Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia
Via Spalti 28, Mestre-Venezia
telefono 345 8358360
e-mail: infoeuropa@comune.venezia.it


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