11-27.04.2023 Exhibition "The Founding Mothers and Fathers of the European Union" - Portogruaro

From 11 to 27 April 2023, the exhibition "The Mothers and Founding Fathers of the European Union" will be held in the Sala Colonne of the Portogruaro Town Hall, Piazza della Repubblica 1. The exhibition is organized by Europe Direct Venezia Veneto of the Municipality of Venice and by the Municipality of Portogruaro in collaboration with the Gino Luzzatto Institute of Higher Education.

The inauguration has been held on Tuesday 11 April at 12.00pm in the presence of the authorities.

The exhibition is an exhibition itinerary made up of twenty-two panels in Italian and English that illustrate the figures of women and men who have contributed, with their constant commitment, to transforming the European Union from a dream into reality.

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

For citizens it will be possible to visit the exhibition with free entry from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.

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

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For information:

Comune di Portogruaro
Piazza della Repubblica 1, Portogruaro 
numero verde 800016079

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

Ultimo aggiornamento: 12/04/2023 ore 10:30