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direttore Paolo Pagliaro

"Ever Closer Union", the exhibition on the united Europe stops in South Africa

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(March 16 2017) An exhibition to retrace the most important moments that led to a united Europe, taking up the legacy of the founding fathers looking to the future.
"Ever closer union - The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe" is the art project conceived for the 60th anniversary of Rome Treaties (1957-2017), which is based on documents and photos from Historical Archives of the European Union, Historical Diplomatic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from Italian International Cooperation, in addition to ANSA archives. Handwritten letters, photos, reports, notes and projects, documenting the work of politicians and diplomats to the achievement of European integration. The traveling exhibition, thanks to the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Pretoria in collaboration with the Johannesburg Consulate General and Cape Town Consulate, will tour several cities in South Africa. On March 23, the exhibition will be in Pretoria as part of the panel "Reflections on 60 years of EU in Africa " organized by the EU Delegation at the University of the city. From March 24 to 26 the exhibition stops at Dante Alighieri Society in Johannesburg. The program of the opening of the exhibition (Friday, March 24 at 6.30 pm) starts with Lugi Robuschi's (University of the Witwatersrand) presentation. The following day the exhibition will be accessible to students and parents of the schools with Italian teaching (Saturday, March 25 from 11am to 1 pm ). On Sunday, March 26, at 12.30 am there will be a social lunch. From March 27 to April 28, "Ever closer union" will move to Johannesburg General Consulate and on May 9 will be back in Pretoria on the occasion of Europe Day. On June 2, the exhibition will be in Cape Town for Italian Republic Day, which will remain on display until June 16 at the Italian Club. The exhibition will move to other cities of the country, with times and locations to be defined. (Red)


The exhibition, organized in 4 sections and 14 panels, displays reproductions of documents, photos and captions in English language. After the introductory panel, the first section provides an historical overview, followed by an analysis of the role of the EU in the areas of social and democratic participation, especially with regard to employment, education and training. It then focuses on the concept of European international identity also in relation to the enlargement process from 6 to 28 members, closing with a section on challenges the Union will face in the future. The exhibition, in all 24 official EU languages, will be proposed in many countries around the world through Italian diplomatic missions. In addition to the Historical Archives of the European Union the exhibition is organized by European Union Council, European Commission, European Parliament, Presidency of the Council of the Ministers-Department of European Politics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ANSA agency.

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