The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe
Inauguration 11 May, 2018 at 11am
Thanks to the kind contribution of Europe Direct - Comune di Venezia, Venice International University and San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani will have the privilege of hosting this exhibition on San Servolo from May 11 to 22, 2018. The travelling exhibition was curated to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, signed on 25 March 1957, and which were a turning point in the process of European integration, giving birth to the European Economic Community and Euratom.
The purpose of the exhibition is to trace, through archival documents and images, the history of European integration from the signing of the Treaties of Rome to the challenges facing Europe today.
The exhibition is divided into four sections:
- A Historical Overview addresses the historic roots of the European Union from the Treaties of Rome to the contemporary Union, displaying key documents on the
institutional and political development of the European integration process from the establishment of the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) in 1957 to the contemporary European Union.
- Unifying Europe through Economy and Law focuses on the legacy of the Treaties of Rome in the economic field. It addresses the evolution of the European Common Market from the original provisions of the founding treaties to the launch of the Single Market and Economic and Monetary Union projects under the European Commission Presidency of Jacques Delors (1985-1995);
- Social Europe and the European Citizenship displays selected documents and pictures concerning the evolution of EU policies in the spheres of labour, employment, education and training, and social inclusion. This section also links the questions of European identity and European citizenship to that of democracy at EU level and the legacy of the Treaties in the spheres of social policy and democratic participation;
- EEC/EU International Dimension addresses the international identity of the EU. It focuses on the enlargement process from a tight-knit community of six to a large union of 28 Members States, and traces the EU's historical engagement in the global arena.
A closing panel Future Challenges Facing the EU will focus on contemporary and future challenges of the EU from the issue of migration to that of internal cohesion. How will the EU cope with these challenges and work towards an Ever Closer Union?.
The exhibition is organized by:
European University Institute - Historical Archives of the European Union, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the National News Agency ANSA.
Curated by: Benedetto Zaccaria and Silvia Sassano, Historical Archives of the European Union, European Univesrity Institute, Florence.
The exhibition was presented at the international conference "The Re-launching of Europe and the Rome Treaties" in March 2017, and has been exhibited in many European and neighbouring countries since.
The Exhibition tour is managed by the Department of EU Policies of the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and has been brought to Venice by Europe Direct - Comune di Venezia
For further information:
Europe Direct - Comune di Venezia
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