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"Ever Closer Union" - travelling exhibition

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the Historical Archives of the European Union has launched a travelling exhibition: Ever Closer Union – The legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe (1957-2017). The exhibition is organized in collaboration with 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.

The exhibition is available in 29 languages in digital format and print versions will be on display in various locations throughout Europe and the world. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 16 March 2017 in Rome, Italy, during the festivities relating to the signature date of the Treaties (25 March 1957). It will also be available online.

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; Unifying Europe through Economy and Law focuses on the economic and judicial legacy of the Treaties; Social Europe and the European Citizenship focuses on the legacy of the Treaties in the spheres of social policy and democratic participation; EEC/EU International Dimension addresses issues of the European international identity. A closing panel Future Challenges Facing the EU will focus on contemporary and future challenges of the EU.


Curated by: Benedetto Zaccaria and Silvia Sassano


Currently the exhibition is at:

15.04.-31.05.2017: Europe Direct Cantal - Espace Georges Pompidou, Aurillac, France

01.-31.05.2017: European Union House in Riga, Riga, Latvia

02.-31.05.2017: Conseil départemental (County Council) du Doubs, Besançon, France

02.-31.05.2017: Conseil regional Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Europe Direct Limousin, Maison de L’Europe en Limousin), Limoges, France

09.05.2017-TBC: Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC), Valletta, Malta

15.-31.05.2017: Edic Senica (Dom kultúry), Senica, Slovakia

15.05.-02.06.2017: European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

17.-31.05.2017: Grand Narbonne (Communauté d’Agglomération), Narbonne, France

18.05.-02.06.2017: Europe Direct Freyung, Freyung, Germany

18.05.-05.06.2017: University of Messina, Messina, Italy

25.05.-07.06.2017: European Documentation Centre (University of Córdoba), Córdoba, Spain

29.05.-12.06.2017: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Upcoming locations: 

01.-16.06.2017: EDIC Nitra (Agroinštitút Nitra), Nitra, Slovakia

01.-30.06.2017: Saldus Library - European Union Information Point, Saldus, Latvia

02.-16.06.2017: Club Italiano, Cape Town, South Africa

05.-16.06.2017: Europe Direct Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

05.-16.06.2017: Europe Direct Frankfurt (Oder), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

09.-28.06.2017: European Documentation Centre (University of Murcia), Murcia, Spain

13.-18.06.2017: Glucksman Gallery (University College Cork), Cork, Ireland




The exhibition has also been noted in the press.

By request we can provide you with promotional material (poster/flyer):

Please contact: Claudia Fanti by email Claudia.Fanti@eui.eu or by telephone (+39) 055 4685 662

For partners in Italy: the Presidency of the Council of Ministry, Department for European Politics, is organising the exhibition, please contact: info@politicheeuropee.it 


Page last updated on 29 May 2017