Ireland joined the European Economic Community, the forerunner of the European Union, in 1973, but Irish participation in the development of European identities dates back more than a thousand years.
To commemorate Ireland's 50th Anniversary since its accession to the CEE/EU, the European University Institute and the Historical Archives of the European Union will host an international traveling exhibition produced by Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs. The exhibit was researched and written by Dr Damian Bracken, University College Cork, and Dr Angela Byrne for Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs.
This short conference preceding the exhibit includes the participation of Ireland's Ambassador to Italy Patricia O'Brien, EUI President Renaud Dehousse, and several members of the EUI's Irish community.
All are welcome to attend.