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Ever Closer Union – The legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe (1957-2017) - Lecture and exhibition - FREE EVENTS

Date:

09/27/2017


Ever Closer Union – The legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe (1957-2017) - Lecture and exhibition - FREE EVENTS

Exhibition: Wednesday 27 September - Tuesday 10 October / Closed on Thursday 5 October 2017 (Opening hours: 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

Opening ceremony, exhibition tour and talk: Friday 29 September (Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm) 

Venue: Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay 

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On the occasion of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome (1957-2017), the itinerant exhibition "Ever closer union" – The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today’s Europe will be displayed at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from Wednesday 27 September to Tuesday 10 October 2017. This exhibition is the result of a collaboration among the Archives of the Council of the European Union, the Historical Archives of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission, with contributions from the European Investment Bank, the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ANSA.

The exhibition, made up of 14 panels in English, narrates the history and successes of the first 60 years of the European Union and illustrates the historical steps that led to its constitution taking into consideration its economic, political and social aspects. The final part is dedicated to the contemporary challenges being faced by the European Union, including the preservation of the environment, the migration crisis, the question of internal cohesion among member states and the role of the EU on the international arena.

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OPENING CEREMONY, EXHIBITION TOUR AND TALK:

1:00 pm | Opening Ceremony with opening remarks by Mr. Sarah Negro (Consul of Italy in Hong Kong) and Dr. Jolita Pons (Head of Political, Press and Information Section at the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao)

1:30 pm | Exhibition Guided Tour - Docent: Mr. Andrea Giagnoli (Director, Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong)

2:00 pm | Talk: "European Union: Past and Future" - Speaker: Prof Chan Ka Lok Kenneth (Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University) and Discussant: Prof Joshua Derman (Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

 

Information

Date: from Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute / The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy / The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Entrance : Free


Location:

Tsang Shiu Tim Art Hall, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay

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