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Past Events

There has been lots going on at the European Parliament campus

MUSEUM NIGHT FEVER Brussels - 23-02-2019 - 23-02-2019

The House of European History will again be part of Brussels’ annual Museum Night Fever. An air of youthful rebellion will take over the building as a prelude to the exhibition Restless Youth. Experience what it was like to be young in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s thanks to this European evening filled with music, dance, costumes, and guided tours.

DEBATING HISTORY: 1989 IN PERSPECTIVE Brussels - 11-02-2019 - 11-02-2019

As part of its debating history series, the House of European History will host a debate to mark the launch of the book ‘Europe's Postwar Periods - 1989, 1945, 1918: Writing History Backwards’. The book’s authors will discuss the changes that followed 1989, and put the year into historical perspective by tracing a path back to 1945 and 1918. Join them to discuss how successive Europes have been constructed in the wake of conflicts.

EXHIBITION: 20 YEARS OF THE EURO Strasbourg - 16-01-2019 - 05-04-2019

20 years ago the euro was born. Today it is legal tender in 19 European countries and used by 340 million people. If you visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg, you can see how your daily life has been changed by the currency in a temporary exhibition. From making travel easier, to making savings more secure, the euro has allowed the European Union to better protect its citizens and businesses.

FREE TASTING OF TRADITIONAL DESSERTS Brussels - 17-12-2018 - 18-12-2018

On 17 and 18 December, from 14:30, visitors to the House of European History will have the chance to discover seasonal recipes from Croatia, Denmark, Italy and more. At the end of your visit, make sure to drop by Café Europa on the ground floor of the museum and let your sweet tooth travel around the continent for free. 


The House of European History will host the second part of the EUNIC Brussels conference series “For a New European Social Contract”. The topic of the panel discussion will be ‘Identities and Communities’, exploring the role of the European Union in relation to changing identities and transnational communities. The discussion will take place on 5 December at 18:00. Attendance is free, interpretation available into English.

GRAND OPENING EUROPA EXPERIENCE, HELSINKI Helsinki - 05-12-2018 - 06-12-2018

The European Parliament kindly invites you to the opening of a brand new Europa Experience in Helsinki, Finland. The opening of the visitor centre, called EU@Oodi, will coincide with the opening festivities of the new Helsinki Central Library Oodi. The centre is a public space providing information on the work of the European Union and its impact on your daily life. The opening activities will include a high-level opening ceremony followed by two days of events.


Martin Kohlrausch, Associate Professor of European Political History, will hold a public lecture at the House of European History on Friday 16 November. He will explore the architects’ experiences in Central Europe during the Interwar period. In his talk, he will argue that architects have a close, yet problematic relationship with modernising states.

WHAT STORY SHOULD EUROPE TELL? - FULLY BOOKED Brussels - 13-11-2018 - 13-11-2018

Come and listen to the Oxford University Professor and winner of the 2017 Charlemagne Prize, Timothy Garton Ash, speak at the European House of History on 13 November. With Europe facing various challenges, the ‘English European’ will explore questions on the existence of a narrative that may or may not mobilise and unite Europe in the future. Interpreted into French. A recording will be available after the event. 


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