European Parliament visitor facilities to reopen on 15 June

On Monday 15 June, several of the European Parliament’s visitor facilities will reopen to the public with the necessary measures in place to guarantee a safe visit.

House of European History© European Parliament Images/European Union-EP

 

On Monday 15 June, several of the European Parliament’s visitor facilities will reopen to the public with the necessary measures in place to guarantee a safe visit.

In Brussels, visits to the Parlamentarium and the House of European History will now be possible, respecting all distancing and hygiene measures. On Place Luxembourg, Station Europe will welcome visitors again.  The House of European History will have a new display with objects documenting citizens’ lives during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Visits to all facilities are free of charge and possible in 24 languages. For opening times and security measures, please check below.

 

Parlamentarium

 

In the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament’s visitor’s centre, multimedia guides lead visitors to the heart of the European Parliament, explaining the path towards European cooperation, how the European Parliament works and what its Members are doing to meet current challenges. It can be experienced in any of the European Union’s 24 official languages. Visits are self-directed, with the visit taking up to 60 minutes. Visitors are kindly asked to pre-book a slot for their visit. Due to the hygiene measures in place, some sections will be temporarily closed. The temporary exhibition “Behind the Berlin Wall – State Security in the GDR Dictatorship”, inaugurated last November to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, will be open.

More information about distancing and hygiene measures here

 

House of European History

 

At the House of European History, visitors can explore the permanent exhibition, which includes a look at the history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and how European integration developed. They will discover the origins and evolution of Europe, encountering both the continent’s diversity and the many historical interpretations of its story. The museum’s trans-European viewpoint delves into historical memories, diverse experiences and common ground shared by the peoples of Europe, exploring how these relate to the present day.

 

As of 15 June, a new display of objects from Belgium and across Europe will be presented in the Fables Room of the museum, entitled “Documenting Covid”, revealing a snapshot of citizens’ lives during the recent COVID-19 lockdown. The curated selection shows the deep social, economic and cultural impact of the pandemic, as well as exploring common themes of solidarity, hope and resilience experienced in adversity.

 

Visits are allowed for individual visitors or small groups from the same household. Booking in advance is mandatory.

 

In addition to the Parlamentarium and the House of European History, other visitors facilities have also reopened, including Station Europe on Place Luxembourg in Brussels, where visitors can get information on the Parliament and the visitors offer. For an overview and the measures in place, please check here

 

More information about distancing and hygiene measures here.

 

Virtual tours and other online activities are available as well.

Press Release, European Parliament, Press room , June 12, 2020. Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200612IPR81103/european-parliament-visitor-facilities-to-reopen-on-15-june

Republished by Intell News Romania in English on June 13, 2020

 

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (Constantine the Great and Christianity) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , Painting section, with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990, in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. In the period 2004-2016, I had the honor to have the encouragements, the advices, the friendship of the Master PAUL GHERASIM(1925-2016), my mentor, the founder of the "Prolog" group. During the period 1992-1994 I was artistic advisor at Coleus contemporary art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration - AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Visual Artists’ Union from Romania(UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania. From 2014 I am member Visarta( from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I had 4 Personal Exhibitions with sacred art, organized by UAP from Romania- Visual Artists’ Union from Romania, in Bucharest (2001, 2003, 2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery), also another two at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008), Sabion Gallery in Bucharest(2019, together with Cristina Georgescu). I had also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The icons, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy(Pompeii, Pisa, Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bari, Viadana, Mantua), but also in France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland; in secondary also I am cultural journalist: from May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucureştiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper, which has been called since April 2020 the Jurnalul Bucureştiului ,,Le Petit Parisien”, with a different leadership and a different format. From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor of the Intell News(Global news, press and event analysis) and coordinator of the Culture pages (in Romanian and English, named Intell News Romania). From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.