Meeting of the EP Network of Political Houses and Foundations of Great Europeans

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2023

European Parliament Centre d’accréditation Esplanade Solidarité 1000 Bruxelles

House of European History. 135 rue Belliard 1000 Bruxelles


6 July

13:30 Meeting at the entrance of the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament and accreditation

14:15 – 14:20 Welcome by Etienne BASSOT, Director of the Members’ research service, European Parliamentary Research Service (SPAAK 1C47)

14:20 – 15:00 Introductory remarks and exchange of views with Rainer WIELAND, Vice President of the European Parliament. ‘The European Parliament – one year before the elections’

15:00 – 15:30 First session
“The speeches that are making Europe”, presentation by Isabelle GAUDEUL-EHRHART, Administrator in the European Parliamentary Research Service

15:30 – 15:45 Transfer to the House of European History

15:45 – 18:00 Second session
Welcome by Constanze ITZEL, Director of the House of European History and visit of the temporary exhibition “Throwaway – The history of a modern crisis”, followed by a presentation:”Towards more sustainable museums?”
Session about greening museum practices with Christine DUPONT, Curator, House of European History
Room: MHE 01|310

19:00 Informal Dinner
La Pizza e Bella,
13 place de Londres
1050 Ixelles

7 July

08:30 Meeting at the entrance of the Altiero Spinelli building of the European Parliament and accreditation

09:00 – 10:30 Third session:
State of play of activities within the EP Network: Short presentations by members of the Network.
Meeting room: SPAAK 1C47

10:30 – 11:00 Fourth session:
‘European Parliament History Service: Bringing Citizens back in’ by Gilles PITTOORS, Policy Analyst, European Parliament History Service, European Parliamentary Research Service

11:00 – 12:15 Fifth session:
Next steps for the EP Network: Reports from ‘working groups’ on various topics (Gardens of Europe, EU funding, EU public speaking), led by member institutions of the EP Network and Philippe PERCHOC, Secretary of the Network.

12:15 Possibility of taking lunch in the canteen of the European Parliament