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EU 1979 – A People’s Parliament Partner Exchange
19 October @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm IST
Date and Time: Monday 19 October 2020, 2-3pm
Platform: Zoom Meeting organised by Smashing Times
Category: International online Partner Exchange attended by partners from the European project EU 1979: A People’s Parliament
Tickets: Open to partner organisations
Booking: SOLD OUT
Moderator: Freda Manweiler, Smashing Times
Artists and Guest Speakers: Artists and activists from Smashing Times, Dublin, Ireland, St Dona Daria, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, University of Hannover, Germany and Francais Pour L’Insertion Sociale et Professionnelle en Europe, Paris, France.
Smashing Times are delighted to bring together online an international community of partners, artists, and activists from across Europe for the transnational European project EU 1979: A People’s Parliament – Democracy, Human Rights and Women’s Political Participation. This is a European art-based project using creative processes of film, a feminist framework and online digital resources to remember the first 1979 European parliamentary elections through a celebration of the stories and names of the 67 powerful women MEP’s elected at that time.
The partners come together to reflect on the work to date which has resulted in an EU: 1979 online exhibition and film, highlighting how the EU was founded with its roots in WWII and the Holocaust. Partners explore the history and importance of the 1979 first European parliamentary elections by universal suffrage and the role of the EU today to promote co-operation, democracy, equality, peace and human rights for all.
The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union and the four European partners are Smashing Times (lead partner), Dublin, Ireland, www.smashingtimes.ie; St Dona Daria, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, University of Hannover, Germany and Francais Pour L’Insertion Sociale et Professionnelle en Europe, Paris, France.