The University of Stirling's Division of Communications, Media and Culture is organising a European Awareness Day. As part of the planned activities there will be two showings of a free musical performance ‘Europe: What a Passion!’ by Daniela Martinelli and Francesco Pigozzo from the International Centre for European and Global Governance (CesEU), Italy at the Albert Halls, Stirling. The recital will be followed by a roundtable discussion between experts and the audience.
The first performance is open to the general public and will take place on Tuesday 13 June, from 7.30pm – 10.00pm. More details and bookings: http://culturestirling.org/events/europe-what-a-passion
The second recital on Wednesday 14 June, from 9.30am – 1.00pm, is aimed at university and college staff and students from both higher and further education institutions, journalists, representatives of the European institutions and other interested stakeholders. If you are interested in attending the second performance please register by emailing AwarEU@stir.ac.uk
The recital narrates the history of European integration since the World War II to current crisis and unpredictable future. It engages spectators in the tale of a little known, yet all-important part of their own story, whose further development weighs heavily on our future and depends on our choices. A storyteller, figurative texts and graphics, the acting and singing paths connecting milestones in a long, turbulent and vital ‘love story’ invite the audience to experience specific atmospheres of the last 70 years and understand our story as Europeans.
A multi-lingual artistic project ‘Europe: What a Passion!’ is currently touring Europe with specific original versions for each EU country. It has been a great success in Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The two-day event has been organised following the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ successful Erasmus+ grant application for the AwarEU Project – an education initiative set up to promote democratic values, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
Besides the European Awareness Day, the project also includes a design of a Virtual Learning Environment on contemporary European issues for lecturers, teachers, students, journalists and citizens. The learning environment will be briefly introduced at the event.
Under the leadership of International Centre for European and Global Governance (CesEU), Italy, other partners of AwarEU project besides the University of Stirling include Jacques Delors Institute, the University of Aston, University Institute for European Studies of the San Pablo, Lisbon Nova Law School and Centro de Informação Europeia Jacques Delors – Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros.