Rome Treaty's 60th anniversary celebrations in Malta
Sixty years ago in Rome, the foundations were laid for the Europe that we know today, ushering in the longest period of peace in written history in Europe. The Treaties of Rome established a common market where people, goods, services and capital can move freely and created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens. On this anniversary, the European Commission Representation in Malta is organising the following activities.
What is the REP planning to do?
The REP will:
- Be organising a public dialogue on the future of Europe, with the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker and the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The dialogue will be held on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at 17:00hrs at the Archaelogy Museum, Republic Street, Valletta. This event is organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta, MEUSAC and the Strickland Foundation. During the meeting, both speakers will field questions from the general public in the light of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome and the recent publication by the European Commission of the White Paper discussing 'The Future of Europe'. A number of audiovisuals on the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty and 30th anniversary of the Erasmus initiative will also be screened during the event. The event will also be filmed and aired live on our Facebook and twitter as well as on other online media.
- Hold an exhibition entitled "60 years of the Rome Treaties" together with the Italian Institute of Culture, The Italian Embassy in Malta and the Malta-EU steering-action committee; the exhibition will be officially launched on the 23rd March 2017 at the Italian Institute of Culture in St. George's Square, Valletta and will be open for viewing by the public until the 20th April 2017.
- Other actions include a campaign on social media building up to these events as well as the screening on TV stations of short video clips commemorating this anniversary as well as the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus initiative which are currently being produced by the Representation.
What are local partners planning to do?
The Maltese authorities are currently working closely with the Italian administration on the organisation of the Europe-wide event in Rome to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Rome Treaties on 25 March.
The Presidency Unit has also commissioned a cultural event running from the 24th March to the 26th March 2017 consisting of a Projection onto the façade of the Grand Master’s Palace (official venue of the 2017 Maltese Presidency), of a multimedia art-piece by Ruben Zahra, accompanied by a soundtrack with recorded texts from the 28 Member States of the European Union. The art-piece includes visuals and 3D mapping projections.