Waterford Europe Direct to host “EU-Ireland@40: Looking back over 40 years”. 4th October-5th November 2013

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 4 Oct 2013 until 5 Nov 2013
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

To celebrate Ireland’s 40th anniversary of accession to the EU, the European Commission Representation in Ireland has created an exhibition entitled “EU-Ireland@40: Looking back over 40 years”.

This exhibition represents an invaluable opportunity to review Ireland’s journey through the past 40 years of EU membership, a period of time during which the country was transformed politically, economically, socially and qualitatively.

22 panels lead visitors through the different stages of the relationship between Ireland and the EU: from the knocking on the door and the following accession, to the last years of crisis and recovery; passing through, amongst the others, the economic development (with the major role played by Common Agricultural Policy and Structural Funds), six previous Irish presidencies, nine Commissioners and two Secretaries-General, the introduction of the Single Market and the Euro, the enlargement and several referendums.

Waterford Europe Direct will host this exhibition from 4th October to 5th November 2013. We are delighted to announce that the exhibition will be officially opened by Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast.