The ‘Espai Catalunya Europa’, located in the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union in Brussels, will host, from September 9 to November 13, the exhibition ‘Catalonia: 7.5 million futures’

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The opening of the exhibition will take place during the virtual celebration organized by the Delegation, due to coronavirus restrictions, on the occasion of the National Day of Catalonia. In this event, which will be moderated by the representative Meritxell Serret and that can be followed on the YouTube channel at 6.30 pm, Catalonia will be brought closer to the audience with the exhibition, the concert of 'Carlos Cano en clau de jazz’ and the gastronomy.

We share a territory, cities, a language, a culture or a way of being and living. ‘Catalonia: 7.5 million of futures’ visualizes how the Catalan territory is doing today from an economic, educational, social, productivity and political perspective. Data, curiosities or metaphors are used to present Catalonia to European and international citizens.

The exhibition is an updated version of the one originally presented at Palau Robert in early 2019. The new context, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fact that it is designed for citizens who do not live in Catalonia, made necessary to review the background and the form of the exhibition, in order to seek to be an instrument to raise awareness of the geographical, sociological and political complexity of the region.

To select the contents of this exhibition, the pro-European stand of the Catalan society has been taken into account. In this sense, contents are closely related to the current EU agenda topics such as the 2030 Agenda, climate change, research, the fight against social inequalities and economic competitiveness.

The exhibition addresses all these challenges based on basic questions (Who falls in love with us?; How are we born?; Where do we live?; How do we keep the Catalan language alive?; How do we read?; among others). It concludes with an interactive activity that aims to ask visitors about their vision of Catalonia, Europe and its future as a whole.

You can visit the exhibition from Monday to Thursday from 10 to 2 pm and from 3 to 5 pm. On Fridays, it is open from 10 to 3 pm. The ‘Espai Catalunya Europa’ is closed during the weekends and Belgian festivity days.

The exhibition, which was presented in 2019 at Palau Robert, is organized by the General Directorate of Diffusion of the Department of the Vice-Presidency, Economy and Finance of the Catalan Government, and has been coordinated by the curator Quim Torrent.