40 Years of European Parliament Direct Elections

Historical Archives of the European Union – Cortile di Michelozzo, Palazzo Vecchio

Festival d’Europa Photo Gallery







On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first direct elections to the European Parliament by universal suffrage in 1979, the Historical Archives of the European Union, in cooperation with with the European Parliamentary Research Service and the European Parliament’s Former Members Association, presents key documents and election campaign materials from its archival holdings. Special focus of the exhibition is set on the Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005) who designed posters for the European Parliament for election campaigns and on other EU matters. Further to a selection of original posters, there will also be a sculpture of Folon, property of the former President of the European Parliament Enrique Baron Crespo.





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