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Talk - Ever closer Union

  • Thursday July 27, 2017

On 25 March 1957,the Treaties of Rome were signed by Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in Rome, establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom).  The objective was to create a ‘common market’ based on the free circulation of people, goods, services and capital – collectively known as the ‘Four Rights’.  These fundamental values have provided the conditions for prosperity and stability of the European Union over the past 60 years. 

This presentation, to inaugurate the itinerant exhibition, gives an overview of the ‘Four Rights’ that have been acting as a catalyst promoting the peaceful cooperation, respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law among European member states and citizens.

The lecture also includes a hands-on tutorial on how to build an origami of the EU peace dove.

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Talk by Maria Goretti Tai

Maria Goretti Tai is currently completing Juris Doctor postgraduate law degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She holds a MA in Cultural Experience Design and Management from Domus Academy (Italy), a BA (French, Italian, Fine Art) from The University of Hong Kong(Hong Kong) and a DEUF from L’Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3 (France).

Specialized in combining the disciplines of art and law, her research interests includeart and cultural heritage law, EU law and public international law.The title of her dissertation is ‘Keyhole to St. Peter's – Holy See, the Custodian of Catholic Church's Cultural Heritage’.  She has also researched on Italian art tax law, her work is entitled ‘Branding the Future of Cultural Heritage, a Sustainable Legal Model’. 



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