Ventotene-Houjarray School on European Memories

European Elections in Focus | Spring sessions

The EUROM, the Jean Monnet House of the European Parliament and the Istituto Federalisti Altiero Spinelli organize the first edition of the Ventotene-Houjarray School on European Memories in collaboration with JEF Europe. The Spring sessions gathers 30 people including experts, scholars, practitioners and university students from different European countries with the aim of addressing the memory of the solidarity actions that led to a united Europe. Through lectures, workshops and hands-on activities, the participants will be acquainted with state-of-the-art research on memory studies and will gain tools for raising awareness on Europe’s past as the key towards informed choices for the present and future.

The Spring seminar will be held at the Jean Monnet House in Houjarray (Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France), from May 21 to 25. The seminar will focus on the European elections, established in 1979, in view of the upcoming 2024 European Parliament polls. The Summer sessions will take place in  the island of Ventotene (Italy), from September 3 to 8, 2023.

Ventotene-Houjarray School on European Memories

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Spring sessions

Jean Monnet House
May 21 to 25, 2023
Bazoches-sur-Guyonne (France)

Mario Leone (Director, Istituto Spinelli)
“The Formation of the European Party System” 

Alfredo De Feo (Former official at EP Historical Archives) and Michael Shackleton (Emeritus Professor, Maastricht University)
EP Contribution to the European project, as seen by the actors inside the Parliament and beyond (1979-2019)
Live-streaming on May 22 at 9,30 am

Nils Ringe (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The Language(s) of Politics: Multilingual Policy-Making in the European Union

Barbara Quilez (EE24 Task force DGCOMM EP) [online]
Communication and raising awareness among citizens. European democracy in action: European Elections 2024

Philippe Perchoc (European Parliamentary Research Service), Antonio Argenziano (President, JEF Europe), Juuso Järviniemi (Vice-President, JEF Europe [online])
European elections & Memory of the Iron Curtain

Javier Martin Lopez, Iveta Madarova, Krzysztof Kliczka (DG TRAD European Parliament) [online]
Presentation of My House of European History, a tool to preserve European memories

Nobuya Hashimoto (Kwansei University, Japan)
Memory and Democratic Participation in a World Context

Workshops will be coordinated by Debora Righetti (JMH EP), Michele Fiorillo (Scuola Normale Superiore / Citizens Take Over Europe), and Fernanda Zanuzzi (EUROM).

Organization: Jean Monnet House-European Parliament, the EUROM-Solidarity Foundation of the University of Barcelona, the Istituto di Studi Federalisti Altiero Spinelli. With the collaboration of JEF Europe.


This activity is co-financed by the European Commission and for its evaluation we kindly ask your collaboration in filling out this survey. It will take about 10 minutes, and you will need the information indicated below. Thank you very much!

  • Reference of the Project: 101104202
  • Kind of activity: Training
  • Title: School on European Memories
  • Date of the activity: 21/05/2023
  • Duration of the event in days: 4
  • In Person
  • Place: Jean Monnet House (France)


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May 21-24, 2023
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