|The inauguration of the Spirit of Europe and the miniature version of the Trevifountain took place on May 7th 2019. Thierry Meeùs, CEO of Mini-Europe, was accompagnied by Elena Basile, Ambassador of Italy in Belgium, Ciril Stokelj, Director of Direction of visitors of the European Parliament and Frédérique Ries, European Parliamentarian.
This inauguration is the outcome of a complete renewal of this fun and interactive exposition, that allows visitors to discover lesser known aspects of the European Union. Located at the end of the visit, the Spirit Of Europe exposition will certainly be appreciated by the public.
“When they finish the discovery of Mini-Europe the visitors have a better view of our common history and the shared values of the different European countries. They then arrive at the Spirit of Europe, where they discover more about the European Union in a fun and interactive way. Our biggest hope is that Mini-Europe and the Spirit of Europe will bring the civilians closer to the big European project and implicate them even further in the futur of our Union“, declares Thierry Meeùs proudly.
In the first part of the Spirit of Europe, the platform “What Europe Does for You” helps the visitor to discover – in street art style – what the European Union exactly does for its civilians with more than 300 examples. This is followed by a movie which was realized by the European Parliament and is dedicated to them.
The second part of the exposition, which is more fun and interactive, starts with the possibility to play the European anthem by placing your hands on different instruments. The more hands are placed on instruments, the more impressive the orchestra! Visitors can leave their message on an electronic post-it which is displayed on a big screen. A quiz offering 6 players the possibility to test their knowledge of the European Union is followed by the last part of the exposition. The Europemotion is played by 2 persons who jump in front of an interactive screen to try and finish the game as fast as possible.