President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz studies the Nobel Peace Prize medal together with Deputy Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Kaci Kullmann Five (right) and Liv Astrid Sverdrup from the Nobel Peace Centre. Photo: Lars-Erik Hauge

Nobel Peace Prize exhibition opens in Brussels

Last updated: 16.05.2013 // The Nobel Peace Center’s exhibition “Europe from War to Peace” will be shown at the visitor center of the European Parliament in Brussels between 15 May and 15 October.

«This is a very important moment for our institution”, said the president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz as he opened the exhibition. He underlined that the EU must be a union of solidarity, cohesion and cooperation.

Deputy Chair to the of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Kaci Kullmann Five said that in Parlamentarium “Europe from War to Peace” has fund its perfect home away from home and underlined the stabilizing function of the EU in Europe.

Iconic photographs
The making of the official Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition is an annual occurrence. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate exhibition on the EU is the eight in the row. The exhibition shows how Europe has developed from a continent of war to a continent of peace, and contains iconic photographs from pivotal moments of Europe’s history.

The Brussel audience will also get a taste of the Nobel festivities in Oslo in December, making the celebration of the Peace Prize laureate EU accessible to many more. Both the medal and diploma are on display as part of the exhibition.

The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel. It is an arena for debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Nobel Peace Center is an independent foundation, with the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointing the board.

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