September 14, 2015

Backstage with Europe’s creators

MEP Victor Negrescu and EU40 hosted the exhibition in the European Parliament on September 22nd, from 6.00 PM. The exhibition was organised on the 3rd floor, ASP building (“Vox Box”). The official opening has been followed by a cocktail reception at the restaurant in JAN 2Q building, 2nd floor, from 6.30 – 8.30 PM.

For the official opening, MEP Victor Negrescu was joined by guest speaker Matt Brittin, President, Google Europe, and special guests including :

Eliot Higgins, Citizen Investigative Journalist ,
Tobias Moller, Director at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,
and many other European digital creators and innovators participating in the exhibition.

The Backstage with Europe’s Creators exhibition is an interactive and immersive experience highlighting Europe’s newest generation of innovators and creators who are harnessing the power of the internet to reach new audiences. At the exhibition, attendees experienced and interacted with some of the latest tech innovations available to European creators, including 360 degree video and virtual reality video.

The participants also had the chance to meet Europe’s top digital creators, who have shown their success stories and discussed them with visitors. From the diversity and success of European creators, three key areas from all over Europe were in focus:

1. Creators and artists, from the Chopin Institute in Poland, highlighting the work of great Polish composer Chopin online and hosting the XVII Chopin Piano competition ; to Mikey Hash, the Romanian comedy star and entrepreneur, with a large following online.

2. Socially impactful campaigners – whether for political campaigns, health or educational purposes. Germany’s Tilo Jung broadcasts political interviews to educate younger “disinterested” audience about politics, with a young attitude and using understandable language.

3. Creative innovators who grow using digital channels, such as Patry Jordan – her online channel has turned into a household name in Spain and opened up opportunities for her to develop her career – and recently to publish her book.

Media coverage related to the Forum can be accessed at the following at this LINK.

You may find below a selection of the pictures taken during the exhibition at the following link: