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Together we will explore who is being represented in the museum, how and why, and to what extent this speaks to visitors. Through a series of workshops, we will learn how to uncover invisible stories in the collection of the museum and how to collect accounts of these historical experiences in our city. Jointly we will transform these stories into activities and events in the museum. 

About the House of European History

The House of European History is a museum on Europe’s past and present day located in Etterbeek and established in 2017. Throughout the exhibition, visitors learn about historical events with parallels to today that happened on the European continent and beyond. 

For who?

Are you between 16 and 26 years old and interested in: 

  • Presenting the unknown histories of Brussels habitants in a museum with almost 200.000 yearly visitors?
  • Motivated to change the cultural sector of Brussels to become more inclusive?
  • Interested in Europe’s past and present?

Then we would like to hear from you! We aim for a group of 15 participants of a variety of backgrounds. 

What to expect? 

  • Explore the streets and houses of Brussels in search of untold (personal) stories of Europe’s past 
  • Make new friends and experience new encounters
  • Develop professional competences in the field of communications, journalism and the cultural sector through a series of workshops from inspiring organisations
  • Have a say on the existing events calendar and activities of the House of European History and challenge the perspectives of colleagues and visitors
  • Get to know the work and people working at the House of European History, the European Parliament and the European Commission
  • Between September 2024 and June 2025, join a weekly session in and outside the museum (on Tuesday evenings or Saturday afternoons - no sessions during holidays)  
  • Receive 650 euros for a total of 100 hours of involvement

How to apply? 

If this sounds interesting to you, we would like to hear from you! Tell us a little bit about yourself and let us know why this project speaks to you. Feel free to share unknown (hi)stories that you would be interested in exploring. 

You can either record your message in a video or write to us with your motivation (google doc/word/pdf). Send us your video file, link or text document

Important information!

Deadline for applications: 31 August

Selection meetings: 2-6 September

Kick-off meeting: 14 September (13-17h @House of European History, Rue Belliard 135)

Questions?

Any questions regarding the project can be sent to Annelies van Rijen, outreach coordinator at the House of European History.