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The Europe Readr Pavilion travels to Drenthe (Embassy of Slovenia)

7 October 2021 @ 15:30 - 18:00


Open a book for a better future!

The international project Europe Readr continues its journey across the Netherlands, this time heading to the Emmen Library. Europe Readr is the flagship project of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, an initiative that kicked-off in Amsterdam on September 22.

The Europe Readr pavilion is an artistic installation designed and built by a group of students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft. These four young architects participated and won a contest organised by a few professors of TU Delft in collaboration with EUNIC Netherlands. Christopher Bierach, Dimitris Ntoupas, Tim Schumann, and Thomas Lindemann created what became the symbol of the Europe Readr project in the Netherlands, offering to the public of the country a reading space that, after being inaugurated in Amsterdam, will now travel to the North. Next stop: de Bibliotheek Emmen.

The Europe Readr kick-off event in the Library of Emmen will take place on October 7, from 15:30 until 18:00, with international guest speakers from the participating partners.

Program of the day
15.30 Doors open

  • Welcome by Nicole Stiekema, Director of the Emmen Library
  • Speech by Eric van Oosterhout, Mayor of the Municipality of Emmen
  • Speech by H.E. Sanja Štiglic, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague
  • Speech by Daria Bouwman, Director of EUNIC Netherlands
  • Presentation of the development of the Europe Readr Pavilion https://youtu.be/kBzEgkeJqP8
  • Donation of the Europe Readr books.

Afterwards, the program will continue on the 1st floor with the opening of the exhibition ‘Poetry Images’, with works from the Hungarian Europe Readr author/illustrator Kinga Rofusz and other Hungarian children books’ illustrators.

Following the introduction to the exhibition, refreshments will be offered at 17.15 on the 2nd floor, before the official conclusion of the event around 18.00. The pavilion and the exhibtion will adorn de Bibliotheek Emmen till the end of October. During this month the library organises two interesting workshops for children:

  • Making a fantasy animal with waste material (see event).
  • ‘The enchantment of nature’ – Watching and making art (see event).

Free event. Registration is required by Monday 4 October 16.00 hours.

Join us for the Europe Readr kick-off event in Drenthe on October 7, and come to see the stunning Reading Pavilion in the Library of Emmen until the end of October – after that it will travel to Veendam in Groningen.


7 October 2021
15:30 - 18:00
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EUNIC Netherlands
Embassy of Slovenia in the Hague


Bibliotheek Emmen
Noorderplein 101
Emmen, 7811MG
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