European Parliament Network of Political Houses and Foundations of Great Europeans

Founded in 2017

European Network of Political Houses and Foundations of Great Europeans

 

The European Parliament (EP) Network of Political Foundations and Houses was initiated in 2017 by Herr Klaus Welle the then Secretary General of the European Parliament.  The aim of the network is to develop a broader family of the houses and foundations of leading figures who have made a significant contribution to the process of European integration since 1945.

The inaugural meeting was held at the EP in Brussels on 17 November 2017.  The Network, sponsored and chaired by the European Parliamentary Research Service,  meets every 6 months, in November at the EP in Brussels and in May at the Jean Monnet House at Houjarry about 40 kms to the west of  Paris.

There are currently 16 members of the Network and they have shared much useful information on best practice and the exchange of ideas in respect of events and exhibitions.  The two UK members of the Network are Chartwell and Arundells.

The main achievement so far has been the development of the Network’s website. To find out more visit EP Network of Political Houses and Foundations of Great Europeans

House

The house was originally a medieval canonry, with the first recorded occupant being Henry of Blunston, Archdeacon of Dorset, who lived here from 1291 until his death in 1316.

garden

The peaceful garden extends to around two acres in total, with lawns, mature trees, shrubbery and borders and includes sculpture by G E Wade and the bow of Morning Cloud III.

collection

Arundells Collection includes works by well known artists, ceramics, gifts from world leaders, hand painted Chinese wallpaper and Morning Cloud scale model yachts.

EVENTS

Arundells events include talks, music concerts and recitals, seasonal outdoor theatre, children's events and Christmas events.

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