On 15 February 2023, Michael Gehler, Director of the Institute of History at the University of Hildesheim, visited our Foundation. Then director Gergely Prőhle met with Hans-Gert Pöttering, who was also staying in Budapest.
On 8 November 2022, our series of events commemorating the 110th anniversary of the birth of our namesake reached a crucial stage. In the most visited hall of the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, we opened our exhibition “Life and Heritage” in collaboration with the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, a foundation close to the German Christian Social Party (CSU).
The Hanns Seidel Foundation and the Otto von Habsburg Foundation are organising a joint event in the European Parliament to discover the life and heritage of Otto von Habsburg at the occasion of the opening ceremony of the exhibition: “110 Years Otto von Habsburg – Life and Heritage”.
The twenty-year period during which Otto von Habsburg was a Member of the European Parliament, starting in 1979, was an important stage in his political career. During a visit to the Historical Archives of the European Union, we had the opportunity to look at the collection and discuss possibilities for inter-institutional cooperation.