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Icons of Europe

Icons of Europe is a not-for-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium.  We use great culture as a platform for inspiration and dialogue on societal issues:  the new Europe, transatlantic relations, and tuberculosis.

We believe that Icons of art, music, literature and science stimulate cross-border exchanges of ideas and knowledge of value for industry, national identity, the identity of Europe, and international relations, as well as for the fight against TB and therefore HIV/AIDS.  Icons of Europe is a partner of the WHO-hosted global Stop TB PartnershipOur initiatives often relate to more than one societal issue at a time.

The founders and managers of Icons of Europe are
Cecilia Jorgensen (Swedish), a former vice-president of JP.Morgan;  and Jens A. Jorgensen (Danish), formerly with BP, McKinsey & Company, Monsanto, and later a United Nations specialized agency.  They are members of the Royal Musical Association, London. 

Detail of "Self-Portrait" by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), at Buckingham Palace.  The Royal Collection © 2002 HM Queen Elizabeth II.  Photo by A.C. Cooper Ltd.  The image was made available to Icons of Europe by Royal Collection Enterprises, Windsor Castle, United Kingdom. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), born in Salzburg, Austria.  "Mozart is sunshine" - Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904).  Portrait painted by Barbara Krafft nearly three decades after Mozart's death. Victor Hugo (1802-1885), one of France's most distinguished writers, a poet, dramatist and novelist of the romantic school of the 19th century.  His most famous works  are "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Les Misérables".  Photograph by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) . Born in Germany, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) received the Nobel Prize in Physics 1921.  Albert Einstein had close relations with Belgium, which included Ernest Solvay and later King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth. Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603).  Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a contemporary of her.


  • Research of Icons of art, music, literature and science
  • Production of classical music events with a theme
  • Publication of Icon biographies and IconPortal.com
  • Communication (web sites, articles, seminars, film)
  • Advocacy and resource mobilization on TB issues
  • Cooperation with companies and institutions

We accept donations to the Icons of Europe TB Fund.

Toronto events

TB initiatives
Wide cooperation
Best moments
Annual reports

Brussels premiere
Warsaw premiere

Icons of Europe is currently developing a script for a historically correct FILM on Chopin and Jenny Lind's dramatic relationship in 1848-1849.


Icons of Europe asbl
B-1380 Lasne, Belgium
Tel. +32 2 633 3840
Fax +32 2 633 4445



For additional information about the Toronto 2005 events:
Toronto Public Health:  Karen Chaudhry - tel. +1 416 338-1482, kchaudh@toronto.ca, http://www.city.toronto.on.ca
The Glenn Gould School:  David Visentin - tel. +1 416 408-2824, davidv@rcmusic.ca, http://www.rcmusic.ca
Royal Ontario Museum:  Connie Mac Donald - tel. +1 416 586-5762, conniem@rom.on.ca, http://www.rom.on.ca

Toronto events | World TB Day 2005