The concert will take place at the ADDA on Sunday, May 8 at 12:00. Invitations can be purchased through www.conciertoeuropa.eu (sold out).
Every year the institutions of the European Union pay tribute to Europe Day. This date marks the anniversary of the “Schuman Declaration” of May 1950, in which the French minister after whom the Declaration is named, Robert Schuman, set out his idea of a new form of cooperation to ensure peace in Europe and proposed the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, thus laying the foundations of what is today the European Union.
This year, in which the spirit of peace and solidarity take on special importance in the current context, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has organized several activities in the city of Alicante on the occasion of Europe Day.
After two years of pause due to the pandemic, next Sunday, May 8, from 12:00 to 13:00, the EUIPO will once again hold its traditional Europe Day concert in the Auditorium of the Provincial Council of Alicante (ADDA), with the work “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. The concert, by ADDA Simfònica and under the baton of its chief conductor, Josep Vicent, will have the special collaboration of the choir Amici Musicae. Tickets are free and can be purchased through www.conciertoeuropa.eu (sold out).
On this occasion, thanks to the participation of the organization Solcir – Solidarity Circle and Red Cross of Alicante, the invitations to the concert have been extended to a group of Ukrainian citizens living in the province and who have mobilized to help refugees who are arriving in Alicante. Solcir, the solidarity organization voluntarily managed by EUIPO staff members, will collect donations in the hall of the ADDA that will be destined to help refugees, in close collaboration with the Alicante Red Cross.
In addition, as in previous editions, some of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Alicante, such as the castle of Santa Barbara, the fountain of the Plaza de los Luceros, the Provincial Palace of the Provincial Council of Alicante and, for the first time this year, Casa del Mediterráneo and the facade of the EUIPO, will be illuminated in blue, the color of the European flag, on the night of Sunday 8 to Monday 9 May.
History of a Union
The EU was founded in the aftermath of World War II, with the aim of boosting economic and political cooperation. Its founders worked to end the horrors of two world wars and to promote peace and solidarity. In 1958, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands created the European Economic Community (EEC). Since then, the history of the Union has developed and incorporated a wide range of common policies. With a territory of 4 million km² and a population of about 450 million inhabitants, the EU is one of the world’s leading economies. Spain joined the Union in 1986. Of the 5 decentralized EU agencies in our country, the EUIPO opened its doors in Alicante in 1994.
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