Welcome to #EuropeDay!
Europe Day celebrates the peace and unity of the European continent. The date is the anniversary of the historic Schuman Declaration. In a speech delivered in Paris in 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe that would make a new war between European nations unthinkable. Schuman’s proposal is seen as the beginning of what is now the European Union and celebrations have been held every 9 May ever since.
“Europe will not be built all at once, nor in a comprehensive project: it will be built through concrete achievements, which first and foremost create a de facto solidarity”. Robert Schuman.
Events in the EU
To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions are opening their doors to citizens in Brussels and Strasbourg. EU representations in Europe and around the world organise a variety of activities and events for all ages. Every year thousands of people attend visits, debates, concerts and other events to celebrate the day and raise awareness of the EU.
The EU invites citizens from all over Europe and the rest of the world to discover the EU in a safe and above all virtual way, with face-to-face events and visits when health conditions allow.
EU institutions will open their ‘virtual’ doors so that citizens from across the EU and beyond can find out more about the European Union and its activities.
Visit the Europe Day portal to find out more about the Parliament, the Commission and the other EU institutions, as well as Europe Day activities taking place in the EU and around the world. Hover your mouse over a country on the portal’s interactive map to find out what’s happening near you.
Take a virtual tour of the European Parliament, Commission headquarters and other EU institutions. An interactive online space allows visitors to play games, watch videos and test their general knowledge of the EU, as well as what they know about issues such as a green and digital Europe. With a single click, users can take part in online debates on EU topics and explore online events.
And as we all know that music brings us together… Happy and musical Europe Day! Head over to Spotify and discover the special “Europe Day” playlist created by the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, featuring great European music. Click to listen http://epfacebook.eu/Spotify.
#EuropaEnAlmería ¡¡¡Celebrate it with us!!!
The European Documentation Centre (EDC) of the University of Almeria joins the celebration of Europe Day with the publication of an infographic on European culture and youth mobility in Europe and with a quiz on social networks where you can show your knowledge of the European Union. The contest will be held from 7 to 14 May and will be published on our social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram (@cdealmeria), for a week you can share, tag and guess the 3 questions we have prepared. From here we encourage you to participate and get numerous gifts! 3 prizes will be given consisting of sweatshirt + notebook + portable battery + t-shirt and you will have to pick them up at our centre at the University of Almeria.
TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, CLICK HERE.
Infographic about the mobility programmes and grants offered by the European Union (EU) on the occasion of the celebration of the European Union Day. Click here
The essence of Europe is its unity. From Andalusia, we send an embrace of affection and solidarity to all the countries of the Union. As we did last year, we present the video made by the Junta de Andalucía and we encourage you to continue together in this critical situation in which we are in the hope of a close encounter. We must continue to join efforts together to overcome the COVID19 .#AndalusiaInEurope