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News announcement21 April 2022Directorate-General for Communication

Europe Day

Europe Day, held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace and unity in the European Union.

Europe Day 2022
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Europe Day, held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace and unity in the European Union. To mark Europe Day 2022, a variety of activities and events for all ages will take place throughout Europe. This year, in the context of the European Year of Youth, the focus is put on young people’s voices for a better future. Find out what is happening near you and take part in the different activities to learn more about the EU and how it works.

Europe Day commemorates the date French foreign minister at the time Robert Schuman presented the Schuman Declaration, on 9 May 1950. Schuman put forward the idea of a political cooperation in Europe to establish lasting peace between the European nations. This proposal gave rise to the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, which is now considered the foundation of the European Union, as we know it today.

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21 April 2022
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Directorate-General for Communication
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News