May 9 is the Day of Europe and its 27 member states

May 9 is the Day of Europe and its 27 member states
“World peace cannot be preserved without creative efforts commensurate with the dangers that threaten it. (…) Europe will not be created at once or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements that will first create true solidarity. ”- Robert Schuman
The European Union is a sum of diversity made up of 27 members. Every year on May 9, the whole of Europe celebrates Europe Day. On May 9, 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French Minister of Foreign Affairs, made a historic proposal for the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community. Today’s European Union is built on this foundation. Characteristic of the circumstances in Europe at the time, it is also applicable to the situation in which we now live. It was this idea that arose with the aim of economic recovery – after the Second World War. Today, we once again wish for equal togetherness and development for another new beginning. Cooperation between Germany and France was then to be established. We now have the strength of 27 countries at our disposal to build a better future. Instructed by historical events, Schuman sent a message of hope towards the end of his life. The well-thought-out goal is based on facts and the higher interest of humanity. It can generate new initiatives, even revolutionary ones. Europe Day can be a reminder that all challenges can be overcome if Member States gather the knowledge, experience and resources to a common goal. Peace, solidarity and togetherness once again stand out as European values ​​worth cultivating and promoting. Europe Day is therefore also celebrated in 2021, despite the obstacles posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past months, we have found various ways we can be together despite physical distance. Europe Day 2021 is also marked by one special feature – the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe. It is a major pan-European democratic project in which the whole of Europe is participating. This project offers discussions, events, new ideas and a number of positive suggestions. These examples will be followed by many residents of other members. The multilingual platform was launched on 19 April, so you can already follow up on your written thoughts and wishes for the future at . The focus is on climate change and the environment, health, a stronger economy, social justice and jobs, as well as the EU’s position in the world, values ​​and rights, and security. Other topics are about digital transformation, European democracy, migration, education, culture, youth and sport – all of which are extremely important for a common future. #TheFutureIsYours

EU Institutions are:

European Parliament

European Council

Council of The European Union

Presidency of the Council of the EU

European Commission

Europe Day 2021

Join us online for Europe Day wherever you are:

  • Take part in a wide range of online activities 
  • Learn more about the European Union and how it works
  • Find out how you can shape the future of Europe

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