Saturday, May 9, 2020

Stay At Home Europe Day ! Let´s enjoy & learn ! #TogetherweareEurope


Today May 9 is Europe Day !  It's an occasion to celebrate peace and unity in Europe.

Each year, the EU institutions in Brussels open their doors to the public for celebrations and activities, while EU Delegations around the world organise events throughout the whole month of May. 
Due to the Coronavirus crisis, there will be no open doors events in Brussels or in the Delegations to celebrate Europe Day this year. The ongoing crisis leaves no room for social gatherings, and our thoughts go out to all those who are fighting against the virus or suffering because of it.

However, we will still be marking this day, especially since this year we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration - a powerful statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman who initiated the process of European integration on 9 May 1950.

Schumann exhibition online

When a long-planned exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration could no longer take place in European cities, the European Parliament Archives worked with Europeana to bring the exhibition to life online – in 24 languages. 
This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the day-to-day work of the institutions, as well as the broader issues, challenges and benefits of the European Union for its 508 million citizens.


For many European students it's not well known, but since 1985, Europe has its own day Europe Dayt to celebrate the specific character of Europe. The unique European mix of numerous different languages, countries, regions, food, music; all in a rather small geographical location; that constitutes Europe.

This Europe Day is like no other. Across Europe and around the world we are stuck in confinement, isolated behind closed borders, in homes behind closed doors. And yet in this we are together like never before.

"Together in our shared feeling of concern for the sick and bereaved and in our admiration and gratitude to those on the front line saving lives and bringing us essential services, often at great risk to themselves."


Teachers and students will find interesting facts and activities:

  • Europe in the World online quiz : TogetherWeAreEUrope is a fun quiz that will test your knowledge in 4 European Union topics.
  • Europe Day in Music : Well-known European orchestras and choirs have shared the videos of their beautiful performances to celebrate Europe Day, spreading a message of solidarity, unity and peace.

700 children sing on the notes of the most famous air of Turandot "Nessun dorma".

Despite the lockdown and limitations to our everyday life, children across Europe wish to send a strong message: only all together we can manage to defeat this health emergency. In a virtual choir created by Europa InCanto
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Join this Stay At Home Europe Day from home and immerse yourself in hours of culture, information, entertainment and more. 

Sit back, enjoy and keep safe!


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