Europe Day on 9 May celebrates peace and unity in Europe

Europe Day aims to make the European Union more familiar to citizens and bring people all around Europe closer together.

The day marks the anniversary of the historic Schuman declaration. In 1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman proposed for political cooperation in Europe to secure peace between European nations. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.

The European Finland Association, Europe Information Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, European Commission Representation in Finland, European Parliament Information Office Finland, JEF Finland, Sitra, Prime Minister’s office, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Oodi, European Investment Bank and Central Baltic Programme are organizing together an event to celebrate Europe Day at Helsinki Central Library Oodi. The event is part of Helsinki-Uusimaa Week.

The event will consist of conversations about current issues such as the future and safety of Finland and the EU. The event will be broadcast online at The full schedule is also available on the website.

Europe Forum’s programme will be published during the event!

Europe Day is celebrated all around Finland and JEF Turku is organizing a Europe Day for Youth event in Turku. During the event participants will get to take part in discussions about European identity and hear about the EU from a youth perspective. 2022 is the European Year of Youth, shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future.

More information about the event on Facebook.

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