The European Union and its Member States in Ghana jointly celebrated Europe Week from 2 – 9 May 2017. The week is in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration that gave birth to the idea of the European Union. Known as Europe Day, it falls on 9 May and has been commemorated for 67 years. The theme for the celebration this year was "Ghana at 60-Europe at 60".
Europe Week celebration this year began with an official launch of the week on Super Morning Show on Joy FM, a local Radio Station in Accra by Ambassador William Hanna on 2nd May 2017. He explained the meaning of Europe Day and spoke on the cooperation between Ghana and the European Union and the thematic areas of cooperation and what it meant for Ghana and the EU.
Afterwards, Ambassador Hanna addressed a lecture at the Ghana Armed Forces Staff Command and Staff College on the topic, "The European Union Agenda for Africa - Defence, Trade and Foreign Policies".