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Europe Day 2021: Celebrations in Indonesia

26/04/2021 - 12:43
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9 May is Europe Day! Join our virtual events from 1 to 9 May 2021.


This year we mark the 71st anniversary of the 'Schuman declaration'. The declaration traces back to 9 May 1950 in Paris, when the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman set out in a speech his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between European nations unthinkable. This was the beginning of a process that ultimately led to the creation of the European Union (EU) as we know it today and every year on 9 May we celebrate this date as 'Europe Day'.

Every year in May, the EU institutions in Europe as well as its offices all over the world organise a variety of activities for all ages to celebrate Europe Day and raise awareness about the EU.

This year’s celebrations come amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the social distancing measures, online events will replace “traditional” Europe Day celebrations. We may not be able to share physical spaces but we can still be together virtually.

Happy Europe Day 2021.

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Click on image below to view the overall timetable OR download pdf version HERE

Europe Day greetings and EU anthem

The Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs and EU Ambassadors in Jakarta convey their Europe Day greetings. The greetings are accompanied by a rendition of the EU anthem "Ode to Joy" performed by the EU Choir. The EU anthem expresses the European ideals of freedom, peace and solidarity. Happy Europe Day!


Europe Virtual Talks: Road to Europe Day 2021

Ask the Ambassadors Anything

1-8 May 2021

Open to the public. Free of charge.

The Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) and the EU Delegation to Indonesia are organising the “Europe Virtual Talks: Road to Europe Day 2021 - Ask the Ambassadors Anything” which will be held on 1-8 May 2021. This series will be an opportunity to get to know more about EU and its Member States directly from the Ambassadors.

Find out more HERE

To participate, register at

A Taste of Europe: Cooking with EU Ambassadors and Diplomats

Do you want to learn how to cook Hungarian lecso, Polish pierogi, Dutch hachee, Swedish pytt i panna, Flemish beef stew, German potato salad, Italian pasta alla sorrentina? Learn from EU ambassadors/ diplomats and Indonesian celebrity chefs.

For more info, access HERE


European Storytime: Storytelling by EU Ambassadors and Diplomats

Discover the many folktales and fairytales from European countries. Join our storytelling sessions with EU Ambassadors and Diplomats.

Find out more HERE


European Languages 101: Tutorials for Beginners

Do you want to speak many European languages? Join us and learn basic language skills from native speakers.

Find out more HERE



EU Scholarships Info Day

2 May 2021 at 13:30-17:00 Jakarta time

Open to the public. Free of charge.

The EU Delegation and 11 EU Member States are participating in the EU Scholarships Info Day. The event comprises a virtual fair and webinar series.

At the virtual fair, meet representatives of EU Member States in the virtual room to know more about scholarship opportunities, admission, student life and many more. The webinars will provide you with information about scholarship schemes, requirements, benefits and how to apply.

To register and for more info:

Update 2 May 2021:

Ambassadors Roundtable Session with Media

Monday, 3 May 2021 at 14:00-16:00 Jakarta time

Closed session

To celebrate Europe Day and World Press Freedom Day, the EU Delegation will hold a roundtable discussion with Indonesian journalists who are part of the #EU4Wartawan circle.


H.E. Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia

H.E. Olivia Leslie, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia

H.E. Lambert Grijns, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia


Mr Andreas Harsono (human rights activist, senior journalist)


Launch of the EU-Indonesia Cooperation Publication 2021

4 May 2021 at 14:00 Jakarta time

By invitation

The EU will launch its annual publication on development cooperation with Indonesia on 4 May 2021. Titled ‘EU-Indonesia Partnership 2021: Green Recovery’, this year’s publication highlights key achievements of the EU and its Member States’ development programmes and cooperation with Indonesia.

More info, click HERE

Webinar on Women, Racism and Sexual Violence

Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 10:00-12:00 Jakarta time

Open to the public. Free of charge.

The EU Delegation and the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) are jointly organising a webinar titled "Women, Racism and Sexual Violence: Lessons Learned, Achievements in Corrective Measures and Challenges".

To join, register at:


Update 6 May 2021:

Launch of the IEU CEPA Report

“Opportunities for Post-Pandemic Economic Reform and Recovery in the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Partnership (IEU CEPA) Negotiations”

6 May 2021 at 14:00-16:30 Jakarta time

An Indonesia-EU CEPA (IEU CEPA) impact assessment has been developed with the support of ARISE Plus Indonesia. The webinar aims to present the results of this study, in particular highlighting the emerging opportunities for Indonesia's trade and investment transformation, through the IEU CEPA. This discussion also aims to inform the public about how the IEU CEPA can open opportunities for economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic and encourage economic reform in Indonesia.

To join, register at:

(accessible 15 minutes prior to the event for the first 100 participants)

Public live streaming:


Update 6 May 2021:

To celebrate Europe Day, the Embassy of Poland in Jakarta is proud to present:

Online Class for Beginners with Pani Natalia

Date: Friday, 7 May 2021

Time: 16:00 Jakarta time

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 818 9904 1583

Passcode: 563626

Open to the public. Free of charge.

Save the date and join us.

To celebrate Europe Day, the Embassy of Italy and Istituto Italiano di Cultura are proud to present the film:


Italy / 2020 / Animation / 88 minutes / English

From Saturday, 8 May 2021, 20:00 until Sunday, 9 May 2021, 20:00

Boxes, bottles, cans. Garbage. Abandoned everywhere. Ignored by everyone. Inert. Until nightfall… Slim is an old cardboard box. Resigned to his fate, he doesn’t believe in the legend of the Magic Pyramid: a magical place where it’s possible for all garbage to be Carriers again, useful to themselves and others. His life changes when a small box, Spark, interrupts his routine. Spark involves Slim and his pal Bubbles in an adventure which will take him to the place where he belongs, a toy store. But someone is looking for Spark. The disused Kudo, lord of the landfill. Kudo’s gang pursues the group until they capture him. After an epic battle Slim saves Spark and they are able to find the Magic Pyramid. At its feet their destiny is fulfilled, they are given a second chance: another life.

Click here to watch:


Europe Day greetings from Germany to Indonesia and ASEAN

On the occasion of Europe Day, the Ambassador of Germany to Indonesia, Dr Peter Schoof, conveys a message of friendship to Indonesia and ASEAN.

Watch the video.

Music Recital "Ode to Joy" from the Embassy of the Czech Republic

Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" is the European anthem. The anthem expresses the European ideals of freedom, peace and solidarity. Listen to the anthem performed by Zaneta Karlik and Radimir Karlik, the young duo from the Embassy of the Czech Republic.


To celebrate Europe Day, the Embassy of Italy and Istituto Italiano di Cultura are proud to present a virtual concert

FLO - A silken voice for a Mediterranean mood

Singer-songwriter, theater actress and unpredictable entertainer, Flo is one of the most interesting and versatile personalities of the classic mediterranean song. Her voice is visceral and persuasive. Her songs are a rhythm that involves, a fascinating story, ritual, dance, impulses of vitality and passion. A blending between the ancient sounds of southern Italy and the contemporary European melting pot.

Date: Sunday, 9 May 2021

Time: 19:00  Jakarta time

Premieres on IIC YouTube channel:


Lycée francais de Jakarta and Deutsche Schule Jakarta celebrate Europe Day

9 May is Europe Day or Journée de l'Europe or Europatag. The future of the EU will be built by young people, as well as by the youth of France and Germany who are thousands of kilometers away from the continent of Europe.

To celebrate Europe Day, students from Lycée francais de Jakarta and Deutsche Schule Jakarta had the opportunity to get together and play the role of detectives to discover how European institutions work through an interesting virtual game of investigation of Brussels, the ‘capital’ of the EU.

Celebrating French-German friendship and celebrating youth is celebrating Europe Day!


Europe Day: The Lycée Français de Jakarta takes action through art

Students of the Jakarta French School (Lycee Francais de Jakarta) have taken advantage of their empty classes for creativity on the occasion of European Day. Under the tutelage of Gabriel Laufer, music teacher, and Christine Dahinden, art teacher, these future EU citizens remind us that art is the foundation of Europe: it is art that touches its citizens and envelops them with its genius.


Netherlands Embassy highlights EU’s flagship cultural event: Europe on Screen

To mark Europe Day, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Erasmus Huis produced a video to showcase EU’s flagship cultural event in Indonesia: the annual EU film festival “Europe on Screen” (EOS).

The video features an interview with the EOS 2021 Festival Co-Directors: Ms Meninaputri Wismurti and Mr Nauval Yazid.

Watch the video titled “Meet the Partner: Europe on Screen”.

Do you like to take photos? Are you 18+ years old and an Indonesian citizen? Join this photo competition! The best photos will be featured in our virtual photo exhibition on 9 May, Europe Day.

Photo submission deadline is 15 April 2021.

Find out more HERE


Update 9 May 2021:


Among the EU's symbols is the circle of 12 golden stars on a blue background, which stands for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony.

On the occasion of Europe Day 2021, we launched a photo contest and asked Indonesians to take a photo(s) of a star-shaped object. The results were amazing!

See the 30 best (12 winners and 18 finalists) in our virtual photo exhibition HERE



EU Virtual Talent Show: Sounds of Europe

Show your talent in music!

Submit and share a video showcasing your European musical talent. This could include singing and/or playing a musical instrument. But remember, it must reflect the richness of the European repertoire.

Video submission deadline is 1 May 2021.

Find out more HERE


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