Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea

Europe Day 2021: Celebrations in the Republic of Korea

29/04/2021 - 10:41
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Happy birthday to the European Union! 9 May is Europe Day. Join our virtual events from Seoul on 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 peace project 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 on 9 May, the EU institutions in Europe, as well as its delegations and offices all over the world organise a variety of activities for all ages to celebrate Europe Day and raise awareness of 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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9 May 2021 at 9:00 AM, Korea Time 

è Free

è 9:00 AM (KST) 9 May – 9:00 PM (KST) 24 June

è Only in South Korea and the EU countries

è Limited Tickets

The European Film Festival (EUFF) is a celebration of rich cultural diversity of Europe, as viewers get a taste of different lifestyles from countries across the European Union. These critically-acclaimed independent movies display the best of European cinema with award-winning actors, directors and film crews. This year, celebrating the Europe Day on 9 May, we unveil our pick of 10 critically acclaimed European films for 2021. These new independent movies from across Europe will continue to challenge the limits of our imagination with artistic storytelling on the canvas of film.

  1. Bad Poems, 2018, Hungary 

  2. Oleg, 2019, Latvia

  3. My brother chases dinosaurs, 2019, Italy 

  4. Our struggles, 2018, France

  5. The Audition, 2019,  France and Germany 

  6. Aurora, 2019, Finland 

  7. Her job, 2018, Greece

  8. Fire will come, 2019, Spain 

  9. Jacob, Mimmi and the talking dogs, 2019, Latvia 

  10. Sawah, 2019, Luxembourg 

9 May, 2021 at 5:00 PM, Korea Time

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9 May 2021 20:00, at Korea Time

The EU Delegation to the RoK building in Seoul Square, central Seoul will be light up with 27 EU flags and the flag of the European Union. There will be a promotional video projected on the building celebrating Europe and Europe Day 2021! 

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