The EU institutions in Brussels and many of the EU's 140 Delegations and offices around the world open their doors each year to mark Schuman Day on 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 1950, when the French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel.
In Brussels, the European External Action Service HQ, on Rond-Point Schuman, will open its doors to visitors between 10am and 6pm, alongside the buildings of the European Commission, Council of the EU, European Parliament, Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions.
Visitors to the HQ of the EU's diplomatic service will learn about EU foreign policy and the EU as a global actor. You can browse stands showcasing the EU's work around the world, including the work of the EU's 16 active civilian and military missions and operations, and speak with the diplomats, experts and military personnel who represent and manage this work. Information will be provided in English, French and Dutch.
Interactive activities, including a photo booth and a wheel of fortune, will contribute to making your visit a memorable experience.
In the framework of the "European Year for Cultural Heritage”, cultural performances will also be organised during the day.