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Celebrating Europe Day 2020 in Geneva

04/05/2020 - 11:14
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Europe Day, held on 9 May every year, celebrates peace, solidarity and unity in Europe. It marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable. This year, against the background of a global health crisis, international partnerships and global solidarity makes more sense than ever.

The EU Delegation in Geneva marks the 70 anniversary of the Schuman Declaration with a variety of activities:

  • EU flags will fly on the Mont Blanc bridge during the first week of May.
  • Instead of running the postponed 'Geneva Harmony Marathon for Unicef' on 9 May, stay tuned for the EU Dream Team joining the virtual alternative.

  • A video message will be launched on 9 May by the EU Delegation Ambassador, EU WTO Mission Ambassador, and the Croatian Ambassador for the Croatian EU presidency, with the musical support of the Croatian Wind Orchestra Imotski.
  • A "70 years of the Schuman Declaration"-Quiz will be launched on our Twitter, Facebook and our website.
  • Follow us on Twitter @EU_UNGeneva for more updates, pictures and videos of this year's Europe Day celebrations. #EuropeDay #EuropeDayinGeneva #TogetherWeAreEUrope

Happy Europe Day 2020!