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Europe Day 2024
Welcome to #EuropeDay

Explore our events and activities and learn more about the European Union

Europe Day commemorates the signing of the 'Schuman Declaration' on 9 May 1950. This was an ambitious plan to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe that is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union.  

This May the EU institutions invite you to a wide range of activities across the EU Member States, as well as in the home of the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. As 2023 is the European Year of Skills, the EU is eager to help people get the right skills for quality jobs and companies to address skills shortages.  

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Activities by institution

Get involved in a wide range of interactive activities in Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and across Europe and join us to celebrate Europe Day together!
Want to know how we’re putting skills centre-stage and making the EU greener, safer and stronger? Learn more and check out a range of online activities from wherever you are
Want to know how the Court of Justice of the EU works and how its rulings directly affect EU citizens’ lives? Pay us a visit on 9 May and don’t forget to follow our social media accounts for a range of online activities from wherever you are.
Homepage - ECB
#EuropeDay 2023 is particularly special as this year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ECB, which was established on 1 June 1998.
The European Court of Auditors checks whether EU funds are spent correctly and efficiently. Find out more about how EU auditors work and about how the ECA helps to protect EU citizens' money.
Travel the whole world in one day! Discover what the EU is doing for a better world, talk to EU Ambassadors, participate in workshops, follow live music and artistic performance from different countries!
EESC homepage
Come visit us to discover the work of the only EU institution representing organised civil society, including employers, workers and other interest groups such as youth organisations, environmentalists, consumers, and women's groups.
Learn more about the institution that represents EU regions and cities and about what regional and local elected politicians do for you. Experience the diversity of skills, culture and traditions at the Festival of regions and cities!
European Investment Bank (EIB) - Image
Find out how the EU bank is building a green recovery with climate investments that create future-proof jobs for European citizens.

EU in your country

The European Parliament and European Commission are organising Europe Day events somewhere near you. Find out what is happening in your country and all across the EU by clicking on a country in the interactive map.

The European Year of Skills is all about helping people get the right skills for quality jobs and helping companies address skills shortage in the EU.