2022 marks the European Year of Youth and the importance of young Europeans in building a better future that is greener, more digital and healthier. On Saturday, 7 May, we are opening our physical and virtual doors and demonstrating unity and solidarity for all Europeans.
In Brussels, you can visit the European Commission’s headquarters – the Berlaymont building – from 10:00 to 18:00 on 7 May to find out more about what we do*. Last entrance at 18:00. No registration needed. Access is free.
Explore general information on the EU where you can win upcycled bags made from banners, as well as areas dedicated to green, digital and youth with plenty of games and activities for the whole family. Show your support for Ukraine by leaving a message on our Solidarity Wall, take a peek at the top floor meeting room where President von der Leyen and the Commissioners make decisions that affect us all, admire the view over the city, visit the cinema room and much more. The fun continues outside with an entertainment programme including Ukrainian musicians, flag throwers, dance and circus performers.
Can’t make it in person? Then join in from wherever you are! Check out our live social media events and map with what’s going on right across the EU with something happening in a place near you.
Even after Europe Day, if you come to Brussels don’t forget to visit our permanent exhibition Experience Europe that provides a unique point of view on our work, priorities, policies and our EU values in an interactive environment.
*Please note that we will be photographing and making video recordings at this event. The photos and video recordings may be used for communication activities in relation to the EU Open Day. If you prefer not to be photographed or videoed, please request a lanyard at the stand at the entrance of the Commission building. For more information please see the privacy statement.
Did you know the EU’s values are human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights? Are you familiar with the EU’s history or which countries use the euro? How the EU enables Europeans to live, work and study all across Europe? Or that you can participate directly in the development of EU policies with the European Citizens’ Initiative? Find out all of this and more.
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the European Union
- European Commission: what we do and who we are
- Discover the European Citizens’ Initiative
- Open citizens’ initiatives and general information
- News on the European Citizens’ Initiative
- Key figures and statistics on Europe
- Find out about the European Union through our Top Publications
- EU Publications Office: discover a wealth of information in your language
Get involved in the European Year of Youth and make your voice heard, whilst learning about Commission’s initiatives in the fields of education, culture, multilingualism, sport and research. Explore various opportunities to study abroad, do voluntary work, learn new skills or find a job with us.
- Find out Erasmus+ priorities for 2019-2024
- Learn about the Creative Europe programme
- Play -Teach- Discover the European Union through the Learning Corner
- Find out what it is like working in the European Commission
- Visit the EU Careers website to find our job offers
- 26 countries in 36 days – watch the unique journey of the Connecting Europe Express
- Trains are the future – Hop on and join us on our journey to cut emissions!
- Interpreting in the new digital age
- Take part in quizzes on multilingualism and interpretation
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, we aim to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Learn more about how you can contribute to tackling this threat and experience first-hand activities and actions taken so far to help us achieve these goals.
A digital society involves new ways of learning, entertaining, working and exploring. It also bring new freedoms and rights, and give EU citizens the opportunity to reach out beyond their communities and where they live. However, there are still many challenges to be tackled during the digital decade. From a safer internet for kids and the EU’s own satellite system Galileo, to quantum computing and how intelligence analysis protects our money against fraud – it’s all part of a more digital future.
- Learn about how we’re making it Europe’s Digital Decade
- Coding@Home – Video Tutorials
- Test your digital skills
- How we’re helping to shape a safer digital future
- European Health Data Space - better access to health data
- EU competition policy and what it means for you
- Play our escape room game to learn about your consumer rights
- Advice and assistance with your consumer complaints
The European Commission is stepping up action to better protect the health and well-being of its citizens. A strong European Health Union includes crisis preparedness; financial support and investment; digitalisation of health data; safe, innovative and affordable medicines; and a holistic approach to diseases such as cancer. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission is coordinating the EU’s common response – including the successful rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.
Climate change forces millions of people to flee their homes every year and exacerbates humanitarian crises. Tune into our Instagram Live to learn how the EU supports those most affected with Anja Pirjevec, EU expert in the environment & greening of humanitarian aid.
An intelligence analyst explains how we analyse the information we get for our investigations. Data sources have expanded massively and analysts have to find the path in a maze of challenges for the benefit of our investigations and decision makers.
Test your knowledge on EU green economics with our Twitter quiz. Have you ever heard of the Recover and Resilience Facility? Or do you know what a Green Bond is? Drop in on 7 May at 11:00 CEST and take part in our quiz.
Do you want to work with us? Watch us on LinkedIn to find out who we are, which profiles we need, what we offer as an employer and how we select our staff.
Have you ever heard of ‘Europe’s Digital Decade’? Follow our Instagram Live to see what we’re doing to make the EU more digital and find out about DigitalEU Ambassadors project.
Follow our Instagram account and be part of Europe Day and use the hashtag #DigitalEU to join the conversation. If you have questions for our experts, send us a DM.
Join Raphaël and Margot at 11:00, 15:00 and 17:00 CET to follow the action from the Berlaymont, the European Commission’s headquarters.
Join our Instagram Live from the Youth Village in the Berlaymont on 7 May and tune in to sessions with our guests to discover what opportunities are on offer! Study abroad, learn new skills or getting a job. It’s your #EuropeanYearOfYouth.