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Europe Day 2024

European Commission Open Day on Saturday, 6 May


On site

In the Berlaymont and in the city of Brussels

10.00 - 14.00 | VR-Mine project

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming increasingly popular in different domains (private gaming, industrial training, academic research). The VR-Mine was designed for master students but is also suitable for bachelor- level students and children.

11.00 - 13.00 / 13.00 - 15.00 / 15.00 - 17.00 | Jump on a bike to visit EU-funded projects in Brussels!

- Berlaymont (Strong Europe)

Discover EU co-funded projects in Brussels!
What does the EU do and what does it do for you?
On 6 May #EuropeDay, join us for a 2-hours tour!
A professional guide will take you around Brussels to discover EU-funded projects that make this city vibrate!

11.00 - 18.00 | Languages matter!

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Languages matter. No one can master all 24 official EU languages, so translation and interpretation allow people to understand how the EU’s work matters to them. Our interactive presentations will be interpreted into French, Dutch, German, English, and more. Try interpreting yourself, with the help of an expert!

14.00 - 19.00 | FoodUnfolded

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Experience the Future of our Food with FoodUnfolded's Virtual Reality 360° Videos

All day | Become a scientist for a day with MSCA!

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a scientist? Discover how researchers funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions explore the boundaries between solids, liquids and gases and create your own slime with a mind-blowing hands-on experiment.

All day | EC Bluebook Traineeships Scheme

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Join the policymakers of the EU for a life-changing experience.

All day | EU Ecolabel Showroom

- Berlaymont (Green Europe)

The EU Ecolabel now certifies over 87,000 products and services. At the showroom you can discover a selection of them and find out more about the label's mission towards a circular economy and zero pollution.

All day | European Solidarity Corps giving a helping hand

- Berlaymont (#EUStandsWithUkraine)

Get inspired by European solidarity to Ukrainians fleeing the war. The presentation will inform you about a number of youth volunteering projects in many European countries that are giving a helping hand to Ukrainians in times of war.

All day | Erasmus+ Boosting your skills starts here

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

A great day of activity and fun for all. Discover how to build on your strengths and enhance your talents with Erasmus+. Come and meet us to explore Erasmus+ opportunities for everyone. A valuable experience enriching lives, opening minds.

All day | Eyes Open Challenge

- Berlaymont (Safe Europe)

Any of us can become a victim of crime. This challenge aims to ensure victims are not invisible. Participants will sit and look into each other’s eyes without blinking. Their faces will be projected on a screen announcing a pledge to keep their eyes open to see and help victims of crime.

All day | Explore EU's action on Digital Education

- Berlaymont (Skilled Europe)

Drop by the EAC stand at the Skills Village in the Berlaymont building on 6 May to learn about EU digital education initiatives! Test your knowledge on disinformation, let AI guess what you are drawing and join our workshops on digital skills!

All day | Pollinator Park

- Berlaymont (Green Europe)

Step into the unknown and discover what our world would look like without pollinating insects through this award-winning virtual reality experience.

All day | EU Customs Dog Demonstration

- Berlaymont (Safe Europe)

Visit our EU Customs stand at the Europe Day and meet Blondie – a Belgian customs dog who will showcase her sniffer dog skills during live demonstrations.

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Test your knowledge of the euro with our quiz!
Do you know how many countries use the euro? Or can you recognise what country issued what coin?
Visit the ECFIN Twitter account (@ECFIN) on 6 May at 11:00 CEST and take part in our quiz.


An OLAF investigator explains how the European Anti-Fraud Office, together with national partners, uncovered a large number of serious crimes committed by an organised gang, which illegally obtained nearly €1 million of EU agricultural funds meant for tomato production.

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  • News article

The Commission’s Open Day at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, on the occasion of Europe Day, is a unique opportunity for citizens to discover how the work of the European institutions affect their life.

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