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Europe Day 2023
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. An ambitious plan to secure long-term peace in post-war Europe that is considered the beginning of what is now the European Union. The importance of working for peace in Europe is all the more evident, as we highlight our unity and solidarity with Ukraine.

This May the EU institutions invite you to a wide range of online and on-site activities across the EU Member States, as well as in the home of the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. As the 2022 European Year of Youth shines a spotlight on Europe’s young people and with citizens’ voices amplified by the Conference on the Future of Europe there’s never been a better time to come together, discuss the challenges we all face and create a better future for Europe that works for everyone.

Explore what’s on offer online and in person this Europe Day! Check out our factsheet for highlights of what's happening across the EU.

EU in your country

From concerts, to light shows to lively discussions, find out what is happening near you in our interactive map.

European Year of Youth

Shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better EU – greener, more inclusive and digital.

Activities by institution

European Parliament

Get involved in a wide range of interactive activities in Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and across Europe and join the conversation on Europe’s future with the European Parliament, your democratically elected voice in the EU.

European Commission

Want to know what we’re doing for young people across Europe and how we’re making the EU greener, more digital and more healthy? Learn more and check out a range of online activities from wherever you are.

European Central Bank (ECB)

This year #EuropeDay is particularly special as we celebrate 20 years of euro coins and notes – the most tangible symbol of European integration, and the only way you can truly hold Europe in your hands! Find out more about our currency.

European External Action Service (EEAS)

Find out about the EU’s role in the world and how we are active on all continents: participate in our open door events, take the ‘Together We Are Europe’ quiz or tune in to our live events with ambassadors around the globe.

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Join us for a 360˚ virtual tour and discover what the house of organised civil society stands for. Explore our work and how you can get engaged on our dedicated webpage. Send a real postcard to your friends and family!

European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Learn more about the institution representing regions and cities in the EU. Join us to celebrate Europe Day from the local and regional level and follow the debate on the future of Europe.

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Find out how the EU bank is building a green recovery with climate investments that create future-proof jobs for European citizens.