On 9 May, we mark the anniversary of the historic Schuman Declaration, which laid the foundation for what is now the European Union. Given Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine, Europe Day 2022 is an even more important moment to reaffirm our attachment to peace, showcase our unity and solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and stand up for universal values, like freedom and democracy in a rules-based global order.
As the 2022 European Year of Youth puts the spotlight on Europe's young people, and with citizens' voices amplified by the Conference on the Future of Europe, this 9 May is an opportune moment to discuss the challenges that Europeans are facing today. In the closing event of the Conference in Strasbourg on Europe Day, a final report will be submitted to the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission for their consideration in the shaping of the future of Europe. To mark Europe Day, the EU institutions are inviting everybody to organise a wide range of online and on-site activities both in Member States and around the world.
CoR highlights are:
7 May Brussels - Europe Day 2022 - Open Doors Day
7 May Paris - Paris, France – Europe Day
9 May Strasbourg - Strasbourg, France – Local Dialogue on youth participation in democratic life
On top of that, visitors will be able to take a virtual tour of the EU institutions. Test your EU knowledge, follow events live online and learn about what is done to make Europe safer, greener, healthier, and more digital for future generations. All information about Europe Day 2022 is available on a dedicated inter-institutional Europe Day platform and some of the highlights in the attached factsheet. For general information on Europe Day and the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950, please see here.