European Regional Development Fund
May 9 marks the declaration of Robert Schuman in 1950, which set European integration in motion.
It started with a proposition from Robert Schuman to jointly supervise over the French and West German production of coal and steel. This proposition created the European Coal and Steel Community the following year in 1951 with six founding countries: France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Luxembourg, and became the first supranational Community of Europe. This was the first step towards a gradual political integration. The way led through the creation of the European Economic Community and subsequently the European Union, as we know it today.
Whole Europe is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (9 May 1950) this year. Each country as well as the European institutions have their own initiatives to celebrate online.
9 May 2020 at 10:00-18:00
Online event to discuss the future after Covid-19. You can show your participation by hanging a European flag out the window (or draw one and stick it to the window) and upload the photo to the event’s Facebook page.
Representation of the European Commission in Hungary
Quiz game between 1-8 May 2020 – follow the link
All day online event on 9 May 2020 from 10:00-21:00 with online sport activities, discussions and Caramel concert at 8 PM.
Zastúpenie Európskej komisie na Slovensku
12 May 2020 at 18:00-19:30 online discussion and debate about the present and the future of the European Union in the light of the Schuman declaration.
Europeana – an initiative of the European Union to empower the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation – organized an online exhibition about the years of ’50 how Schuman’s speech evolved from a statement to a treaty, that defined the future of Europe.
Celebrate Europe day discussion
François DECOSTER, President of the Renew Europe Group in the European Committee of the Regions, and Chair of the Liberal Mayors Network together with several mayors of European cities, including the Mayor of Bratislava (Matúš Vallo) will have a video-conference to discuss and approve a declaration on what kind of Europe liberal mayors believe is necessary.