Europe Day Celebrations Have Begun!
Europe Day celebrations have begun in the northern part of Cyprus with a series of events being organised by the EU Infopoint in cooperation with the European Commission throughout May and June 2015. The first event took place on 13 May at the EU Infopoint during which the Children’s Art and Photography competition on the theme of the environment was launched. Approximately 70 people attended the event inlcuding officials, teachers, students and NGO representatives.
Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris on 9 May 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable. The European Union is built on the fundamental values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, and respect for human rights.