Europe Day 2019 Celebrations
Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
This year, the Europe Day celebrations in the Turkish Cypriot community will take place at Selimiye Square in Nicosia on Saturday, 25 May 2019 from 10:00 – 13:00. EU Member State Representatives, EU supported projects by various Civil Society Organisations and EU funded Technical Assistance Projects will have information stands at the event. In addition to this, there will be an entertainment programme with concerts, dance performances, face-painting & henna tattoo stands, puppet shows.