9th May is Europe Day.

It involves all of the citizens of the EU because it celebrates the declaration delivered on 9th May 1950 by Robert Schuman.

On that day five years after the end of the Second World War French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the initial appeal for the construction of Europe. This declaration announced the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). During the European Council in Milan in 1985 the heads of State and government decided to set 9th May as “Europe Day”.

Celebrated each year since 1986, Europe Day is the occasion for events and celebrations that draws Europe closer to its citizens.

Robert Schuman’s declaration on 9th May is available in 23 languages of the Union on the Foundation’s site.