Gozo’s Europe Day Celebrations this Sunday at the Villa Rundle

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Europe Day Gozo 2017This coming Sunday, Gozo will be celebrating Europe Day with an event at the Villa Rundle in Victoria.

Organised by the Europe Direct Information Centre – Victoria Gozo, in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta and the European Parliament Office in Malta, this Europe Day Celebrations event will take place between 2.00pm and 6.00pm.

An afternoon of entertainment and fun is promised, with something for all ages to enjoy, including cultural activities, performances by various dance groups and Novel Band.

Other attractions at the Villa Rundle will be a bouncy castle, mega slide, carousel, balloon modelling, face painting, crafts, children’s fun and learning area, games and quizzes for all the family, food tasting, as well as various stands providing information on the EU and its member states.

Everyone is invited to go along and join in the celebrations. Entrance is free.

Europe Day is commemorated on the 9th of May and marks the anniversary of the ‘Schuman declaration,’ and is an important date for all Europeans.

Robert Schuman, the then French Foreign Minister, at a speech in Paris in 1950, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations a thing of the past.

Schuman’s vision was to create a European institution that would manage pooled coal and steel production. 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.

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