Europe Day to be celebrated with family day event at the Villa Rundle
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Gozo will once again be celebrating Europe Day, which is commemorated on the 9th of May every year.
The European Commission Representation in Malta, in collaboration with the Europe Direct Information Centre – Victoria, Gozo, will be organising a Family Day at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, on Sunday, the 6th of May.
It promises to be a day full of fun and cultural activities for the whole family. Promotional material and EU publications will be distributed to those present.
Entrance is free and everyone is invited to go along and join in the fun and celebrations.
Europe Day on the 9th of May marks the anniversary of the ‘Schuman declaration,’ and is an important date for all Europeans in celebration of peace and unity in Europe.
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 a thing of the past.
His 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.
Photographs from last year’s Europe Day celebrations in Gozo