Gozo will be celebrating Europe Day in the Villa Rundle on Sunday

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Europe Day celebrations GozoA Family Day at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, is being held to celebrate Europe Day, which is commemorated on the 9th of May every year.

The Gozo celebrations to mark this occasion are this Sunday, the 6th of May, organised by the European Commission Representation in Malta, in collaboration with the Europe Direct Information Centre – Victoria, Gozo.

It will be a day full of fun and cultural activities for the whole family, which will include fun and cultural activities, with performances by various dance groups and DCapitals Band.

Other attractions during the afternoon include a bouncy castle, mega slide, carousel, balloon modelling, face/hand painting, crafts, food tasting by the Institute of Tourism, stalls games and much more, as well as various stands providing information on the EU and its member states.

EUPA will be organising an Erasmus Pong for all the families to learn more about what the Erasmus+ programme offers in a fun way. Those interested in participating can organise a group with a maximum of 4 participants and forward participants’ details to communications.eupa@gov.mt The winning teams will be awarded a gift.

Everyone is invited to go along and join in the fun and celebrations between 2pm and 6pm, entrance is free of charge.

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

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