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.
The eighth edition of the European Youth Week will take place across Europe from 1 to 7 May 2017. It will highlight the solidarity and social commitment of young people in Europe, inform and celebrate the Erasmus+ programme and serve to listen to young people's ideas on how to shape the future of EU youth policy.
The European Commission Representation in Malta, in collaboration with the European Parliament Information Office, the Presidency Unit and other strategic partners, is organising a number of activities from the 7th until the 14th of May.