Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity (Robert Schuman, 9th May, 1950).
This month, building on our support for the Ukraine Emergency Appeal in April, we are pleased to support Europe Day on 9th May, the European Union’s annual celebration of continental unity. The day also commemorates the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, a key event in the creation of a united Europe. This year, Europe Day focuses on the theme of ‘Europe in the World’. The recent tragedies in the Mediterranean have once more brought the hazardous risks that migrants take to reach European shores to light, reopening the question of what a united Europe can do to stimulate development and growth in Africa – the resolution of which Schuman himself named as an essential task.
Europe Day celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date itself marks the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman declaration’. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe.
On Saturday 9th May, the European Institutions will open their doors to the general public and invite them to celebrate Europe Day and to mark the 65th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
Thousands of people will celebrate the day as they take part in lectures, debates, film festivals and other activities for all ages which are organised across the globe. Find out what events are taking place near you by clicking here.
To mark Europe Day and the 65th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling titles on Europe and the provision of aid towards Africa. To find out more about each title, click on the image.
To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EUROPE15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st May, 2015.
To find out more about Europe Day, please click here.