Europe Week has been an integral part of public relations work on European policy in the countries since the mid-1990s. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman, then French Foreign Minister, submitted his proposal for a united Europe as an indispensable prerequisite for maintaining peaceful relations. This proposal, which became known as the "Schuman Declaration", is considered the cornerstone of today's European Union.

With the start of the Conference on Europe's Future, this year's Europe Day will be particularly marked by the participation of citizens. The official opening of the conference takes place on 9 May in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. As of now, all citizens can contribute their ideas for the future of Europe, discuss and participate in events or organise their own events on the conference's digital platform.


Due to the corona pandemic, Europe Week is being held digitally this year. Numerous events have been organised for this purpose, including:


May 2021 Europe Day, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Live streaming event from the Europahaus, Berlin


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Green Deal – with Delara Burkhardt MEP, Helena Marschall of Fridays for Future, Dr. Eva Kracht, Head of Sub-Department Europe at the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Christian Holzleitner, European Commission


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Digital Participation – with Martin Schirdewan MEP, Prof. Maisha-Maureen Auma, University of Magdeburg-Stendal, Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet of Commission Vice President Vera Jourova, Alexander Sängerlaub, FuturEins

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Europe in the World – with David McAllister MEP, Miguel Berger, State Secretary at the Federal Foreign Office, Jule Könneke, Chairwoman of the foreign policy think tank Polis180


Organiser: Representation of the European Commission in Berlin, Liaison Office of the European Parliament in Berlin



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