The European Institutions based in the Capital will open their doors to the public and show them what takes place behind their doors. Throughout the weekend of 13th and 14th May (from 10am to 6pm) the European Parliament and Court of Justice (Sunday 14th May 2pm to 6pm) will open their doors and offer guided tours. You can also take part in educational activities on the European Union.
As well as the open days the public is also invited to take part in the festivities to celebrate Europe on Saturday 13th May in the “European Village” which will be set up on the Place d’Armes and the Square Jan Palach in Luxembourg City centre.
Come and celebrate the colours of Europe !This is an opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity of Europe. Singing, dancing, music, folklore, culinary specialities and tourist attractions will be on offer. Sharing a big European cake will close the festivities.
Every year the “Europe Day” celebrates peace and unity within Europe around the anniversary date of the Schuman Declaration. On 9th May 150 the French Minister Robert Schuman gave a historic speech in favour of a new political cooperation in Europe, a speech which is nowadays considered to have inaugurated what today has become the European Union.