Europe Day 2023: celebrating European unity


On May 9, 2023, the European Union will celebrate Europe Day 2023, a moment to commemorate the Schuman Declaration on May 9, 1950. To mark the special occasion, the EU institutions, including EU delegations and representations worldwide, will organise a wide range of online and on-site activities, providing citizens with the opportunity to discover and experience the European Union.

This May, Europe Day will bring citizens together to learn more about how the EU is supporting peace, security and democracy through its resolve in face of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and other conflicts worldwide. Europe Day 2023 will also enable visitors to get better acquainted with the EU’s efforts to build a Europe which is green, digital and competitive, fair and skilled, as well as strong, resilient and safe.

EU citizens will be able to experience the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. On Saturday, May 6, citizens will be able to visit the EU institutions in Brussels and get involved in a wide range of events and activities across the EU Member States.  On Tuesday, May 9, citizens will be able to visit the European Court of Justice and the European village in Luxembourg city, set up by the Commission representation together with the national authorities, Member States’ embassies, EU Institutions based in Luxembourg and civil society. On Saturday, May 13, the public will be able to look around the European Parliament in Strasbourg and see the seat of Europe’s largest democratic body.

This year, it will also shed special light on the 2023 European Year of Skills, which will kick off on May 9, when the EU will host the European Year of Skills Festival. The festival will link to many other activities putting skills centre stage in different parts of Europe.

For more details on the EU’s 2023 Europe Day activities across the 27 EU member states and around the world, please visit the interinstitutional Europe Day web page.

A press release is available online.