On 9 May, EU citizens celebrate Europe Day! So this time, let's celebrate it together!
Europe Day is celebrated every year on 9 May. 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.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
With the European elections only a few weeks away, let us celebrate this milestone together by embracing the importance of participating in the vote on Friday, 24th May.
Over the course of the day, we will be in Kent Station to provide information about the European elections. If you wish to come by and give a helping hand or simply want to have a quick chat, we would be delighted to see you there!