Since the beginning of the confinement, the Foundation has been with you, bringing you the best of Europe. With the approach of 9 May, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, we suggest that for this special Europe Day you visit places connected to European integration and discover new artistic and historical treasures. Europe is 70 years old...


The Robert Schuman House

The House of Scy-Chazelles, in Moselle, where Robert Schuman lived during the last years of his life, can be Visitd virtually.

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The House of European History

The House of European History in Brussels offers virtual exhibitions of its permanent collections, which recount the history of European integration since the end of the Second World War.

See the exhibition | Visit the website

Virtual Tour of “Salon de l’Horloge”

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a virtual tour of its headquarters, the Quai d'Orsay, and in particular the Salon de l'Horloge, where Robert Schuman made his declaration on 9 May 1950.

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The Halls of the Rome Treaty

The Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Euratom was signed on 25 March 1957 in the Hall of the Horatii and Curiatii of the Capitol in Rome, which can be seen in photo and video on the site of the Capitoline Museums.

Visit the website | Watch the video

Visit the European Parliament

The European Parliament offers 360° guided tours of the Louise-Weiss building in Strasbourg and the Paul-Henri Spaak building in Brussels.

Watch the first video | Watch the second video

The European Council

The Poppr virtual reality platform offers a 360° view of the room in the Europa building in Brussels where the Heads of State and Government meet for the European Council..

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A quick look at the ECB

The European Central Bank offers an insight into the history of the single currency and the foundations of monetary policy via its Visitors' Centre.

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Museum of European Cultures Berlin

The Museum of European Cultures in Berlin offers virtual tours and online access to its collections from the 18th century to the present day. The museum has also launched the #collectingcorona initiative which aims to collect evidence about the Covid-19 pandemic and the repercussions of the confinement for future generations.

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Robert Schuman and Luxembourg

Robert Schuman has his place in Luxembourg's collective memory. In the Clausen house where Robert Schuman was born in 1886, there is a Centre for European Studies and Research.

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Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the European Anthem

Daniel Barenboim conducted Beethoven's 9th Symphony, whose Ode to Joy, the European anthem, is the finale of the 4th and last movement, during Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2012.

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Music Europe Day

The European Union will be launching its e-festival, Music Europe Day. On 9 May, from 12.00 to 00.00, an online music festival designed by Europavox with artists from all over Europe will be broadcast!

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The Union’s Youth Orchestra

The European Union's Youth Orchestra, based in Ferrara bringing together young artists from all over the EU, offers broadcasts of its concerts on its YouTube channel.

See the channel

Digital Europe Work

The Moselle department is organising up to 10 May many shows and online events for the 70th anniversary of Robert Schuman's declaration.

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Europe Future in Venice

Until 31 May, ”the future of Europe, the Europe of the future" is being held in the heart of Venice for the 8th time. This 2020 edition turns into virtual mode #FestaEuVenezia2020. Several animations are proposed, including 4 on May 9.

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Vienna goes Europe

Several events will be held in the Austrian capital until May 13th including several live concerts including a digital “ode to joy", a live jam and an After Party on May 9 #Europatag2020

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We, Europe

The Théâtre de l'Archipel, in Perpignan, is presenting the play "Nous, l'Europe, banquet des peuples" written by Laurent Gaudé, filmed during the 2019 Avignon Festival.

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Rijeka, cultural capital

Rijeka, Croatia's European Capital of Culture 2020, had to suspend its events, but the opening ceremony, with musical and ballet performances, is available online.

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Europe Day in Jakarta

The day will be celebrated in Indonesia by the big band NusantEro who will perform “Menuet in G" and ”Ode to Joy" in a special musical arrangement on 7 and 9 May, at 17:00 WIB (12:00 CET) on YouTube. #TogetherweareEUrope #HariEropa

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Schuman Declaration Archives

Europeana, the platform of European archives, is presenting an online exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, based on its digitised documents.

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The Ode to Joy Challenge

Europa Nostra, the European Federation for Cultural Heritage, is organising under the keyword #Ode2Joy Challenge a competition for the interpretation of the Union's anthem by Ludwig van Beethoven. A selection of past performances can be seen on their website.

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Cultural Itineraries across Europe

Since 1987, the Council of Europe has been labelling cultural routes across the continent. From the Via Charlemagne to the Viking routes, from the Liberation route to the Olive Roads, the routes and resources of the 38 itineraries are available on the institution's website.

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Union History Resources

The CVCE is the research centre for European history at the University of Luxembourg. It offers numerous resources and digitised archival documents related to the history of the Union, particularly in its "European Integration Studies" section, which provides an opportunity to study specific themes such as the role of certain countries or the Franco-German tandem.

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Spain and Europe

The Spanish Ministry of Culture presents 'Spain and Europe, a common project', a platform in partnership with a network of Spanish museums to trace the relationship between the Kingdom and the rest of the continent in art and history.

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Dzień Europy online

The Polish network Europe Direct celebrates Europe 2020 Day online with a virtual special action for everyone. # DzieńEuropy2020 #EUChallenge

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Robert Schuman, a European vocation

This documentary produced by France 3 looks back at the life of Robert Schuman, the Founding Father of Europe with his Declaration of 9 May 1950.

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INA Archives

Seventy years ago, on May 9, 1950, Foreign Minister Robert Schuman gave a landmark speech. The founding text of the European Union. The INA website offers several videos of this historic moment.

Watch the first video | Watch the second video | Watch the third video

Fokus Europa

Deutsche Welle's weekly programme Fokus Europa reports on the diversity of the continent's citizens, cultures and places through its numerous reports, available free of charge on its website

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Committed to Europe

On the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May, the Yuste Foundation of the European and Ibero-American Academy is publishing several videos reflecting what Europe is, the role it plays in our lives and what we expect from it in the future. The message will be disseminated through the Foundation's social media, website and other channels.

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Does Europe need an army?

The documentary, Does Europe need an army? broadcast on Arte, deals with the history of European defence and the issues at stake.

Watch the programme

Tony Judt and Europe since 1945

The Free Library in Philadelphia offers a replay of a lecture by British historian Tony Judt given in 2006 after the publication of his post-war book.

Watch the video

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