Europe Day 2018 in Venice

From 5 to 31 May 2018 took place "The European Cultural Heritage for Citizens", a major event in the heart of Venice to celebrate the Europe Day, VI Edition, including two significant anniversaries for Europe:

- 5 May 1949: foundation of the Council of Europe with the Treaty of London
- 9 May 1950: the birth of the European Union with the "Schuman declaration" on the occasion of the Paris speech

The Europe Day in Venice takes place in this way in Venice since 2013.
Some numbers of the 2018 event in Venice:
- 27 total events days 
- thousands of young people, local and non-local interested 
- 20 events including meetings, exhibitions, stands, shows and seminars
- 27 partners that participate with local, national and European institutions and organizations

The initiative is the result of collaboration between:
- City of Venice
- Council of Europe
- European Parliament - Information Office in Milan
- European Commission - Representation in Italy
- Department for European Policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Partner of the initiative:
Europe Direct del Comune di Venezia
Città Metropolitana di Venezia
CIME - Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo
MFE - Movimento Federalista Europeo
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Cestudir - Centro Studi sui Diritti Umani
VIU - Venice International University
PON Metro
MIUR Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Veneto
- Eurodesk Italy
Eures
VDS - Venice Diplomatic Society
ESU Venezia
Fondaco Europa
San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia
Caffè Florian
Caffè Lavena
Auditorium Plip Mestre
Istituto Andrea Barbarigo
Compagnia Teatrale Pantakin
Shylock Centro Universitario Teatrale di Venezia
Liceo Musicale di Venezia
- Liceo Coreutico Educandato Statale Agli Angeli di Verona
- Liceo Statale Luigi Stefanini
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello
Accademia Teatrale Veneta
Kids Creative Lab

Program 2018:

- SATURDAY MAY 5
Exhibition opening
"THE MOTHER AND FATHERS FOUNDERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION"

11.00 Stefanini Institute of Mestre Venice
Via Miglio, 30 - Mestre Venice
Free entry
Details and photos

Cycle of meetings
CAFFE 'EUROPA
Europe and work

17.00 Caffè Lavena
Piazza San Marco, Venice
Free drink until exhaustion
Details and photos

- SUNDAY 6 MAY
Traveling performance
EUROPE IN A SUITCASE

10.00 am and 11.00 am Piazzale FFSS - Venezia
15.00 and 16.00 Via Poerio - Mestre
Details and photos

- MONDAY 7 MAY
Animated reading of European fairy tales
A TALE OF EUROPE

9.00 and 11.00 Auditorium Plip
Via San Donà 195 / b, Mestre
Entrance reserved to schools
Details and photos

- TUESDAY 8 MAY
Research abroad
INFODAY MARIE CURIE

9.00am-1.30pm Aula Magna Ca 'Dolfin - Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Dorsoduro 6246, Venice
Free entry by reservation
Details and photos

Stories of students on European mobility
EUROPEAN LUNCH TIME HAPPENING

12.30-13.30 Mensa Universitaria ESU
Foundations of Rio Novo 3647, Venice
Entrance reserved to canteen consumers
Details and photos

- WEDNESDAY 9 MAY
WE the KIDS
Collective performance of 1,000 children for kids Creative Lab

11.00 Piazza San Marco, Venice
Free event by booking on kidscreativelab.ovs.it
Details and photos

Cycle of meetings
CAFFE 'EUROPA
16.00 Europe and women
17.30 Europe and migration

Ca 'Foscari University courtyard courtyard Venice
Free drink until exhaustion
Details and photos

- THURSDAY 10 MAY
Conference-debate EUROPE FOR YOUTH and
"BECOME A EUROPEAN CITIZENS" award ceremony

9.30-13.00 Auditorium Metropolitan City of Venice
Via Forte Marghera 191, Mestre
Free entry until exhaustion
Details and photos

- FRIDAY MAY 11th
Exhibition opening
"EVER CLOSER UNION - A EUROPE MORE AND MORE UNITED"

11.00 VIU Venice International University
San Servolo Island, Venice
Free entry
Details and photos

- FRIDAY 11 - SUNDAY 13 MAY
Simulation of European directives
VeUMEU - Venice Universities' Model European Union

9:30 am - 6:00 pm Venice International University
San Servolo Island, Venice
Entrance reserved for registered students
Details and photos

- WEDNESDAY 16TH MAY
Show
EUROPE OF WAR AND THE EUROPE OF PEACE

10.00-12.00 Auditorium Santa Margherita
Campo Santa Margherita, Venice
Free entry until exhaustion
Details and photos

- FRIDAY MAY 18TH
Seminar
DIGITAL ANIMATOR FOR THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE VENETO SCHOOLS

9.30-17.00 Algarve Institute
Cannaregio 351, Venice
Free entry by registration on www.istruzioneveneto.it/europedirect
Details and photos

Monitoring Committee of the PON Metropolitan Cities 2014-2020
9.30 Sala delle Colonne by Ca 'Giustinian
San Marco 1364, Venice
Entrance reserved for workers
Details and photos

- TUESDAY MAY 22nd
Film projection and debate
EUROPE AT SEA by Annalisa Piras

18.00 Auditorium Santa Margherita
Campo Santa Margherita, Venice
Free entry until exhaustion
Details and photos

- MONDAY 28 MAY
Meeting
EUROPE AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

17.00 Offices of the Council of Europe
Procuratie Vecchia San Marco 180 / c, Venice
Free entry by booking at: luca.volpato@coe.int
Details and photos

- TUESDAY 29 MAY
Concert MUSIC FOR EUROPE AND THE EUROPEANS
17.30 Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Venice
San Marco 2810, Venice
Free entry until exhaustion
Details and photos

- THURSDAY, MAY 31st
DIALOGUE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
Beatrice Covassi, Head of the Italian Representation of the European Commission

17.00 Florian coffee
Piazza San Marco, Venice
Free drink until exhaustion
Details and photos

EXHIBITION
THE MOTHER AND FATHERS FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

5 - 31 May 2018
Stefanini Institute of Mestre, Venice
Via del Miglio 30, Mestre Venice
8.00-18.00 Monday to Friday - 08.00-14.00 Saturday
Free entry

Details and photos

EXHIBITION
EVER CLOSER UNION - A EUROPE MORE AND MORE UNITED

May 11th - 22nd
VIU Venice International University
San Servolo Island, Venice
8.00-22.00 every day
Free entry

Details and photos

BLUE AND BANNER LIGHTING
May 5-31
- The facades of Ca 'Farsetti and Ca' Loredan in Venice, of the town and the civic tower of Mestre will be illuminated with blue

INFO DESK
Europe Direct of the City of Venice
Via Cardinal Massaia 45, Mestre

Info - Complete Program:
Europe Direct of the City of Venice

free toll-free number 800 496200
infoeuropa@comune.venezia.it
www.comune.venezia.it/europedirect
www.facebook.com/EuropeDirectVenezia

The date of the event is significant since 9 May represents the Europe Day.
In fact, on 9 May 1950, a few years after the end of the Second World War which had devastated the continent, Robert Schuman, the French government's foreign minister, presented the proposal to create an organized Europe, that was necessary for the conservation of peaceful relations between the States that composed it. The proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered the birth certificate of the European Union.
Around this symbolic date every year is celebrated the Europe Day with the organization of various events by the European institutions and Member States.
More information on the General Europe Day 

 

Torre Civica di Mestre illuminata di blubanner esposto in piazza San MarcoCa' Farsetti e Ca' Loredan illuminate di blu