Europe Day 2020 Celebrations in Venice - October


From 2 to 31 October 2020 the event "The Future of Europe, Europe of the future" was held, a great celebration in the heart of Venice to celebrate Europe Day, now in its eighth edition. Despite the covid-19 emergency, this edition of the Europe Day Celebrations does not stop and goes digital, a sign of the European nature and resilience of the City of Venice and of the partners who have always collaborated with it.

In compliance with the anti covid containment measures, the scheduled events were divided into two periods: May and October, focusing the month of May on the events that could be translated into virtual activities and in October the events that require the physical presence of citizens

The festival’s purpose is to remember the two most significant historical dates for Europe:
- May 5, 1949: foundation of the Council of Europe with the Treaty of London
- May 9, 1950: birth of the European Union with the "Schuman declaration" on the occasion of the Paris speech (click here to find out more).
The date of the event is significant since May 9 represents Europe Day. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. In fact, on 9 May 1950, a few years after the end of the Second World War that had devastated the old continent, Robert Schuman, Foreign Minister of the French government, presented the proposal to create an organized Europe, to maintain peaceful relations between the States that made it. The proposal, known as the "Schuman Declaration", is considered the birth certificate of the European Union.
Around this emblematic date, Europe Day is celebrated every year with the organization of several events carried out by the European institutions and the Member States.
=> Further information on Europe Day are available here.

List of the events programmed for October 2020:

=> Friday, 2-9-16 and 23 October 2020 
Cycle of "CAFFE 'EUROPA" meetings, conversations with citizens at the historic cafés of Piazza San Marco and M9 Museum cloister to encourage dialogue and discussion between citizens in view of the definition of the new future of Europe
=> Thursday, 8 October 2020
Celebration ceremony of the 30th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission at Scuola Grande “San Giovanni Evangelista”, Venice - Reserved entrance
=> Friday, 9 October 2020 at 4.30 pm 
Exhibition opening "The mothers and fathers founders of the European Union" in Mestre at M9 cloister - Via Poerio, 24, Mestre, Venice
=> Monday, 19 October 2020 at 11.00 am
Presentation of the book "Artisans de l'Europe: 30 testimonies of 70 years of history (1949-2019)" at the Council of Europe Venice Office, Procuratie Vecchie in St Mark's Square, Venice 
=> Saturday, 24 October at 4.00 pm
European Kids Corner at M-Children, Via Poerio 34, Mestre, Venice
=> Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 4.00 pm
Film screening and debate of "God exists - Her name is Petrunia" winning film of Lux Prize 2019 at Cinema Dante d'Essai, Mestre, Venice
=> October 9-31, 2020
Exhibition "The mothers and fathers founders of the European Union" in Mestre at M9 cloister, Via Poerio 24, Mestre, Venice.
An Europe Day celebration banner decorating the facades of Procuratie Vecchie in St Mark's Square from 2nd to 31st October

Europe Direct of the City of Venice
Via Spalti 28, Mestre-Venezia
Telephone 345 8358360 ( smart-working)

The initiative is the result of collaboration between:
Partners of the initiative:
In cooperation with the regional Veneto office of RAI 
This initiative is part of the “Città in Festa” program of the City of Venice 
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Ultimo aggiornamento: 11/11/2020 ore 10:16