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The Future of the EU: Europe Day Is To Be Given Greater Importance

Published: May 11, 2018; 10:00 · (Vindobona)

On Europe Day, one pupil from each member state of the European Union came to the Hofburg for a discussion. More political education in schools and a more comprehensive climate policy are their main demands. "We are 20 percent of the population, but 100 percent of the future."

Meeting and discussion with pupils from 28 EU member states at the Hofburg Imperial Palace Vienna / Picture: © www.bundespraesident.at / Carina Karlovits/HBF

What is Europe Day?

The "Europe Day" of the EU is the name of an annual observance by the European Union, held on 9 May.

It is also known as Schuman Day, in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration. It was introduced in 1985 by the predecessor organization of the EU. The declaration proposed the pooling of French and West German coal and steel…

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