Europe Day is a day celebrating “peace and unity in Europe”, in commemoration of the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950.
In a festival atmosphere, Europe Day tells the many stories of Europe and imagines a better Europe. It connects the local and the European, presents cultural solutions to European challenges, making our continent more inclusive, more democratic, more culturally aware and a better place to live.
This year, peace and unity in Europe are at stake. Putin’s war on Ukraine has brutally reminded us how relevant the founding narrative of the European Union and of Europe Day is. The future of Europe is made right now in our response to the war on Ukraine. Therefore, Europe Day ‘22 is labeled The Future is now!.
Europe Day ‘22 is a hybrid event, with live programmes taking place in De Balie and elsewhere, and in ongoing live-stream via europeday.eu.
Programme De Balie
14:00 / Cinema: Maidan
(Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine, Netherlands, 2014), in cooperation with IDFA
16:30 / Cinema: The earth is blue as an orange
(Iryna Tsilyik, Ukraine, Lithuania, 2020), in cooperation with IDFA
17:00 / Talk: Launch of the European Sentiment Compass
19:00 / Talk: The Europeans
20:00 / Talk: Europe Culture! Solidarity! Future?
20:30 / Talk: An evening with The European Pavilion
22:30 / Late night comedy: The Schuman Show
Late night comedy bursting the Brussels Bubble!. For the first time outside of the EU capital.
Ongoing / Wine tasting
The French winemakers of OENOPE present wine tasting of their first pan European, borderless, wine.
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European Cultural Foundation
The European Cultural Foundation promotes a European sentiment through developing and supporting cultural initiatives that let us share, experience and imagine Europe.