Celebrating Europe Day

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Every year on May 9th, we celebrate Europe Day and recall the Schuman Declaration, which proposed the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the precursor to today's European Union. Today, Europe, despite all the challenges it faces, is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and quality of life, and the European Union represents a community of values ​​with high democratic standards, respect for human rights and the rule of law. It encompasses a large market and offers numerous opportunities to its citizens while ensuring a high level of security and freedom of movement for people, as well as capital, goods, and services.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is commemorating Europe Day this year with a special program. On Thursday, May 9th, starting at 11:00 a.m., a ceremonial concert will be held at the Pavilion in Zrinjevac, featuring the Zagreb ZET Orchestra and the Young Musicians Orchestra.
In addition to the ceremonial concert, in collaboration with the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, an exhibition of the most important Croatian projects financed by EU funds will be set up around the Pavilion and in the northern alley of Zrinjevac.
Joint celebrations of Europe Day, in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Croatia, the Office of the European Parliament in Croatia, and the embassies of EU member states, will take place at the European Square, starting at 12:30 p.m., featuring a series of activities, dance performances, panels, and screenings of short films from EU member states.
Furthermore, as part of the EUROPE IN CINEMA project, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs will screen six European films to mark Europe Day from May 8th to May 10th, 2024. Free film screenings will take place at the Metropolis Cinema, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, and the KIC.
This year's Europe Day will also be marked with the slogan of the European Parliament, "Use your vote. Don't let others choose for you," as exactly one month later, the European elections will be held in EU member states.

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