To mark Europe Day on 9 May 2022, there will be a number of events taking place around Ireland and Europe.
- European cultural event
Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.
As the war in Ukraine rages on, Europe Day 2022 takes on a particular significance. In this difficult time, we stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
Europe Day events 2022
Europe Day 2022 – Events
Monday 9th May, 9.00 – 11.30am
Celebrate Europe Day 2022 – All About Youth!
Join us online for our hybrid Europe Day event organised in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland and the EU agency, Eurofound.
2022 is the European Year of Youth and this event will reach out to the local community to bring together up to 100 young people aged 16-29, as well as an online audience from around Ireland, to learn, listen and engage on key issues and opportunities for young people in the EU.
The Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D. and Ciarán Cuffe MEP, will open this hybrid event at Eurofound’s conference centre, which will be moderated by Harry McCann, Member of the European pool of young journalists.
Register here to get the link to join this event online via MS Teams.
The programme is available here.
Monday 9th May, 6.30pm
Free screenings of‘Short Shorts from Europe 2021’
As part of the French Presidency of the EU Council and to mark Europe Day, the EUNIC Ireland Network (European Union National Institutes for Culture) will present three simultaneous free screenings of its 2021 Short Shorts from Europe programme on Monday 9 May in Cork, Dublin and online.
CORK @ The Gate Cinema - Screen 4
DUBLIN @ Alliance Française
ONLINE available 9-12 May
Full list of shorts in the programme available here
After the screening you will be asked to vote for your favourite film using your phone.
Monday 9th May, from 6pm
Music Europe Day
On Monday 9 May, the European Union and Europavox present the third edition of Music Europe Day.
From 6 – 11pm, 15 young artists from 15 European countries will host a 5-hour programme consisting of live music and intimate interviews, broadcast on the websites and social networks of the European Union, Europavox and their partners.
Acclaimed hip-hop singer, and winner of a 2022 Music Moves Europe Award, Denise Chaila, will feature in the line-up so be sure to tune in.
This digital concert will be followed live from 6pm on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the European Commission Representation in France.
More information is available on the event Facebook page.
Monday 9 May at 11.00am
Europe Day event at Letterkenny Europe Direct Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
The Letterkenny Europe Direct Centre will host an in-person event with presentations focused on ‘An Economy that works for people’ and ‘NextGenerationEU: Ireland’s recovery and resilience plan’.
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Europe Day Hub
To find out more about the many exciting online and in-person events taking place right across the EU from 7 - 10 May, visit the online Europe Day hub