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Eurojust celebrates Europe Day

12/05/2016

To celebrate Europe Day, Eurojust has, together with the European Commission, the European Parliament and Europol, organised a joint exhibition in the Atrium of the City Hall of the Municipality of The Hague. The exhibition runs from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to learn more about the role of the European Union in promoting and maintaining peace and security in Europe.

Separate displays outline the activities of Eurojust and Europol in the fight against serious and organised crime, while a section of the exhibition is dedicated to the work of Mr Ali Ferzat, Syrian cartoonist and winner of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

On display in Eurojust’s section are five infographics and a poster on Eurojust’s new purpose-built premises to which the organisation will move in 2017.

The exhibition was opened on 9 May by the Mayor of The Hague in the presence of Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust.

Background
Every year on 9 May, Europe Day is held to celebrate peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the ‘Schuman Declaration’, a speech in which Robert Schuman outlined his vision of uniting the countries of Europe and fostering peace and prosperity on the continent.

 

Related links
Europe Day
The Schuman Declaration
Eurojust general information leaflet: EN / NL 
European Commission Representation in the Netherlands
European Parliament Information Office in the Netherlands
Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought