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Today is Europe Day! Do you want to know why this day is celebrated? the 9th of May 1950, the Schuman Declaration was released and the European Coal and Steel Community was born. This document was presented by Robert Schumann, French foreign affairs minister back then, to propose the first supra national institution in Europe. This would be that would finally lead to our actual European Union. The first members of this alliance were France, West Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

 This year 2023, the EU institutions, including EU delegations and representations worldwide, will organise a wide range of online and on-site activities, providing citizens with the opportunity to discover and experience the European Union.

 “This May, Europe Day will bring citizens together to learn more about how the EU is supporting peace, security and democracy through its resolve in face of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and other conflicts worldwide. Europe Day 2023 will also enable visitors to get better acquainted with the EU’s efforts to build a Europe which is green, digital and competitive, fair and skilled, as well as strong, resilient and safe. This year, it will also shed special light on the 2023 European Year of Skills, which will kick-off on 9 May.

 On and around Europe Day, the EU institutions will host a wide range of interactive activities at their locations across the 27 EU member states and around the world”, says the European Commission on the official press release about this day.

For Research and Innovation across the continent, the Europe Day represents an opportunity to raise awareness on the fact that, together, we can achieve more and much greater things, when it comes to science, technology and advancements. As you know, the DELICIOUS project is formed by a multicultural and multidisciplinary consortium with 10 partners from 5 Mediterranean countries. The objective is promoting the Mediterranean diet across Med countries, and this wouldn’t be possible without the support and funding of the PRIMA programme and the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

 So, let’s keep advancing and sharing together.

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