Europe Day 2023 in Lyria: discover the schedule

And Europe Dayis celebrated May 9 And this year Leiria The European Parliament Office in Portugal, the European Commission Representation in Portugal and the cooperation of various local entities will be the stage for several activities organized within the municipality of Leiria.

This date marks the anniversary Schumann DeclarationPT•••, the founding moment of the project of peace, union, freedom and solidarity of the European Union. Protocol ceremony will be held on this day May 9, at 3:30 p.m., in the Castello de Leiria, A Ends at 7 p.m.

The celebration includes moments of various artistic and cultural expressions of local heroes. The values ​​and influence of the European Union in Portugal will be presented through various projects that will take to the stage after the official speech by the representative of the European Parliament, the European Commissioner. Elisa Ferreira and Minister of the President Mariana Vieira da Silva.

In addition to this protocol ceremony, various activities open to the public will be held in front of the castle, in Largo de São Pedro, starting at 2 p.m. You can find the event program below. The celebrations in Leiria started on Saturday, May 6, with a meeting between MEPs and youth (members of the community and youth associations), a debate with MEPs open to the general public and a concert.

Europe Day is celebrated in Strasbourg and Brussels during the plenary sessions of the European Parliament from 8 to 11 May. European Year of Excellence.PT•••.

Following the pandemic year and an economic and energy crisis affecting Europeans, following the pandemic year and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the 2023 Europe Day celebrations aim to underline the EU’s commitment to strengthening the universal values ​​of freedom and democracy.

Discover the full program:

May 6

12h00 – 17h30 | St. Peter’s Church
“Public Diplomacy – Youth as Ambassadors of Civic and Democratic Participation”.

18:00 | Leiria Shopping
Europe at the Center – Conversational debate between MEPs and citizens, moderated by journalist Paulo Farinha

19h30 | Leiria Shopping
Screening of the film “Simone – Journey of the Century” about the life of Simone Veil, one of the greatest women and political figures of the 20th century.

20h00 – 21h00 | Historic Center
Walk and Run – Leiria Run

22h30 | May fair
Concert Barbara Tinoco

May 9

Louis de Camois Square
2 pm Tree Planting “Values ​​That Drive Me” and Flag Parade for Largo de S. Pedro

St. Peter’s Square
2 pm to 6 pm Values ​​that move me

Its customization t-shirt, Badges and Pins

Collaborative painting

Screen printing workshop

Plastic making workshop

Hanger for messages and drawings

Mural paintings allude to European values

“Throw and hit, have fun playing” – traditional game of various member states of the European Union

Game “Discover Europe”

Exhibition “Between Two Cities” – Serigraphy by Erasmus students from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Posters and posters about the values ​​of the European Union

15h00 | Community Project – Dance Hip-hop

St. Peter’s Church

14h30-15h00 Staging reading of “The Little Prince” by Innes Blanc
Exhibition “The Little Prince in the Languages ​​of Europe” – 44 language versions of Saint-Exupéry’s iconic work, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023

15:30-16:15 | Debate “The EU in Crisis – Democracy in Action”

4:15 pm Little singer of Leiria

16h30-17h00 | Staging reading of “The Little Prince” by Innes Blanc
Exhibition “The Little Prince in the Languages ​​of Europe” – 44 language versions of Saint-Exupéry’s iconic work, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023

17h00 | Performance Teatro
Democracy in Action, European Parliament Ambassador School

5:30 pm | Margarita Kumpan, Ukrainian violinist (in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Portugal under the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union)


15h00-16h00 | Initiation of Stage 4 Everyone Project by Cooperative CCER MAIS/ Omnichord

16h30-18h00 | Leiria Polytechnic Institute Debate Club Semi Finals

More info Dedicated pagePT•••And on the social media accounts of the European Parliament – TwitterPT•••Facebook and Instagram -, from the European Commission in Portugal – TwitterFacebook and InstagramPT••• – and Leiria Municipality – Facebook and Instagramwith markers #EuropeDay and #DiadaEuropa

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