Celebrating Europe together!

Luxembourg City’s twentieth annual Festival of Europe will be held on Saturday 21 May from 11:00 to 17:30. It celebrates the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (9 May 1950), in which the idea of creating a European Coal and Steel Community was first proposed.

Organised under the auspices of the European Commission Representation in Luxembourg, the Festival of Europe will extend across the capital from the House of Europe (7, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes) to the Place d’Armes via the rue du Curé.

The Translation Centre, along with colleagues from the EU institutions, will be running the inter-institutional stand under the banner: ‘Übersetzen für Europa – Traduire pour l’Europe – Translating for Europe’.
Visitors to the stand will be able to learn about the institutions’ translation departments and recruitment procedures, any competitions planned for linguists in 2016, multilingualism in the EU and much more. Games for children and grown-ups will enable you to discover the 24 official languages of the EU and to test your knowledge.
Highlights of the day will include the screening of the film ‘The Man who Mends Women’ by 2014 Sakharov Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege at the House of Europe, and the birthday cake celebration to be held at the Place d’Armes at 14:30. Don’t miss your slice of European cake! The Festival will also be welcoming Luxembourg’s Members of the European Parliament. You will be able to meet them at 15:00 at the Place d’Armes.
The Luxembourg City Tourist Office will be organising two guided tours of the European district in Kirchberg. The first tour will begin at 10:00 and will be conducted in German and English; the second tour will set off at 15:00, in both Luxembourgish and French. Each tour lasts three hours and will set off from the Mudam museum. Participants will be able to learn about the EU institutions and buildings hosted by the capital.
Find out more
The Festival of Europe programme is available on the websites of the European Commission Representation in Luxembourg and European Parliament Information office in Luxembourg.
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