Europe Day 2017

To celebrate 2017 Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public on 6 May in Brussels, 13 and 14 May in Luxembourg and 14 May in Strasbourg.

In Luxembourg, this year’s official Europe Day celebrations will take place on 13 May with the traditional “European village” installed in the city centre on Place d'Armes and the adjacent Square Jan Palach. Between 11 am and 6 pm, visitors will be able to enjoy a varied programme ranging from music, dances, chants and folklore to culinary specialties and tourist information offered by the stands of the Member States. The official part of the programme will be closed as usual with the cutting and distribution of the big European cake, which will this year be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.

As in previous years, the Translation Centre (CdT), along with colleagues from the translation services of the EU institutions, will set up a joint 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 work of a translator in the EU institutions, recruitment procedures and competitions, and, generally speaking, multilingualism in the EU. Games for children and grown-ups will give the visitors the opportunity to discover the 24 official languages of the EU and test their knowledge.