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Presentation of the first edition of the “Festival Europa Libertad” at the headquarters of the European Institutions in Madrid

​Yesterday the first edition of the “Festival Europa Libertad”, composed of commemorative events that will take place this week around 9 May, Europe Day, was presented at the headquarters of the European Institutions in Madrid

07/05/2019

​The presentation was held by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Commission in Spain, the office of the European Parliament, the City Hall of Madrid and the European Movement. For the first time, these institutions, along with different partners, have launched a broad programme of activities that will be carried out throughout the week.

The festival programme is available at https://ec.europa.eu/spain/events/europe-day/madrid#Madrid


Within this programme, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, will participate next Wednesday, 8 May in a symposium with students about Europe’s future at 12:00 in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. For its part, the Casa Árabe, associated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, will host two seminars on Thursday, 9 May on Europe’s diverse heritage under the titles “The Arab-Islamic Civilisation’s Contribution to Europe, Past and Present” at 11:00, and “Europe as a Melting-point and Thinking Lab” at 15:00.

The Spanish Government is fully committed to the European project and supports numerous outreach activities about the European Union in different areas. The festival programme aims to highlight the importance of the European project, which has allowed several decades of peace, prosperity and stability in Europe and is clearly supported by the Spanish people.

 

 

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