Europe Day - May 9th

Event information
Venue:University of Miami - 1300 Campo Sano Ave. - Suite 210 - Coral Gables, FL 33146


Europe Day, held on May 9th, every year, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical "Schuman declaration". At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out the ideas crafted by Jean Monnet, for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war among Europe's nations unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.


  • Joaquin Roy, Professor of International Studies and Jean Monnet Chair, UM
  • Francisco Acosta Soto, EU Fellow in Residence at University of Miami for 2016-2017
  • Romain Pasquier, Professor, Science Po, University of Rennes, France
  • Melanie Goergmaier, PhD Student & Research Assistant, UM

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