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Europe Day 2021 goes Virtual

Join in and discover this year's virtual Europe Day: explore a virtual Berlaymont, find out about the work of other Institutions, Services, and Directorates-General, and and see what’s going on around Europe to mark #EuropeDay celebrations.

The virtual Europe Day (9 May) experience went live this week. The #EuropeDay virtual experience is a collaboration between the European Parliament, Council, Commission, and the EEAS.

The experience is divided into two parts. There is the interinstitutional Europa hub. The hub is a simple, informative site in all 24 official EU languages. It showcases the activities and events being organised by EU institutions and bodies, provides information on ways of getting in touch with the EU, and allows people to discover what is being organised by Representations and European Parliament Liaison Offices in each Member State.

From the the interinstitutional Europa hub, everyone can also access the platform that is the hub for the Conference on the Future of Europe. The platform hosts ten topics including the digital transformation where citizens can discuss the shape of Europe’s digital future. They can do this by discovering and attending events around Europe, sharing ideas, or even setting up their own events. Input on shaping Europe’s digital future does not stop there, the European Commission will soon launch a public consultation on the formulation of a set of principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space.

The hub also features key activities organised by our Representations such as the Music Europe Day rock concert in Paris, the Voice of Young Europe youth debate in Poland or a performance of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra in Hungary.

Linking from the hub, you can find a mobile-friendly immersive virtual space taking inspiration from the Berlaymont. There you have the opportunity to explore content including videos, take part in quizzes, and play games to discover what we do through interaction and engagement. 

In this space, Commission Directorates-General showcase their work with the focus being on the NextGenerationEU themes of green, digital, health, and recovery.