NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW EXPIRED
Due to the coronavirus we are asking everyone to check with the individual event organisers that the event you're wanting to attend is still going ahead.
Join us on Sunday 20th May for a Europe Day Picnic in Leatherhead, celebrating Peace and EUnity.
What: Bring and Share Picnic.
Bring your picnic, drink and chair/rug, plus a plate of food to share (e.g. sandwiches, veg and dips, fruit, home-made cake), blue and yellow attire, flags, banners, hats, umbrella
If it is colder than about 16º or wet, then sorry – we will have to postpone. Check Twitter for update: twitter.com/movem2017
Let's celebrate the achievements of the European Union since the Schuman declaration on 9th May 1950 (and the EEC established in 1957):
Peace, Prosperity, Political cooperation.
Wednesday 9th May is Europe Day. It involves all of the citizens of the EU because it celebrates the declaration delivered on 9th May 1950 by Robert Schuman. On that day five years after the end of the Second World War French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman made the initial appeal for the construction of Europe.
Europe Day, held on 9th May every year, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'.
"United in diversity", the motto of the European Union, first came into use in 2000. It signifies how Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent's many different cultures, traditions and languages.
The fundamental purposes of theEuropean Union are to promote greater social, political and economic harmony among the nations of Western Europe.
Please note: The EU Picnic, celebrating Europe Day on 9th May, is postponed by one week to Sunday 20th May (forecast is more hopeful – 19 degrees, if we are lucky).