Europe Day (9 May) is the annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical Schuman declaration, which is now celebrated as a key moment in the creation of the EU.
As the UK’s European university, Kent is committed to the opportunities provided by European and international engagement. To mark Europe Day and to celebrate the University’s role within Europe, various exciting activities have been planned to which everyone is welcome.
A range of activities are available during the day including a Student European Societies Showcase, opportunity to learn and play the game of Pétanque and a European Opportunities Fair. The day will also include a set of special talks and presentations from the Dean for Internationalisation, Erasmus students and staff, as well as the opening of the new ‘We are European’ exhibition that will feature a series of paintings from Kent Alumnus Eric Kaiser and two guest fellow-artists, Sophie Guinzbourg and Lysa Bertholom (Keynes Atrium), as well as the all the shortlisted entries of the ‘We are European’ competition.
We look forward to celebrating the day with students, staff and members of the community. Entry to the all events are free and full details of the programme are available at www.kent.ac.uk/european/europeday.html
For more general information about the University of Kent’s engagement, links and commitment to Europe, please visit www.kent.ac.uk/european/. You can also visit our Erasmus 30th Anniversary webpage for news on our year-long celebrations on a successful 30 years of Erasmus+ – a milestone for Europe!