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Important european events of the year

    • 19 may 2017

      European Neighbours' Day

    • The 16th edition of Neighbours' Day was an International success and since its launch in Paris in 2000, the festival continues to rise and in fact it has far exceeded the European borders. The party is now celebrated around the world by millions of people – 1450 partner cities, housing organizations and associations are participating in over 36 countries with more than 30 million participants.
    • 20 may 2017

      European Night of Museums

    • More than 3000 events all around France and Europe for the 13th edition of the European Night of Museums.
    • 21 may 2017

      World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

    • In 2001 UNESCO has adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, and a year later, in December 2002, the General Assembly of the United Nations, as of its resolution 57/249, establishes May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


    • 22 may 2017

      International Day for Biological Diversity

    • Every year, people all around the world celebrate biodiversity on what’s called the “International Day for Biological Diversity”. The main purpose of the day is to raise awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues.
    • 23 may 2017

      European Obesity Day

    • The DGs of Health and Food & Environment have since 2010 tackled together the problems related to obesity in the EU countries.
    • 31 may 2017

      World No Tobacco Day

    • Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

      The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development."

    • 1 june 2017

      Global Day of Parents

    • This day pays tribute to the devotion of parents, their engagement and the sacrifices they made in order to ensure the future of their children.
    • 5 june 2017

      World Environment Day

    • World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point.

    • 5 june 2017

      Denmark's National Holiday

    • Amongst the European revolutions that began in 1848, King Frederick VII accepted the principle of a constiutional monarchy in 1849. The first Danish liberal Constitution was signed on 5 June, 1849 and became Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag). Unlike most countries Constitution Day is marked by political meetings rather than any sort of military ceremony.
 

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    • 26 june 2017

      International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

    • Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.

      Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.

      On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.
    • From 26 june 2017 to 30 june 2017

      Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    • The third part of the Plenary Session of the Assembly of the Cuncil of Europe(PACE).The members of the Parliament that form the PACE come from the national Parliaments of the 47 state members of the Organisation. They join together four times a year in order to discuss current issues and to demand the European governments to take initiatives.
    • From 1 july 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

    • Since the effective date of the Treaty of Lisbon, the old presidency of the Council has been divided in two: the president of the European Council and the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU (also known as Council of Ministers). The Presidency of the Council of Foreign Affairs and, led by the High Representative of the Union .