• Important european events of the year

Important european events of the year

    • 8 june 2017

      World Oceans Day

    • The UN is celebrating the World Oceans Day 2017 with a ceremony where the winners of the photo contest organized around the topic will receive a prize.
    • 10 june 2017

      Portugal National Day

    • Called Camões Day, June 10 celebrates the anniversary of the death of the poet Luis Vaz de Camões (1525-1580), considered as the greatest writer of Portuguese literature.
      Famous for his poems of pastoral and medieval tradition, Luis Vaz de Camões is also well-known for his work Os Lusiadas, an epic poem written in 1556, celebrating the birth and destiny of the nation and of the Portuguese Empire - like the Iliad or the Odyssey.

    • 10 june 2017

      United Kingdom National Day

    • Unlike other countries which generally celebrate their independence, the United Kingdom celebrates the birth of its sovereign on its National Day.
      Although Queen Elizabeth II
      (who became Queen in 1952), was born on April 21st, 1926, its birthday is generally celebrated the 2eme on Saturday of June. For a long time, the custom was indeed to celebrate the birthday of the sovereign in summer.
      Since 1805, the official celebration of the sovereign is marked by a military parade " Tooping the color ".
    • 15 june 2017

      International Day against Hunger

    • The International Day against Hunger commemorates the establishment of FAO, a specialized UN agency responsible for nutrition and nourishment matters. It was founded in October 16, 1945.
    • 21 june 2017

      European Music Day

    • On its 36th edition, the European Music Day will bring together those passionate about music no matter the style: those who listen; those who play, professional or beginners, young and elders, in France and abroad.
    • 23 june 2017

      Luxembourg National Day

    • June 23th marks the anniversary of the sovereign of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Originally celebrated on 23 January, the birthday of the Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, June 23 was chosen since 1961 due to climatic conditions which fit with outdoor celebrations.
      On this day, two major events punctuate the celebrations: the Te Deum in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg and the taking up of arms, accompanied by a civilian event, organized the Liberty avenue in Luxembourg.
    • 25 june 2017

      Slovenia National Day

    • The National Day commemorates the independence of Slovenia, obtained in 1991.
      The first Slovenes, the Slavic people, settled down in current Slovenia, at the borders of the Italy, Austria and Hungary, during the fourth century.
      Since the eighth century, Slovenia was incorporated into various empires or states. The last one was ex-Yugoslavia from which it would become independent in 1991.
      Its independance was recognized by Germany in December, 1991 and by the international community in January of the following year.

    • 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.

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    • 18 december 2017

      International Migrants Day

    • The International Migrants Day aims to clear up the prejudices against migrants and to raise awareness of the migrants' contribution to the economic, cultural, and social sectors of the society, given the knowledge of both the country of origin and country of residence.
    • 20 december 2017

      International Human Solidarity Day

    • This year, the International Human Solidarity Day will take place after the Millenium Development Objectives have been succeded by the Sustainable Development Goals, a new development programme aiming to end with poverty, to protect the environment and to fight for human dignity.
    • 1 january 2018

      Slovakia National Day

    • Even if the date of August 29th is more famous, (anniversary of the national uprising to fight against the occupation of the country by the Nazis which burst into 1944), Slovakia National Day is January 1st. On this day, the country commemorates its independence.
      The fate of Slovakia was often connected to that of the Czech Republic. During several decades, both countries were part of the same State: the Czechoslovakia. This state was a member of the Communist Bloc before the "velvet revolution", in 1989.
      In September, 1992, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved its Constitution and on January 1st, 1993 a new State was born.