According to the European Union website*, “Europe Day (9 May) celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union”.
At the Community Enterprise Network (CEN) we are celebrating this day because the CEN is an Economic Development project, backed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, which aims to forge an enterprising culture and raise prosperity in the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff areas.