Stuttgart for Europe: "We need each other"
Europe Day on 9 May each year commemorates the declaration of Robert Schumann, who 70 years ago, as the then French Foreign Minister, proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which finally became the European Union of today. Schumann stated that Europe must be built through concrete facts "which first create a solidarity of action".
Ideally, the European Action Day would have taken place on 8 May on the Schlossplatz, in which the CIty of Stuttgart participates every year with actions from, among others, the twin cities. As a sign of European solidarity, this year's Europe Week should be made visible despite the restrictions on events. For this reason, the City of Stuttgart will be presenting general information on its Europe-relevant projects and peace-building cooperation with twin cities at www.stuttgart.de/stuttgart4europe from Tuesday, 5 May 2020.
On 9 May itself, the European flag will be set at the City Hall and a banner will point out Europe Day. The carillon will play at 11:05 / 12:05 / 14:35 / 18:35 / 21:35 the 'European anthem', Beethoven's Ode to Joy (in the carillon repertoire since 2016).