We believe the challenges we face ask for all Europeans’ to be involved. Only together can we find ways to, indeed, live together. Culture can help us achieve this. Culture has provided hope, strength and resilience. Culture can create new energy for Europe, because culture allows to bond with people of different backgrounds, to care and to make a difference for Europe. Especially in your local surroundings.
We therefore dedicate this Europe Day to you! To your energy to make change for the better, to you who like building futures, not to await them. To you who exchange, and make our continent more democratic, inclusive and culturally aware. To you, Europeans, this day is yours.