The European Cooperation Day (also known as “EC Day”) is commemorated on 21 September every year.
Europe is a mix of cultures and economies that need to understand each other in order to reach their maximum potential. For this reason, the European Union (EU) encourages cooperation in different ways. One of them is through the cooperation programmes, which allocate more than 10 billion euros for the regions to work together on common challenges: climate adaptation, social inclusion, migration…
How is this done in practice? Through projects involving regions all over Europe and neighboring countries. They have helped increase cultural understanding and overcome economic disparities throughout territories.
The “European Cooperation Day” campaign should remind citizens that many good things come out when forces are joined. In the past editions, people cycled together, sang together, ate together, and in general had a wonderful time in each other’s company in hundreds of events organised by EU cooperation programmes in over 30 countries.
Everybody can join this celebration. In September, many events are organised in different regions of Europe in order to commemorate the benefits of cooperation: film festivals, concerts, running races, local markets, gastronomic fairs… and more! Find an event in your city or nearby and come celebrate.
More information: https://www.ecday.eu/