Europe Day 2021 – A success for the Union and eu-LISA

​As has been the case for many years, the Agency was once again involved in campaigns and events to celebrate this special day.

In addition to the customary coverage (website, intranet and social media channels) and the sharing/reposting of other EU Agency and Institution posts, eu-LISA launched a series of digital 'products' to mark the occasion. These include a brief video statement from the Executive Director, and the first official use of the eu-LISA interactive quiz.

The whole campaign was a success. eu-LISA also contributed to a joint social media initiative run by DG HOME, featuring a Twitter poll, in which users had to test their knowledge on the core activities of the nine JHA agencies.

Furthermore, between 7 and 9 May, the Agency took part in an orientating game called 'My Europe - walk through Europe and learn interesting facts!' organised by the European Commission Representation in Estonia throughout nine Estonian cities to challenge participants' general knowledge of the European Union. In total, 1.800 people participated. The game included a photo question about eu-LISA, aimed at increasing public awareness about the Agency's headquarters being in Estonia.

In Strasbourg, the European Parliament hosted the inaugural event for the Conference on the Future of Europe, and in Brussels, private virtual visits of the European Institutions were organised.

However, European celebrations are not over in Strasbourg as the city is celebrating Europe during the whole month through street art, readings, theatre and other exhibitions. Have a look here for more information.

Finally, a lot of online events where organised throughout the world, in other countries of the Union but also in other countries in which the EU is considered a friend and a strong partner.

Check out this collection of Europe Day initiatives to get some ideas for next year.

Thank you to all who participated in Europe day with us. Join us again next year for more Europe-focused fun!  

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