9 May 2020 commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which led to the creation of the first European Community.
eu-LISA has been present at Europe Day public events in Tallinn every year since 2014, promoting the Agency beyond its immediate stakeholders and audience.
"This time it is different. We see even more the need to support each other. Together we are strong and this makes also the European Union strong. This time we lack personal interaction, but I am happy to see that the novel model – to celebrate Europe Day online – will allow us to meet even more people Europe-wide", said Krum Garkov, Executive Director of eu-LISA.
The Agency has engaged with over 10,000 estimated visitors at the Agency's stand on Vabaduse square in Tallinn each year, where visitors could take part in the traditional Passport game or in a quiz to win special prizes.
In 2020 we are going digital and looking forward to reaching an even broader audience. eu-LISA is taking part in the EU Institutions' joint social media campaigns for Europe Day, relaying key messages on our website and social media accounts. Look for the #EuropeDay / #EUAgencies / #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus hashtags. The Agency also plays a role in the My Europe online game developed by the Estonian European Commission Representation.
"We have made and will make people aware of what it takes to keep Europe safe with the help of complex IT systems and how technology comes to help people who take responsibility for our security", Garkov added.
Happy Europe Day!