Business Councils representatives in Qatar gathered at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas recently to attend the kick-off meeting for the upcoming ‘Europe Day 2019’ celebrations in Qatar.
Europe Day every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe and marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. The Schuman Declaration is the statement made by the French foreign minister Robert Schuman in May 1950. Schuman's vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production.
A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union. To celebrate Europe Day, the EU institutions open their doors to the public in early May in Brussels and Strasbourg and local EU offices in Europe and all over the world organise a variety of activities and events for all ages. Europe Day Celebrations in Qatar is an initiative introduced by the Dutch Business Council and is supported by all European Union Business Councils represented in Qatar.
Aside the communities from the participating countries visiting the event, also the Ambassadors of the EU countries, Qatari dignitaries and other friends of the European Union are present. "Europe Day Qatar 2019 is expected to be another successful event where the unity of the European countries will be underlined with social activities and music from all participating countries", said Robert Cats, chairman, Dutch Business Council.
"Organising such an event is a great opportunity to also invite our friends from other countries even if they are not part of the EU, at the end it is about unity," said Henning Zimmermann from the German Business Council.
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