The European Union Delegation to Ghana observed a week celebration of events and activities to commemorate the 9th May Schuman Declaration 1950 that led to the creation of the European Union. The global theme for the celebration this year was "Europe in the World"
Various events, including seminar, cultural activities and movie festivals were organised in collaboration with the National Authorising Officer of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration with the participation of EU Member States
Delegation of the European Union to Ghana held a reception in Accra, to mark Europe Day May 9 2012. It was attended by European Union Member States Ambassadors, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government officials, Civil Society Organisations and members of the general public.
Proposing a toast to mark the Day, the Head of the Delegation, Ambassador Claude Maerten, recounted the formation of the European Union and the history behind the Schuman declarations with culminated into Europe Day aimed politically to bring peace after the two World Wars. “The aspiration at that time was forgiveness and future with an objective to build our future on the basis of peace stability and solidarity”.