My Europe Week

Celebrating Europe Day from May 3rd to 9th!

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Early Responses to My Europe

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With one week to go to the start My Europe Week. The idea has already started to get some comments on a number on other blogs. This is on top of our mention on this weeks, Week in Bloggingportal

Rolf Grahn has blogged about the idea in a number of languages. In Finnish he gives a round up of the blog posts surrounding the idea and one informing his readers of this blog and of course the all important twitter hashtags!

He has also posted about it in Swedish, here and here

Ralf also has a post in English!

Matthew has a blog post about the idea and how he sees it and how it could provide a “fascinating EU-wide snapshot of what people expect and want from the EU.” He also has a hard time in picking a subject to write on!

Martin has a blog post in German about the idea and in which he had the prototype of what became our logo!

We also got a link from Erkan’s Field Diary who tells me he will be taking part!

And finally Ugis Libietis of Latvia has a post on “United in Diversity” and why it isn’t always true in the EU.

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Written by Stephen Spillane

April 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

Welcome to the My Europe Week blog

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The flag of Europe
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Welcome to the blog. This is an attempt by some of the Editors of to celebrate Europe Day online.

So firstly to explain about Europe Day. Europe Day marks the day in 1950 that Robert Schuman made his declaration on sharing the coal and steel resources of Germany and France (and other countries) to prevent further outbreaks of war. His declaration led to the foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community which was the predecessor of what was to become the European Union. Europe Day is also the flag day of the European Union.

There is also a Europe Day celebrated on May 5th. The is to mark the foundation of the Council of Europe on that day in 1949.

So enough history, what do we want to do? We want to have a blog carnival. What’s this you ask? Well basically, we want you to write about your Europe. What you want from Europe. How you want Europe to develop. We want you to make to make your declaration on what you want from Europe.

The week will run from May 3rd to May 9th.

We want both bloggers who write about the EU and those who dont to write about this, so please spread the word!

To take part, either link to your post or submit a post through this form!

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Written by Stephen Spillane

April 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm