Europe Day

The Estepona City Council informs that next Thursday, May 9, Europe Day, the mayor, José María García Urbano, will receive the medal from the International Association of Officials of the European Union (AIACE) in recognition “for his commitment to the European values.” The delivery will take place within the framework of the events organized to celebrate the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman Declaration’, signed on May 9, 1950, in which he presented his idea of ​​a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which It would make war between European nations inconceivable. That date is considered the founding act of European construction.

The official event will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the EU Rotunda with the participation of students from various educational centers, José Isaías Rodríguez García-Caro, European Movement advisor of Andalusia; Joaquín Díaz Pardo, president of AIACE-Spain; and the mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano.

To commemorate this date, the City Council organizes a series of activities that will give citizens the opportunity to discover and experience the European Union with the help of officials from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Movement of Andalusia, as well as the ‘ The Innovation in Politics Institute of Vienna’.

Firstly, a series of presentations on the European Union have been scheduled in various schools and secondary education institutes in the city, on May 8 and 9, coordinated by Benedicta Miguélez Herreras. Officials and people who occupy positions of responsibility in EU organizations will explain to students why Europe Day is commemorated, what agreements were reached with the ‘Schuman Declaration’, or the importance that the European Union has had in the work for peace.

The following educational centers will participate: IES Monterroso, Mediterráneo, Mar de Alborán and Tomás Hormigo, the Juan XXIII and San José schools, and the Simón Fernández and Ramón Lago Primary centers. The speakers will be Maruja Gutiérrez Díaz, DG Education and Culture, European Commission, AIACE Spain board member; Antonio Espino, DG Financial and Economic Affairs, European Commission, AIACE Spain board member; Nina Glumac, DG Education and Culture, European Commission; David Leal, representative of the Innovation in Politics Institute in Spain; Henrietta Sinkovits, DG Education and Culture, European Commission; Andrés Madero Henry, parliamentary assistant to MEP Eva Poptcheva; Ana-Rosa Latorre Zacarés, DG Cooperation and Development, European Commission; Francisco Andrada, Foreign Service, European Commission; and Pedro Muñoz Rodríguez, Project Coordinator – Europe Direct Málaga.

To conclude the commemorative events, on the 9th, at 7:00 p.m., a round table will be held: ‘The necessary Europe: new challenges’ at the Mirador del Carmen Cultural Center, with free access until capacity is reached. This presentation will be presented by Joaquín Díaz Pardo, president of AIACE-Spain, and will be moderated by David Leal, representative in Spain of the Innovation in Politics Institute of Vienna. The event will feature interventions by Alejandra Cas Granje, DG Economy and Finance European Commission; José Isaías Rodríguez García-Caro, counselor of the European Movement of Andalusia; and Francisco Domínguez Díaz, professor of Law at the University of Cádiz.

All citizens of Estepona are invited to participate in this celebration of peace and unity in Europe.


09/05/2024 11:00 am


09/05/2024 2:00 pm

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Rotunda of the European Union, Estepona