On Saturday 9 May 2015, the EU institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public to mark Europe Day, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
This year's visual for Europe Day and the Open Doors Day of the European institutions is composed from elements of the 28 flags of the European Union member states. They were separated into pieces and re-assembled into characters with the help of 6-8 year old children in schools in Paris and Brussels.
The series of figures resulting from their creativity, in all shapes, colours and sizes, represent the EU’s diversity, not only within the European Union, but also far beyond, as citizens of the world. In the context of the European Year for Development, this year’s visual for Europe Day symbolises how united we can be in our diversity and highlights the important role played by the European Union in supporting and funding of Development projects in poorer regions of the world.