Europe is our home. We have always lived in it together, sharing a common history, travelling the same roads, sailing the same rivers. Cultures connect us, and propel our desire for a better life.

Every 9 May, we celebrate Europe – the common achievements, visions and values that guide and unite European nations. Goals are also set for a more sustainable, successful, prosperous future.

The celebration of Europe Day in 2024 is marked by the slogan Europe is our home within a campaign that will last from the end of April to mid-June.

More than 20 ambassadors of the European Union Members States in Serbia are participating in the campaign together with citizens of Serbia, sending the message that Europe is our home.

“Serbia belongs to our European family, we belong under the same roof and we support it strongly into its accession because we are always better together. We are gathered on the foundations of common history and heritage. Our values are our pillars, and our roof is the desire to live in peace and prosperity. Europe is our house, Europe is our home and like every home, we must care for it, protect it and constantly work to improve it“ says Emanuele Giaufret, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia.

The central celebration of Europe Day in Belgrade will be organised on 10 May. On this occasion, the “Under the Starry Roof” concert will be held on the Sava Promenade in Gornji Kalemegdan. The jazz orchestra Big Band RTS will perform, together with Vasil Hadžimanov, Bojana Stamenov, Zoe Kida and Marko Louis, presenting a unique program that should not be missed.

The Europe Day concert “Under the Starry Roof” starts at 8:30 p.m. and it is free for all visitors.

Apart from the concert in Belgrade, Europe Day will be celebrated in other cities in Serbia.

In Novi Sad, the European Union will be the main partner of the Agricultural Fair with a dedicated pavilion showcasing EU support to Serbian agricultural sector and opportunities for farmers. EU Member States will also have their own stands at the, where they will present some of the most important agricultural products. In the period from 18  to 23 May, in Hall 1 of the Novi Sad fair, visitors can expect a rich program, inspiring talks and they will have an opportunity to taste numerous products from across the European Union.

The European Union will organise a series of talks with youth from the academic community to discuss the goals for Serbia, and how it can contribute to the development of innovative technologies and creative ideas. Discussions will take place in Nis, Subotica, Kragujevac, Užice, and Novi Pazar, covering topics such as the Growth Plan, digitialisation and innovations, circular economy, cultural heritage, and creative industries that put Serbia on the European cultural map.

Europe Day is celebrated throughout Europe, and Belgrade will be one of the cities that remembers the Schuman Declaration, which set in motion the European idea of ​​community and unity of the continent.

It is the most important holiday of the European Union. It celebrates peace and unity and the ambition to make war between European nations unthinkable, as well as the desire for a better life and a prosperous future together, as Europeans.