In addition to musical performances, there will also be discussions with interesting guests, as well as activities for children on the day.
The idea of peaceful cooperation in Europe was first publicly introduced on the 9th of May 1950 by the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. And in 1985, EU representatives agreed at their meeting in Milan that the 9th of May would be Europe Day. Since then, all Member States host various festivals and events on this day, with support from the European Parliament.
Celebrations on Střelecký Island
Prague will also take part in the celebrations and prepare an interesting programme to remember this significant date. Music will be the main part of the event. Milan Svoboda & Pražský Big Band will prepare a special performance for this exceptional concert. This modern music band is composed of leading soloists from the Czech jazz scene and they only play their own original compositions, resulting in its distinctive sound. Artists will include the Czech musician and composer Ondřej G. Brzobohatý; the singer and showman Matěj Ruppert; the singer in the Prague electro-pop band Mydy Rabycad Žofie Dařbujánová; the Slovak singer, jazz & blues guru Peter Lipa; and the jazz musician and composer Jiří Stivín, among others. Prago Union, a Prague hip-hop band, will also give an interesting performance, as well as Cirkus Problem, a band inspired by Balkan music, klezmer and brass music, whose performances are always very spectacular and lively.
You can also look forward to moderated discussions with interesting guests such as the European Commissioner Věra Jourová, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček, and the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib. Střelecký Island will also host information stands for Czech and European institutions, EU Member States’ embassies, NGOs and many other guests. The event will also provide interesting games and competitions for all age groups.
For more information, please visit www.15let.eu – the webpage is in Czech.
- 1 – 6pm Accompanying programme for the whole family
- 1 – 6pm Information stands for Czech and European institutions, EU member states’ embassies, NGOs and other guests
- 4 – 5pm ‘Café Europe’ Debate
- 5 – 6pm ‘Café Europe’Debate: 15 years together
- 6 – 7pm Circus Problem
- 7:15 – 8pm Prago Union
- 8:30 – 10pm Milan Svoboda & Pražský Big Band
INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT
09/05/2019 at 1pm
Střelecký Island, Prague