European Cooperation Day

21 Sep 2020

Title European Cooperation Day
Date 21 Sep 2020 0:00 - 21 Sep 2020 0:00
Organiser Engaged people working in European cooperation

In September of every year, people working in Interreg projects all across Europe organise events for citizens in order to commemorate the benefits of cooperation: film festivals, concerts, running races, local markets, gastronomic fairs… and more! We commemorate the European Cooperation Day (also known as “EC Day”) on 21 September every year, but events take place also earlier and later.

But why do we celebrate cooperation? Europe is a mix of cultures and economies that need to understand each other in order to reach their maximum potential. For this reason, the European Union (EU) encourages cooperation, for example through funding projects involving regions all over Europe and neighboring countries. They have helped increase cultural understanding and overcome economic disparities throughout territories. Don’t you think this is a good reason to celebrate? With the “European Cooperation Day” campaign we would like to remind citizens that many good things come out when we join forces.

In the past editions, people cycled together, sang together, ate together, and in general had a wonderful time in each other’s company in hundreds of events organised by EU cooperation programmes in over 30 countries. Get active now and set up an event where you are based!

EC Day is a campaign run by INTERACT and you get promotion support in the form of a slogan, a video, EU quizzes and visual materials such as a logo and a poster template.  It is important for good promotion that you add your event to the EC Day map.