“Our Europe stands for togetherness and solidarity across borders, also and especially in times of global crisis” – that’s the message of European city leaders for Europe Day on 9 May 2020. In a joint video message, mayors of 14 European cities call for solidarity and emphasise the role of cities which are working together and helping each other.
To celebrate Europe Day, the cities, all members of the network EUROCITIES, sing together the European anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’ from Ludwig van Beethoven and Friedrich Schiller. Singers from each city join from home, due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, and form a European choir.
The cities participating are: Bologna, Bonn, Braga, Budapest, Edinburgh, Espoo, Florence, Ghent, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Leuven, Nicosia, Pau, Pesaro, Stuttgart, Tampere, Valladolid, Vienna