Make Europe local!

Only if Europe is part of our everyday lives can the abstract idea be transformed into a concrete project we all help carry. A democratic Europe starts with Europe being experienced and lived locally.

But what does that really mean? Under the slogan “Make Europe local!” we’re collecting and promoting ideas for embedding Europe in every region.

The Colours of Europe Award for local communities with less than 50,000 inhabitants

The Colours of Europe Award 2020 will start in spring 2020 and will be awarded at a festive ceremony on Europe Day on 9 May. For further information visit

“Europe is delicious” – a week of European gastronomy

We are planning nationwide Culinary European Weeks for autumn 2020. Various gastronomic establishments in the country can take part and set an example for a diverse Europe. Details will be presented on 9 May 2020 on Europe Day. Visit for further information.