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03/05/2007 by: Agathe Djelalian

And the winners are...
On 16 June 2007 in Brussels, the grand jury composed by officials from the Ministries of Education, selected the winners of the Spring Day for Europe 2007 competitions.

Survey: Give us your feedback!
Here is an online evaluation questionnaire. It will provide you with the opportunity to give feedback on Spring Day for Europe 2007, its events and activities. Your opinion matters.  

Birthday celebration in the Hungarian Parliament
On 4 May 2007, Pat Cox, President of the European Movement (an international lobbying association) and former President of the European Parliament, took part in a conference organised by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled "Restart the next 50 years in the EU". He addressed the audience with a speech on the importance of European values for further European integration.  

Great success for the competitions!
Primary and secondary schools put their creativity to the test in the Spring Day for Europe 2007 competitions, which were a great success with a total of 3 603 entries from 24 countries.  

Europe Day in Sweden with Commissionner Wallström
Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for institutional relations and communications, plays an active part in Spring Day for Europe. On 9 May 2007, a few days before the online chat with European pupils, Commissionner Wallström travelled to Sweden (her homeland) to visit a secondary school in Stockholm to celebrate Europe Day.  

50 years later: What does the EU mean to us?
On 15 May 2007, Graham Watson, MEP and Leader of ALDE, together with his team of experts, came to the European Schoolnet office to participate in a chat session with European students.  

Vice President Margot Wallström met European schools in an online chat
On 11 May 2007, Margot Wallström, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, came to the European Schoolnet office to chat with European students.  

Internet Chat with Commissioner Ján Figel'
On 25 April 2007, Ján Figel', Member of the European Commission responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, together with a team of experts, came to the European Schoolnet office to answer pupils’ questions on European citizenship.  

President Dimitriadis answered pupils' questions on the European Economic and Social Committee
On 11 April 2007, Dimitris Dimitriadis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, and a team of experts were welcomed at the EUN office to take part in a Spring Day for Europe chat with pupils. As an online guest of 11 European schools, he answered their questions on the theme "50 years of Europe: The EESC as a bridge between Europe and organised civil society".  

Internet Chat with Michel Delebarre, President of the Committee of the Regions
On 2 April 2007, Michel Delebarre, President of the Committee of the Regions, visited European Schoolnet. He was an online guest of nine European schools and answered their questions on the theme "What future for the Regions and Cities of Europe after 50 years of the European Union?".  

Participate in the Rome Youth Summit via your PC!
A Youth Summit in Rome will take place in parallel with the meeting between Heads of State and Government in Berlin on 24 and 25 March. Youth representatives from all over Europe will discuss their future, first with each other, then with the European Council in Berlin, through a live image transmission. This link will also connect the meeting with the celebrations in Brussels on 24 March, organised by the Belgian authorities.  

Spring Day for Europe Debate at Polhemsgymnasiet, Sweden
In Sweden, the Spring Day for Europe 2007 campaign was launched on 20 March in Gothenburg by Polhemsgymnasiet, an upper secondary school and the Swedish National Agency for School Improvement in the form of a debate in the presence of 150 pupils from Polhemsgymnasiet.  

Get ready for Spring Day 2007!
The Spring Day for Europe 2007 website has just been launched. This year, we will offer you many features including a significant collection of learning material for schools, a series of nice online activities and an interactive educational role play.
It will suit your pupils both in primary and secondary schools. Get ready to celebrate Europe with thousands of pupils and teachers across Europe!  

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome
On 25 March 1957, the Treaties of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) were signed, paving the way for what eventually became the European Union. Fifty years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.  

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