European May, all events in Ravenna and other municipalities in the province

Every year in May, the month of Europe is celebrated, and the date of May 9 in particular symbolizes its birth, which is why it is called Europe Day. The date actually marks the anniversary of the historic “declaration” of 1950, in which the then French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, presented a proposal for the creation of an organized Europe, which is necessary to maintain peaceful relations between the states that made it up. The proposal is considered the birth certificate of what is now the European Union.

The European May in Ravenna and its surroundings is an information, discussion and meeting for citizens interested in understanding European history and current events promoted by the Center Europe Direct Romagna, the program shows the involvement and coordination between the many public and private entities of Romagna. around European themes.

Throughout the month, there will be a series of theater performances, exhibitions, moments of in-depth analysis, but also aggregations and celebrations, from designs for the little ones to technical conferences. Special attention will be paid to the issue of climate change and European elections on June 8 and 9. The PodDARE and Radio Social Coast platforms will also offer two podcast sections dedicated to the European vote and European values.

During the month of May, central via Zirardini will become an information project about the European elections: “Inform yourself, reflect, express yourself and #useyourvote”. First meeting in the theater, Friday, 

A 2024 festival is planned in collaboration with Polis Teatro Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m, at the Rasi Theatre, the ErosAntEros play “On the Difficulty of Telling the Truth”, based on Brecht’s work and followed again at the Rasi Theatre, the dialogue “Disinformation and democratic risk a month after the European vote”, between A . Theater festival Inside Polis 2024.

Friday May 17, as part of the project Festival of Cultures 2024 and Ravenna welcomes talents, the theatrical performance “Altro Mondo – Piccole Storie di Cambiamento” will take place again at 21:00 at the Rasi Theater. The public writes, dreams, shares”, curated by Mulino ad Arte, which deals with the topic of migration and climate change.

Climate change, one year after the floods in Romagna, is at the center of various initiatives:

Tuesday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. the conference “Bassa Romagna calls Europe” is held in the Rocca Estense hall in Lugo. The role of the European Union in coordinating the response to the climate crisis”, published by the Service for Europe and Strategic Planning of the Union of Municipalities of Lower Romagna. Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in Piazza San Francesco, Ravenna, thanksgiving ceremony “European solidarity during the floods in Romagna” to the countries that provided aid, organized by the Province of Ravenna. On the same day at 17:30 there will be a photographic exhibition “CLIMA, local climate changes” by F. De Marc and G. Cerè, curators of the association Fotoart, la Lumaca and Ceas Ravenna, Municipality of Ravenna. Visit until June 1.

During the month, moments of grouping and involvement of young people and adults are planned.

Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m., on Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II in Cotignola, the XVII. Grand Prix of pedal cars (VAP) “Cotignola Europa”. The most fun, creative, ecological and European VAP race in Romagna organized by the municipality of Cotignola with the cycling club Cotignolese, Acropolis, Podisti Cotignola, IC Don Stefano Casadio.

friday 10 in the hall of Palazzo Vecchio in Bagnacavallo, the film New World by A. Negrina (2014), curated by the city of Bagnacavallo and Filmeeting APS, will be screened at 21:00, as part of the European Vision series.

From May 17 to 19 the University of Bologna campus in Forlì will host the “European Youth Action 2024” with thousands of young people from all over Europe in more than 200 workshops, laboratories, artistic activities, debates, meetings and sports tournaments proposed by 150 youth organizations. , from the University of Bologna and European institutions. Organized by Punto Europa from Forlì with the support of the European Parliament

From May 23 to 24 in the Cavalcoli Hall of the Chamber of Commerce of Ferrara and Ravenna and in the Port of Ravenna, the “Adria Maritime Transport Summit”, General States of Ports and Logistics of the Northeast will take place. An event to explore the “Ravenna Port Hub: Infrastructural Works” project supported by the European Union, organized by the Central and Northern Adriatic Port System Administration with ClickUtilityTeam


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