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Despite coming from different origines and cultures, we are all united under the European flag even if the EU in its current constitution does not give the best picture of itself. Many people have a stake in the fact that we are all supposed to live better and better. Many rights and changes have been achieved and, as a result, groups and institutions have been set up. Today we celebrate the Europe day, 63 years after the European Economic Community was created.
Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman declaration‘. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, born in Luxembourg, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.
His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.
What has the EU done for LGBTIQ?
LGBTIQ on an european level
We have come a long way since then and along the way, different organizations were founded to defend the rights of LGBTIQ+ people on an international level: