Europe House opened its doors for Europe Day 2023

On Europe Day 9 May, we were proud to host over 100 students from various schools in the UK for a day of EU-themed activities at Europe House, which ended with a concert of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra at St John Smith Square.

On 9 May 2023, we were delighted to open our doors to welcome 120 students from different schools all across the UK for a day full of EU-themed activities at Europe House. The students had a tour of Europe House, including an exclusive talk and photo opportunity on our rooftop overlooking some of London's most famous landmarks. The had presentations and discussions about what the European Parliament does and how it works, learned more about EU-UK relations, took part in teams a Euro Quiz and got to taste European delicacies prepared just for the occasion by London-based chefs, under the guidance of the insipring young creators of La Scarpetta Supper Club. The day ended with a concert of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, organised by the EU Delegation in the UK, with a vibrant opening speech from 17 year-old Ri, one of our proud European Parliament Ambassador students.

As Europe Day is always a good excuse for more EU-related activities, the week went on with a very special event on 11 May, when former Tony Blair spokesperson Alastair Campbell gave the 2023 Julian Priestley Memorial Lecture at Europe House. The speech, titled “What one generation does, so the next can undo”, was listened to by a full house, and got talked about at length in the media afterwards.