9 May – The Europe Day

The Europe Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe.

Traditionnaly, the City of Clermont-Ferrand and the Pole of the International Relations Of Clermont-Ferrand celebrate the Europe Day.
Each year, to celebrate this day, a particular theme is chosen by the European Commission (in 2013 : the theme was the active citizenship). A program in partnership with numerous associations and organisations of the city, work towards promoting Europe, presenting projects and realizations, with the implication of the young people and the adults of Clermont-Ferrand and around.. This day offers an exceptional opportunity to know more about the work of the European countries through dialogues, meetings or animations, etc.
In everyday life, the European Union encourages and finances different programs that bring european citizens together and encourage them to participate actively in the construction and in the flowering ofEurope. For example, our region enjoys eight programs and benefits from a financing of several hundred million euros.

International Francophonie Day in the twin cities
Every year, the Mission for the International Relations (MRI) invites its twin and partner cities to participate to the International Francophonie Day.
Since 1990, the French speakers of all the continents celebrate every March 20th the International Francophonie Day. It is a day dedicated to the French language which gathers more than 890 million men and women in 78 states and governments of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF). The date of March 20th was retained in commemoration of the signature, in 1970 in Niamey (Niger), the convention concerning the creation of the OIF. During this day, all the French speakers around the world have the opportunity to assert their solidarity and their desire to live together, with their differences and their diversity by sharing universal values.