Europe Day Festival

Thousands of people celebrated Europe Day 2024 on Sunday 12 May 2024 also in Budapest, at the Szabadság Square in the city centre. The Europe Day festival included free concerts, children’s activities and a running race to mark 20 years since Hungary joined the European Union (2004).

The “20 years – 20 km” EU run celebrating Hungary’s 20 years of EU membership also starts from Szabadság Square. Then there were free family and children’s activities, concerts, interactive games, children’s yoga, puppet shows and EU informations. In addition, it was worth visiting the tents of various institutions and organisations. In addition to the EU communication institutions, a number of green, cultural, youth and refugee support organisations had special programmes with interesting games and quizzes with lots of useful information. Our Inclusion4Schools project also had a special tent at the event and raised awareness of the project.  Those who played in at least seven tents could win valuable prizes at the Europe Point tent.