Arqus Alliance celebrates Europe Day

On The May 9, 2021

9th May is the Day of Europe, a day to celebrate the European Union and that, once upon a time, 71 years ago, Robert Schuman, the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs at that time, gave a speech that would mean the beginning of Europe as we know it today.

To celebrate such an important date, and as culmination of the Arqus Academy Week hosted by Vilnius University (VU) during this week, a special socially-distanced performance has been realised by the art collectives at VU and their artistic directors, in collaboration with the VU organist Dr Vidas Pinkevičius. The VU’s wind band Oktava under the direction of Albinas Kučinskas and the folk ensemble Ratilio directed by Milda Ričkutė play in this video the anthem of the European Union to extend the Europe Day greetings from VU and from Arqus, to the world.

On behalf of the Arqus European University Alliance, and as hosts of the Arqus Academy Week, the VU’s collectives and their artistic directors hope that this greeting will bring all members of Arqus communities even closer together in their pursuit of the ultimate goal of mutual cooperation and extend this hope for a truly European fraternity to all other universities and European University Alliances.