Contemporary history of Europe

European Youth: Values, Identity, Culture’

25 October 2022 to 29 October 2022

European Youth: Values, Identity, Culture’

Robert Schuman making his declaration in the Salon de l'Horloge in the French Foreign Ministry building at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris on 9 May 1950. © European Union, 2020.

From 25 to 29 October 2022, the Lycée Hubert Clément Esch-sur-Alzette and its partners, including Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg, are organising the event entitled ‘European Youth: Values, Identity, Culture’, with the participation of students, teachers and trainers from 17 schools and colleges from around Luxembourg and Europe.

The students will engage with fundamental European values in a creative, artistic and multicultural manner. There will be five workshops (poetry slam, graffiti, Hip Hop, dance, improv theatre), each of which will focus on one particular value. These various collaborative activities will encourage the students to thoroughly engage with the the concept and principles of European-values, and to voice their ideas and visions in various artistic ways.

72 years after the Schuman Declaration – and in this “European Year of Youth” - it is as important as never before to deal with the fundamental ideas and values of Europe, to emphasise the importance of Europe and to avoid an attitude that takes an intact European Union for granted.

On this occasion, Europe Direct at the University of Luxembourg: will organize at the Lycée Hubert Clément Esch-sur-Alzette the exhibition  “The Schuman Declaration, 9 May 1950” (Published by the Archives Unit of the European Parliament, and having as curator the Directorate of Libraries and Knowledge Tools (Directorate General of Parliamentary Research Services).

Information about the project

The project at a glance


Exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (Version with French subtitles)

Europeana Exhibition

70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, 9 May 1950

Historical Archives Website

At the same time, Europe Direct provided the library of the Lycée Hubert Clément, as well as the participants to the event with a comprehensive and multilingual collection of publication and sources about the past present and future of the European Union, about its principle and values, as well as about the role of Luxembourg in the European integration process.