EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah participated in the European Union Open Day

Brussels - 06 May 2016 - EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah participated in the Open Day of the European Institutions organised in Brussels. The event was a great opportunity to present both missions activities to a broad audience. EUPOL COPPS team was accompanied by Lt. Col. Tareq Dawabshah, Director of the International Communication and Liaison Unit of the Palestinian Civil Police and by Mr. Ahmad Hannon, Court of Appeal Chief Prosecutor to answer the numerous questions of the visitors.

Mrs. Natalina Cea, Head of EUBAM Rafah mission, accompanied by EUBAM Rafah team had fruitful exchanges with the EU Open day visitors, informing them on the Mission’s mandate and results achieved. Mrs. Cea conveyed also a quick brief on the Mission’s activities to HR/VP Mrs. Federica Mogherini during her visit to EUBAM’s stand in the afternoon.

This event attracted hundreds of visitors in the European External Action Service premises in the Schuman area, providing them with a broad overview of the EU involvement across the world.

Europe Day, the 9th of May, celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable. Each year thousands of people take part in visits, debates, concerts and other events to mark the day and raise awareness about the EU.