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Florence, Italy: Festival D'Europa 2013

Florence, Italy holds a high distinction in the European Union as not only being one of the most historically relevant, but also artistically, culturally, and geographically relevant cities in Europe, as well. That’s why, this year, the Festival D'Europa is returning to Florence.

The Festival D' Europa 2013 is a week-long festival that will include over 100 cultural events throughout the region that promote a united and communicative European Union and members. The event will be held at a number of locations like museums, libraries, universities, theaters, and palazzos.

Festival D'Europa events will begin on Tuesday May 7th, 2013 and conclude on Sunday May 12th, 2013. All are encouraged to participate in this cultural summit, which will highlight specific themes like youth, democracy, and economy to name a few.

Festival D'Europa's official site explains the event as:

"Festival Of Europe returns to Florence, an occasion to reflect on future Europe, a laboratory of communication between the European Union and its citizens and a display of the Union’s activities and its member states. The event proposes to highlight the "European calling" of the Tuscany region and its capital, which will become again the capital of the old continent for five days. In the city squares, cultural centres, theatres and schools, the cultural events, exhibitions, performances, educational and scientific initiatives and gatherings inflected according to the keywords of the European year – citizenship, participation, work, youth, culture, peace, democracy, future, will come to life.

A true and real encounter with Europe and its establishing values; an occasion to share a mindful European citizenship in order to promote it."

We would like to hear your thoughts about this event and any in the past, in our comment section below.  We welcome your thoughts, experiences, and opinions about the festival.

Have you been to the Festival D'Europa in previous years? How about other cultural summits, similar to this one? Do the goals and initiatives of the festival interest you? Let us know.

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