On March 25, 1957 six countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg and the Netherlands) signed a document that became the foundation of today’s European Union. The founding countries pledged to align their economic policies to establish a common market. The Treaty of Rome launched the European Economic Community (EEC), whose aim was to support harmonious economic development, continuous and balanced expansion, increased stability and improved living standards of citizens.
Articles 118 and 128 specified that the European Commission will promote the cooperation of European countries in the development of vocational education and training. The Economic and Social Committee, established under the treaty, later proposed setting up the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).
As a part of these anniversary celebrations, many events are being organised. For more information.