The Digital European Symphony 2020

ICID Albania & CIT

Following its annual tradition, the Institute of Collaboration for Integration and Development (ICID), in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT) is organizing the European Digital Week.

  • Austria

    Austrian National anthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome - Land of mountains, land by the river
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Austria became a member of the European Union on 1 January 1995.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Nikolaus Marschik
  • Belgium
    Austrian National anthem: La Brabançonne - “The Song of Brabant”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Belgium has been a member of EU since 1 January 1958. Belgium became one of the six founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 and of the European Atomic Energy Community and European Economic Community, established in 1957. The latter has now become the European Union, for which Belgium hosts major administrations and institutions, including the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the extraordinary and committee sessions of the European Parliament. Ambassador in EU:
    Didier Reynders
  • Bulgaria

    Bulgarian National anthem: “Мила Родино” - “Dear Motherland”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Bulgaria signed the European Union Treaty of Accession on 25 April 2005, and became a full member of the European Union on 1 January 2007.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Dimiter Tzantchev
  • Croatia

    Cyprian National anthem: Lijepa nasa domovino - “Our Beautiful Homeland"
    History of becoming member of EU:
    On 29 October 2001, Croatia signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union, submitted a formal application for the EU membership in 2003, was given the status of candidate country in 2004, and began accession negotiations in 2005. Croatia completed EU accession negotiations in 2011 and joined the European Union on 1 July 2013.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Irena Andrassy
  • Cyprus

    Cyprian National anthem: Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Ἐλευθερίαν “ - “Hymn to Liberty”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    The Republic of Cyprus joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the Eurozone.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Nicholas Emiliou
  • Czechia

    National anthem: “Kde domov můj” - “Where my home is”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    The Czech Republic joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 21 December 2007 the Czech Republic joined the Schengen Area.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Jana Hybášková
  • Denmark

    National anthem: Der er et yndigt land - “There is a lovely country”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    In 1973, along with Britain and Ireland, Denmark joined the European Economic Community (now the European Union) after a public referendum.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Jonas Bering Liisberg
  • Estonia

    National anthem: Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm - “My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Estonia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. In 2007, Estonia joined the Schengen Area, and in 2011 the Eurozone.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Rein Tammsaar
  • Finland

    National anthem: Maamme - “Our Land”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Finland joined the European Union in 1995, and the Eurozone in 1999.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Marja Rislakki
  • France

    National anthem: La Marseillaise (The Marseillaise)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    In the late 20th and early 21st centuries France has been at the forefront of the development of a supranational European Union, notably by signing the Maastricht Treaty (which created the European Union) in 1992, establishing the Eurozone in 1999, and signing the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.France is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone and it has been a member since 1 January 1958.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Pierre Vimont
  • Germany

    National anthem: Deutschlandlied (Song of Germany)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Germany signed the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 and the Lisbon Treaty in 2007, and co-founded the Eurozone. Germany has been a member of European Union since 1 January 1958.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Michael Clauss
  • Greece

    National anthem: Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Ἐλευθερίαν (Hymn to Liberty)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Greece has been a member of European Union since 1 January 1981. Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Stavros Lambrinidis
  • Hungary

    National anthem:Himnusz (Anthem)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Tibor Stelbaczky
  • Ireland

    National anthem:Amhrán na bhFiann (The Soldier's Song)
    Ambassador in EU:
    Tom Hanney
  • Italy

    National anthem:Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of Italians)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    In 1957, Italy was a founding member of the European Economic Community (EEC), which became the European Union (EU) in 1993. Alcide De Gasperi was first republican Prime Minister of Italy and one of the Founding Fathers of the European Union. With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the third-most populous member state of the European Union.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Maurizio Massari
  • Latvia

    National anthem:Dievs, svētī Latviju! (God Bless Latvia!)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Latvia became a member of the European Union in 1 May 2004 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007. Latvia is one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Valdis Dombrovskis
  • Lithuania

    National anthem:Tautiška giesmė (The National Hymn)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Lithuania is a member of the European Union. On 1 May 2004, it became a fully-fledged member of the European Union, and a member of the Schengen Agreement on 21 December 2007. During the second half of 2013, Lithuania assumed the role of the presidency of the European Union. Lithuania's accession to the European Union in 2004 ushered in a new agricultural era.
    Vygaudas Ušackas
  • Luxembourg

    National anthem:Ons Heemecht “OUR HOMELAND”
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Luxembourg is a founding member of the European Union in 1993. Luxembourg is the site of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Auditors, the Statistical Office of the European Communities ("Eurostat") and other vital EU organs. The Secretariat of the European Parliament is located in Luxembourg, but the Parliament usually meets in Brussels and sometimes in Strasbourg.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Georges Friden
  • Malta

    National anthem:L-Innu Malti (The Maltese Anthem)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    On 16 July 1990, Malta, through its foreign minister, Guido de Marco, applied to join the European Union. After tough negotiations, a referendum was held on 8 March 2003, which resulted in a favorable vote. General Elections held on 12 April 2003, gave a clear mandate to the Prime Minister, Eddie Fenech Adami, to sign the treaty of accession to the European Union on 16 April 2003 in Athens, Greece. Malta joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Following the European Council of 21–22 June 2007, Malta joined the Eurozone on 1 January 2008.
    Ambassador in EU:
    H.E. Joseph A.Filetti
  • Netherlands

    National anthem:Wilhelmus van Nassouwe (The William)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    The Netherlands was one of the founding members of the Benelux, the NATO, Euratom and the European Coal and Steel Community, which would evolve into the EEC (Common Market) and later the European Union.The Netherlands has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1958.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Robert de Groot
  • Poland

    National anthem:Mazurek Dąbrowskiego (Poland Is Not Yet Lost)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Poland joined the Schengen Area in 2007, as a result of which, the country's borders with other member states of the European Union have been dismantled, allowing for full freedom of movement within most of the EU. Poland is the fifth most populous member state of the European Union and has a grand total of 52 representatives in the European Parliament as of 2020.Since joining the union in 1 May 2004, successive Polish governments have pursued policies to extend the country's role in European and international affairs.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Andrzej Sadoś
  • Portugal

    National anthem:A Portuguesa (The Portuguese)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    In 1986, Portugal joined the European Economic Community (EEC) that later became the European Union (EU). On July 5, 2004, José Manuel Barroso, then Prime Minister of Portugal, was nominated President of the European Commission, the most powerful office in the European Union. Portugal has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1986.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Nuno Brito
  • Romania

    National anthem:Deșteaptă-te, române! (Awaken, Romanian!)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    After the end of the Cold War, Romania developed closer ties with Western Europe and the United States, eventually joining NATO in 2004, and hosting the 2008 summit in Bucharest.The country applied in June 1993 for membership in the European Union and became an Associated State of the EU in 1995, an Acceding Country in 2004, and a full member on 1 January 2007
    Ambassador in EU:
    Luminiţa Teodora Odobescu
  • Slovakia

    National anthem:Nad Tatrou sa blýska (Lightning Over the Tatras)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    The country joined the European Union on 1 May 2004 and joined the Eurozone on 1 January 2009. On 1 January 2009, Slovakia adopted the Euro as its national currency. Slovakia is also a member of the Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD, the WTO, CERN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Visegrád Group. As part of Eurozone, Slovak legal tender is the euro, the world's 2nd-most-traded currency.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Peter Javorčík
  • Slovenia

    National anthem:Zdravljica (A Toast)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    One of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is now a parliamentary republic and member nation of the European Union, United Nations, and NATO. Slovenia joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. Slovenia has one Commissioner in the European Commission, and seven Slovene parliamentarians were elected to the European Parliament at elections on 13 June 2004. In 2004 Slovenia also joined NATO. Slovenia subsequently succeeded in meeting the Maastricht criteria and joined the Eurozone (the first transition country to do so) on 1 January 2007. It was the first post-Communist country to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, for the first six months of 2008. On 21 July 2010, it became a member of the OECD.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Iztok Jarc
  • Spain

    National anthem:Marcha Real (Royal March)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Spain joined the European Union, experiencing a cultural renaissance and steady economic growth until the beginning of the 21st century, that started a new globalised world with economic and ecological challenges. In 1986 Spain joined the European Economic Community, which later became the European Union. Spain has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1986.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Pablo GARCÍA-BERDOY
  • Sweden

    National anthem:Du gamla, du fria (Thou ancient, Thou free)
    History of becoming member of EU:
    Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union. Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995. In a 2003 referendum the Swedish electorate voted against the country joining the Euro currency. Sweden held the chair of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2009. Since 1995 Sweden has been a member of the European Union, and as a consequence of a new world security situation the country's foreign policy doctrine has been partly modified, with Sweden playing a more active role in European security co-operation.
    Ambassador in EU:
    Lars Danielsson