The 2014 edition of Neighbours' Day was placed under the patronage of Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council.
"I believe in the importance of bringing the citizens of Europe closer together. Getting to know the people who live next door is a very good start. Therefore I am happy to lend my patronage to the Neighbours Day 2014. I fully support its objective to develop a network of partners willing to promote a 'better living together'. I hope that this year's Neighbours Day events shall enhance people's interest in contributing to a society founded on common values, such as solidarity, tolerance, mutual respect and the fight against discrimination. Europe begins next door!"
Herman Van Rompuy - President of the European Council