The Statue of Europe (also referred to as Unity in Peace) is a sculpture symbolizing peace through European integration,demonstrating the motto of the European Union (EU), United in Diversity. It is located in the garden of Convent Van Maerlant , the library of the European Commission. It was dedicated in 2003. The statue was manufactured, modeled, polished, and painted by visually impaired children under the supervision of by French artist Bernard Romain. The differently colored arms symbolize the culturally diverse peoples of Europe, collectively lifting a sphere reminiscent of the EU flag, surmounted by the dove of peace.