Europe Day launches in Georgia on 8 May in Rike Park (06/05/2016)

The Delegation of the European Union and the embassies of its Member States to Georgia in conjunction with the Tbilisi Mayor's office are proud to hold a public celebration of Europe Day on Sunday 8 May in Rike Park. Celebrations will feature a Eurovillage with fun and games in the daytime and public live concert of Georgian and European stars.   Citizens of Georgia are invited to attend the Europe Day and connect with the European Union!

Europe Day in Rike Park will kick-off at12:00 with a Eurovillage, which will feature informative and fun events for the whole family.  EU countries will showcase their traditions and activities in Georgia, and a food court will offer a taste of European cuisine.  All during the day, there will be cultural performances on stage, with games and prizes for children.  Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia and Ambassadors of European Union Member States will address the visitors of the Eurovillage at 15:00.  Activities will run until 18:00. 

The programme in Rike Park will continue with a free evening concert from 19:00-21:30, featuring Sukhishvilebi National Ballet, Georgian Eurovision stars Nino Sublatti and Eldrine, rock-band Niutone and Italian tenor Piero Mazzocchetti, who comes to Georgia just for this event and who together with Georgian soprano Irina Taboridze will close the day in style.  Join us and celebrate!

Europe Day in Rike Park officially opens the European Days in Georgia, which run from 8-24 May, and feature a host of events all over the country that people can get involved in.  For more information about Europe Day in Rike Park and European Days, visit us at http://www.europedays.ge or on Facebook europeanunioningeorgia. 

Europe Day and the European Days are held to celebrate May 9th 1950 when Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the EU, made a speech outlining a vision to unite separate European states into a single community.  Initially conceived as a peace project among six European countries, over 50 years later it has grown to 28 different member countries working closer than ever, united in their diversity.

Press contact:
Tamar Mikadze, Press and Information Officer, the Delegation of the European Union in Georgia, cell: 599533031, e-mail: Tamriko.MIKADZE@eeas.europa.eu
Maia Mikashavidze, Media Relations, Let’s Meet Europe, cell: 599 589704,
e-mail: maia.mikashavidze@gmail.com