“Reaching out youth”- EU Ambassadors talk about Europe at universities in Vietnam (17/05/2011)

HCMC                                         
University of Social Sciences and Humanity
9.30am, 17 May
10 – 12 Dinh Tien Hoang

Can Tho
Can Tho University
9.30am, 18 May
3/2 Ninh Kieu District

As the celebration of Europe Day, Ambassador – Head of the European Union Sean Doyle will be joined by other colleagues from EU Member States embassies to talk about the European Union at the University of Social Sciences and Humanity in HCMC and the Can Tho University.

2011 marks the 61th anniversary of the “Schuman Declaration” which is considered to be the beginning of the European Union now.  After 6 decades of unprecedented success, the Union of 27 Member States now unites in the continent in peace and ensures a level of prosperity and stability previously unknown in the history of Europe.   During that time, the Union has emerged as a global trading power and an influential factor in international politics. It also has an international reputation for advocating a viable future for our planet, through sustainable development, environmental and climate protection as well as financial solidarity.

During the informal talks, the Ambassadors will show what this milestone means to the European citizens in their daily life and beyond. The Ambassadors will also provide their personal impressions on the depth and breadth of EU-VN relations in all areas.