Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Europe Day celebrations were launched on 11 May in Armenia and will culminate on 2 June in Yerevan

Yerevan, 01/06/2018 - 13:21, UNIQUE ID: 180601_14
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Europe Day celebrations were launched on 11 May in Armenia and will culminate on 2 June in Yerevan

The European Union Delegation to Armenia invites media representatives to attend the latest event among the series of similar events dedicated to Europe Day* celebration. 

This year the Europe Day celebrations were held in 6 cities of Armenia and will culminate in Yerevan.  The Europe Day Bike Ride will launch the open air festival in Yerevan.  150-200 cyclists will participate in the ride. The bike ride will start from Northern Avenue (from the neighbouring territory of the Abovyan Street) at 13:00 on June 2. The registartion for participants and media representatives will start at 12:00.

Bike ride details are available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/914480735420901/.

The open air fair and concert will start at 17:00 in the Northern Avenue (between the Pushkin and Teryan streets) on June 2.  

The press briefing of the EU Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski will take place following the Fair's opening ceremony. Registration of journalists for the press briefing will start at 16:45.

This year the Europe Day celebrations took place in 6 Armenian cities. It started in Ijevan on 12 May and continued in Hrazdan on 13 May. Vanadzor hosted the Europe Day celebrations on 19 May and Gyumri on 20 May, Kapan on 26 May and Yeghegnadzor was celebrating on 27 May.

Each year, Europe Day celebrations have different messages.  This year Europe Day celebrations are held under the motto "Europe is here".  And for the first time in the history of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia the EU Delegation has come up with a musical contest which has resulted in to the anthem of "Europe is here". Seven young people living in different marzes of Armenia, pupils of local music schools, perform the Anthem.  The initiative brought together very talented young people who will perform in Yerevan, too.

The annual Europe Day celebrations include informational events during which the EU-Armenia cooperation and partnership as well as diversity of European culture are presented. The information fair includes presentation and demonstration by the EU-funded projects and initiatives; these are the projects that aim to ensure balanced development of all the regions of Armenia in many areas: human rights, agriculture, culture, education, tourism, business support, civil society, migration, youth. Visitors will have opportunity to walk around and get acquainted with these projects, participate in cultural activities, various competitions, to get Europe Day branded gifts and souvenirs, to enjoy dance and music, and to taste delicious European cookies.  

The open air concert will culminate the celebrations. The artists from Armenia and France will perform. The main guests of the evening are popular Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan and French famous VJ Zyper.

Entrance is free for all public events.

Below is the Yerevan event agenda and location map.

File europeday_agenda_02.06.18_eng.docx

Final map
Final map

For the details about the Europe Day events hold from 11 May to 02 June events visit:

https://www.facebook.com/eudelegationtoarmenia

For media inquiries please contact Liana Khachatryan: +374 77789659  or at liana.khachatryan@publicis.am

 

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*On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, necessary for peaceful relations and development.  Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and neighbours. 

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