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To celebrate this very significant day in the European calendar, the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific is organising a number of activities and events in Fiji.
International Women’s Association Quiz
The International Women’s Association Quiz (IWA Quiz) hosted by the EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs and his wife Hilary Jacobs on May 1 at their residence kick started the EU Day celebrations in Fiji this year.
Around 50 members of the association attended the event and participated in the fun, entertaining and rewarding quiz about European culture, music, language, geography and food.
Official Europe Day Reception
The European Union Delegation for the Pacific will host a formal reception at the Fiji Museum on May 9 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Invitees include the President of the Republic Fiji, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Chief Justice, ministers, members of Parliament, justices, senior officials, members of the diplomatic crop, representatives of international and regional organisations and of the civil society, media, development partners, Europeans residing in Fiji and representatives of the private sector.
EU-Fiji University Quiz Challenge 2017
The Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific in partnership with the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, University of Fiji and the Pacific Community will host Fiji's first ever university quiz challenge on May 11 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at USP's Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, Laucala Campus. The three universities will be tested on their knowledge on European history, EU-Fiji Cooperation, COP23 and the Oceans Conference. This event is open to the public and entry is free. Trophies, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish first, second and third.
EU Amazing Race
Like in previous years the European Union Delegation for the Pacific will host the popular EU Amazing Race for children between 12 and 15 years at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus on May 12 from 9:00am to 1:00 pm.
Ten teams of five will explore USP campus in a quest of 12 pit-stops. At each pit-stop they will be asked questions about Fiji the EU to gain hint for finding the next pit-stop.
Trophies, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish first, second and third.
The European Union in the Pacific Facebook and @EUPacific Twitter pages will be providing updates from the EU Day activities on a regular basis.
The official hashtags for Europe Day 2017 is #EuropeDay2017
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Mohammed Nazeem KASIM, EU Press Officer