Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

EU announces #EU4Running campaign at Astana Marathon

14/09/2018 - 10:24
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ASTANA - The Delegation of the European Union in Kazakhstan has become a corporate partner of the Annual Charity Astana Marathon 2018, and announces the launch of its #EU4Running campaign.

In the framework of # EU4Running campaign, the European Union provided 100 free places for runners willing to take part in the race for 10 km and 42 km. Among the registered participants from the EU team are the staff of the EU Delegation to the Kazakhstan and the embassies of the EU member states, representatives of international organizations, EU projects and partners, students, and residents and guests of the city.

During the sport exhibition, which will be held on 14-15 September in Astana, at the EU corner the participants will receive the Runner's Kit with the EU branded items. Following the marathon results, the best runners among the EU team will be awarded valuable prizes.

Background information

2 February marks the 25th anniversary of EU-Kazakhstan diplomatic relations. During the quarter century cooperation the solid legislative framework was established. The Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between the EU and Kazakhstan was signed on 21 December 2015 in Astana. Since 1 May 2016 the provisional implementation of the main articles of the Agreement has been launched. The Agreement provides significant boost to economic and political ties between the EU and Kazakhstan and also enhance concrete cooperation in 29 key policy areas, including in the sectors of economic and financial cooperation, energy, transport, environment and climate change, employment and social affairs, culture, education and research. During 1991-2014, to support Kazakhstan directly, the EU funded more than 350 projects for the total amount of EUR 180 million, which have been allocated to policy advice and technical assistance to various Ministries, Agencies and Committees of the Government of Kazakhstan.

For further details please contact:

Mr Yerik Ilyasov: +7 705 2868921, yerik.ilyassov@gmail.com   

Ms Elnara Bainazarova, Press and Information Officer of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan: + 7 (7172) 974567, e-mail: elnara.bainazarova@eeas.europa.eu