Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic

First EU Village took place in Kyrgyzstan

04/06/2018 - 07:14
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The Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic jointly with Embassies of the EU Member States held a first ever EU Village in Kyrgyzstan on 26 May.

The event took place in Kyrgyz capital, city of Bishkek, with participation of 11 EU funded projects and 11 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Sweden.

The village was attended by approximately 2500 visitors who had a unique chance to learn about the culture, history and traditions of the EU Member States. They could visit national pavilions of participating EU Member States where they were offered traditional food and drinks, information materials, souvenirs and gifts. Also they could take part in  quizzes about the history, geography and traditions of the EU Member States.

In addition, the exhibition of 11 EU funded projects took place within the Village. Visitors could learn about the EU activities in Kyrgyzstan, ask questions and participate in interactive games. Besides, the exhibition of children's drawings about the European Union took place alongside the Village.

The event was accompanied by performances of local street artists, and theaters as well as performances of invited Austrian acrobats. The event was closed by a concert with participation of guest Estonian and Slovenian performers as well as famous local singers.

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