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On Sunday, 5 May 2018, Tbilisi's Rike Park will be transformed into a large celebration, taking all visitors on a journey to the European Union with activities taking place throughout the day for children and adults alike.
Visitors can explore the stands of 20 EU Member States and find out more about how the EU is helping create opportunities for Georgian citizens. Children will find prizes, fairy tale performances and games to play. Parents can enjoy the all-day cultural programme and sample food from diverse European nations, and young and old were invited to take part in a streetball competition, and dance and enjoy evening concerts by 33a and DJ Nicole Set.
Entrance is free, we hope to see you there!
12:00-17:00 Eurovillage (Rike Park)
Meet EU Member States, enjoy cultural events and games, and learn about the European Union!
14:00-14:45 Prime Minister and EU Ambassador tour Member States' tents
15:00-15:30 Opening Ceremony (Rike Park)
12:00-19:00 Street Basketball Competition (Europe Square)
19:00 Concert (Europe Square)
Europe Day is celebrated each year on 9th May, to commemorate the1950 Declaration of Robert Schuman, the French foreign minister at the time. He set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable by asking them to share their coal and steel reserves. This idea was the beginning of what is now the European Union, which today unites 28 countries and 508 million citizens for over 60 years of peace and prosperity.
This year's Europe Day will be held under the motto "Stronger Together" to highlight the strong relations between Georgia and the European Union. 2019 is a double anniversary, marking 10 years of the Eastern Partnership and 5 years since the signature of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.
For more information please visit the event page of Europe Day 2019 on Facebook.