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5Oct
European Heritage Days 2017 in Armenia
European Heritage Days 2017 in Armenia

On 30 September the Head of EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, the Armenian Minister of Culture, Armen Amiryan, and the Armenian Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan officially launched European Heritage Days 2017 in Armenia. The official opening ceremony was held in Lori marz at the "Sochut Dendropark" and "Lori...

1Jun
Europe Day 2017 – EU and Armenia for Peace and Unity
Europe Day 2017 – EU and Armenia for Peace and Unity

On 27 May the Europe Day celebrations reached their final stop: Northern Avenue, Yerevan. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, welcomed the Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan, to launch the final celebrations.

26May
Europe Day Celebrations in Southern Armenia
Europe Day Celebrations in Southern Armenia

Southern Armenia has hosted Europe Day events, with the EU Delegation stopping for celebrations in Kapan and Goris (Syunik marz), and Yeghegnadzor (Vayots Dzor marz).

18May
First Stop of Europe Day Regional Celebrations
First Stop of Europe Day Regional Celebrations

Europe Day celebrations reached the Armenian marzes after having been officially launched in Yerevan. The first stop of regional celebrations were in Gyumri (Shirak marz), Vanadzor (Lori marz), and Dilijan (Tavush marz).

15May
Europe Day Celebrations Begin
Europe Day Celebrations Begin

Every year, on 9 May, Europe celebrates Europe Day: the celebration of peace and unity. 9 May marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman decleration' and EU institutions celebrate by opening their doors to the public in early May in Brussels and Strasbourg. Local EU offices in Europe and all over the world organise a variety of events, giving...

12Apr
Cultural Evening Dedicated to 7 April
Cultural Evening Dedicated to 7 April

On 7 April the EU Delegation to Armenia invited everyone to a cultural evening to celebrate Motherhood and Beauty Day within the framework of the global #BeBoldForChange campaign. The evening started with a photo exhibition by the EU-funded projects dedicated to women beneficiaries. Guests had a chance to learn about the projects being implemented ...

3Oct
European Heritage Days – formed tradition in Armenia
European Heritage Days – formed tradition in Armenia

On 24 September the Armenian Ministry of Culture, launched European Heritage Days in Armenia with a press conference and cultural programme at the Metsamor

19Sep
Young Armenian journalists united by the EU
Young Armenian journalists united by the EU

Christine from Armavir, Milena from Yerevan, Lida from Kotayk, Sofya from Vayots Dzor, Armine from Tavush, and many other youngsters living in the same country would probably never have met each other if not for the EU

20Jul
Dilijan Orran opens its doors
Dilijan Orran opens its doors

"Dilijan Orran", an Armenian cultural, art and culinary centre, opened its doors on 15 July. The centre was established by the EU-funded "Further development and sustainability of tourism contribution to poverty alleviation

8Jun
Europe Day 2016 – another page in EU-Armenia cooperation history
Europe Day 2016 – another page in EU-Armenia cooperation history

On 9 May 1950 the first move towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union was made. 35 years later, it was decided to celebrate 9 May as Europe Day during the Milan Summit

8Jun
Europe Day 2016 concert for Armenian children
Europe Day 2016 concert for Armenian children

More than 500 pupils from music schools in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Ashtarak, Abovyan, Sevan, Artashat and Yerevan were invited to a Europe Day classical concert with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.

27May
Europe Day 2016. Art unites people and has no boundaries.
Europe Day 2016. Art unites people and has no boundaries.

Street art travels the globe, leaving positive and beautiful marks in cities all over Europe. Enter the exciting world of street art and discover one of the most trending art movements

24May
Europe Day hits the road in Armenia
Europe Day hits the road in Armenia

This year's Europe Day 2016 celebrations in Armenia have taken place in five marzes and will culminate in Yerevan on 5 June.

24May
Europe Day 2016: Sharing the language of dance
Europe Day 2016: Sharing the language of dance

“Move to the rhythm of Europe! If you have a passion for music and a talent for rhythm

18May
Vanadzor and Gyumri host Europe Day
Vanadzor and Gyumri host Europe Day

Every year, Europe Day marks the anniversary of the historic signing of the Schuman Declaration. Europe celebrates this day of peace and unity with other countries.

7Dec
New EU-supported cultural programme
New EU-supported cultural programme

On 4 December 2015 the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Culture and Creativity Programme, supported by the European Union in Armenia

25May
Europe Day Info Week 2015 marked with a Fair and a Concert
Europe Day Info Week 2015 marked with a Fair and a Concert

Sunday, 24 May - the closing day of the information week - was full of events, fun and surprises.

25May
From Workshops to Overnight Performance
From Workshops to Overnight Performance

A music visualisation workshop took place on 23 May 2015 at TUMO centre in Yerevan in the framework of the Europe Day Information Week.

22May
Recycled Art
Recycled Art

talian artist Fabio Zanino visited Armenia to feature in the Europe Day celebrations in 2015 and to share his experience with Armenians.

21May
Revealing the secrets of the European music industry
Revealing the secrets of the European music industry

The EU Delegation to Armenia has a history of inviting interesting guests to Armenia to give masterclasses in conjunction with Europe Day celebrations.

19May
Photo exhibition to celebrate EU-Armenia cooperation
Photo exhibition to celebrate EU-Armenia cooperation

All the photographers who participated in the workshops received certificates from Ambassador Hristea.

24Mar
EU supports tourist packages in Black Sea Basin countries
EU supports tourist packages in Black Sea Basin countries

A unique tourist package has been developed as part of the project including up to ten rural tourism-related itineraries.

13Nov
Confidence building. Armenia and Turkey
Confidence building. Armenia and Turkey

The “Armenia-Turkey Start-up Weekend” kicked off on 7 November. The event was organised within the scope of the “Exchange of Entrepreneurs” project, designed to bring together entrepreneurs from Armenia and Turkey. The event was organised by the Public Journalism Club and Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (Tepav). Ussal Sahbaz, the TEPAV Mana...

12Nov
An intercultural corridor is opening
An intercultural corridor is opening

On 7 November partner companies from Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Greece announced the official opening of the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor. This corridor is a 3,000 kilometre-long tourist trail that stretches from Thessalonica to Meghri. The project is being carried out by the Armenian Monuments Awareness Project (AMAP) human development NGO, with...

28Oct
A feast of cultural diversity
A feast of cultural diversity

On 24 October the city of Metsamor celebrated the diversity of nations. A cultural event was organised within the framework of the EU-funded project on "Equal opportunities for implementation of cultural rights for national minorities and vulnerable groups: wealth through diversity". The project was launched in February 2012 with the aim of ensuri...

15Sep
Travel grant public presentation
Travel grant public presentation

A public presentation of the details, objectives and perspectives of the Armenia-Turkey Travel Grant took place at the EU Centre on 4 September. The event was organised by the Hrant Dink Foundation Armenia office under an EU-funded project. The coordinator of the project, Anna Yeghoyan, highlighted that the project was initiated in order to establ...

4Sep
Peace Dialogue
Peace Dialogue

The launch of the “Exchange of Painters” project took place on 1 September at Akanat gallery. This project is aimed at promoting art relations between Armenia and Turkey; as part of the project a group of four artists mentored by Gagik Charchyan from Armenia and Serdar Yilmaz from Turkey were selected to participate in the exchange. During the 7...

23Jul
Normalisation through cultural intervention
Normalisation through cultural intervention

On 18 July a presentation of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process” programme was held in Yerevan. The Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, delivered a welcoming speech, in which he stated that the EU strongly supports the resumption of the currently suspended normalisation process between ...

18Jul
EU support to regional film production
EU support to regional film production

On 15 July the opening ceremony of Directors Across Borders (DAB) Co-Production Forum took place. This is an annual event aimed at promoting talents and film production in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. Director of the Golden Apricot IFF Harutyun Khachatryan, DAB Project Manager Susana Harutyunyan, Head of the National Cinema Centre of Armeni...

10Jul
Directors Across Borders press conference
Directors Across Borders press conference

On 3 July the Directors Across Borders (DAB) project held a press conference to present updates on activities, achieved results and upcoming tasks. Speakers included DAB Project Manager Susanna Harutyunyan, DAB Project Coordinator Lusine Martirosyan and DAB Project Communications Coordinator Sona Shahbazyan. DAB was launched in October 2011 with...

10Jul
EU Quiz Results
EU Quiz Results

On 8 July the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador Traian Hristea, drew the winners of the second European Union-themed online quiz organised by the EU Centre. This round of the quiz ran for two months between 29 April-1 July 2014 both in English and Armenian languages. The quiz was taken 1,489 times in Armenian and 340 times in English. Although ...

4Jul
Teaching through documentary films
Teaching through documentary films

On 27 June a conference entitled "Teaching through Documentary Films" was held in Kecharis hotel in Tsakhkadzor. The conference was organised within the framework of CAUCADOC, a project funded by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme, and by the Czech Development Agency. CAUCADOC is a two-year project and has been ...

24May
Europe Day 2014: Musical master class in TUMO Center
Europe Day 2014: Musical master class in TUMO Center

On 23 May, another session of 4-day masterclass organised in the framework of Europe Day Information Week took place in TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies. A British musician Daniel Waples came to share his experience with TUMO students. Daniel plays an unusual instrument called hang drum or hand pan. The instrument originates from Switzerland a...

21May
Europe Day 2014: Dialogue Between Local and European Artists
Europe Day 2014: Dialogue Between Local and European Artists

A set of masterclasses have been organised by artists from several European countries to supplement the cultural timetable of Europe Day Information Week. These masterclasses were aimed at establishing connections between local youth and guests from the European Union. They shared ideas, their world views, and learnt new things about European Union...

25Feb
CAUCADOC closing event
CAUCADOC closing event

On 18 February 2014 the closing event for the “Let’s Talk about Films in the South Caucasus/CAUCADOC” project was held in Yerevan. The project, launched in 2012, was organised by the “People in Need” charitable NGO and the Media Initiative Centre, and funded by the EU, Czech Development Cooperation and other donors. The aim of CAUCADOC was to sup...

11Sep
European Cultural Heritage Days in Armenia
European Cultural Heritage Days in Armenia

The 2013 European Heritage Days (EHD) were officially launched on 31 August in Yerevan, Armenia, which currently holds the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. Official events were preceded by a press conference held on 30 August, which included guests from the Council of Europe, the European Commission (EC), the Ministr...

29Jul
A Silk Road for tourists
A Silk Road for tourists

The trans-regional EU-funded “Black Sea Silk Road Corridor” (BSSRC) project was officially launched at the Noravank Monastery in Vayots Dzor region, Armenia, on 16 July 2013. BSSRC is a joint project between NGO partners in Georgia, Greece, Turkey, and Armenia to create a 3000 kilometre-long tourist trail stretching from Thessalonica, Greece, to ...

14Jun
Europe Day: Unity in diversity
Europe Day: Unity in diversity

Europe Day 2013 in Armenia was marked by cultural activities, workshops, music and dance, public readings, an information fair and many other events. For the first time Europe Day was also celebrated in Gyumri. Europe Day is an occasion to hold festivities which bring Europe closer to its citizens and neighbours. On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman pre...

19Dec
Shaping cultural policy in Dilijan
Shaping cultural policy in Dilijan

On 9 November an EU-funded culture project organised a workshop to initiate local dialogue and directly involve relevant organisations in shaping cultural policy and methodology in Dilijan. Participants included Dilijan residents and nearby villages’ cultural institutions, the village head of Gosh, and representatives of the Teghut and Hovq communi...

3May
“My Europe in 120 Seconds”
“My Europe in 120 Seconds”

On 9 May the EU celebrates Europe Day with a number of events that bring Europe closer to its citizens and neighbours. This year the EU Delegation to Armenia announces a youth video competition on the theme "My Europe in 120 Seconds". The contest is aimed at revealing how young people perceive Europe and how they creatively express their thoughts a...

16Jul
Europe Day
Europe Day

Europe Day has become a symbol of the EU together with the flag, the hymn and the single currency. On 9 May 1950 the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman called to put an end to the long-lasting competition between France and Germany and proposed creating a new European organisation, which would guarantee peace. His idea started turning to realit...