Ijevan and Hrazdan host pan-European holiday | EUNewsletter

Ijevan and Hrazdan host pan-European holiday

17 May 2018
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086A0418On 12 May Ijevan hosted Europe Day celebrations for the first time, where residents of Tavush marz were able to participate in different activities. In Fountain Square people could learn about EU-funded projects in Europe and Armenia, about projects’ achievements, enjoy good music and dance, participate in various competitions, and win surprise gifts. The celebration also included tasting different European dishes. The Head of the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, together with the Mayor of Ijevan, Vardan Ghalumyan, participated in the opening of the event.

086A0403The EU Ambassador thanked the Mayor for his hospitality: ‘We are very happy to be here for the first time and celebrate Europe Day. I hope it will become an annual tradition. First of all, I want to thank everyone, in particular young people from Ijevan for coming. Europe Day is a joint celebration – we celebrate that we are part of the same, large family. This year we are celebrating Europe Day under the slogan “Europe is here”. Indeed, the EU is trying to be helpful and bring about good results for ordinary Armenian citizens. The EU is the biggest donor to Armenia and its largest investor. In Ijevan we have helped to renovate the building of the Court of First Instance and a vocational education and training facility’.
Mayor Ghalumyan also thanked the EU for bringing Europe Day celebrations to the city and for all projects implemented with EU support, adding that he hoped to see new projects in the future.

086A1879The next day, on 13 May, Europe Day celebrations reached Hrazdan. This is the second city which has hosted this pan-European holiday for the first time. Despite heavy rain, the residents of Kotayk marz gathered on Constitution Square to join the celebrations and enjoy themselves. The EU Ambassador and the Mayor of Hrazdan, Aram Danielyan, welcomed everyone.

ARS_8395Świtalski was happy to see numerous people: ‘Hrazdan is hosting Europe Day celebrations for the first time. We are happy for the annual chance to tour Armenia and celebrate this holiday of peace and unity together. This year, we are dedicating the celebrations to young people. We have implemented many projects in Hrazdan, contributing to the renovation of a vocational education and training facility, the building of the Court of First Instance…we are also implementing a project on solid waste management. The EU is committed to working together with Armenia. I hope very much that these celebrations bring you joy’.

Ijevan and Hrazdan host pan-European holiday

086A0418On 12 May Ijevan hosted Europe Day celebrations for the first time, where residents of Tavush marz were able to participate in different activities. In Fountain Square people could learn about EU-funded projects in Europe and Armenia, about projects’ achievements, enjoy good music and dance, participate in various competitions, and win surprise gifts. The celebration also included tasting different European dishes. The Head of the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, together with the Mayor of Ijevan, Vardan Ghalumyan, participated in the opening of the event.

086A0403The EU Ambassador thanked the Mayor for his hospitality: ‘We are very happy to be here for the first time and celebrate Europe Day. I hope it will become an annual tradition. First of all, I want to thank everyone, in particular young people from Ijevan for coming. Europe Day is a joint celebration – we celebrate that we are part of the same, large family. This year we are celebrating Europe Day under the slogan “Europe is here”. Indeed, the EU is trying to be helpful and bring about good results for ordinary Armenian citizens. The EU is the biggest donor to Armenia and its largest investor. In Ijevan we have helped to renovate the building of the Court of First Instance and a vocational education and training facility’. Mayor Ghalumyan also thanked the EU for bringing Europe Day celebrations to the city and for all projects implemented with EU support, adding that he hoped to see new projects in the future.

086A1879The next day, on 13 May, Europe Day celebrations reached Hrazdan. This is the second city which has hosted this pan-European holiday for the first time. Despite heavy rain, the residents of Kotayk marz gathered on Constitution Square to join the celebrations and enjoy themselves. The EU Ambassador and the Mayor of Hrazdan, Aram Danielyan, welcomed everyone.

ARS_8395Świtalski was happy to see numerous people: ‘Hrazdan is hosting Europe Day celebrations for the first time. We are happy for the annual chance to tour Armenia and celebrate this holiday of peace and unity together. This year, we are dedicating the celebrations to young people. We have implemented many projects in Hrazdan, contributing to the renovation of a vocational education and training facility, the building of the Court of First Instance…we are also implementing a project on solid waste management. The EU is committed to working together with Armenia. I hope very much that these celebrations bring you joy’.