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ARS_7577On 2 June the last Europe Day celebrations took place in Yerevan after being held in 6 Armenian cities. This year, Europe Day celebrations were held under the motto “Europe is here”. For the first time in the history of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia, the EU Delegation held a musical contest in which participants had to design an anthem for this motto. The initiative brought together very talented young people who performed the anthem in the marzes and also in Yerevan. In 2018 Europe Day celebrations started in Ijevan on 12 May and continued into Hrazdan on 13 May, Vanadzor on 19 May, Gyumri on 20 May, Kapan on 26 May, and Yeghegnadzor on 27 May. The open air festival in Yerevan was launched by a cycling race. More than 150 cyclists participated, starting at Northern Avenue, they were joined the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski.

ARS_8034An information fair and concert started several hours later. Prior to these activities, the Ambassador gave a press briefing: ‘Europe Day is a day of solidarity, freedom and unity. These values link the EU and Armenia; Europe is in Armenia more than ever. Indeed, the EU is very active in Yerevan. In the past 7 years we have allocated more than €25 milion to the capital of Armenia. We helped to modernise the metro system and Nubarashen landfill. We continue to conduct energy efficiency projects that involve more than 200 kindergartens and public buildings. We are committed to help to replace street lighting in Yerevan and so much more! With €20 milion allocated to a project involving TUMO, we will now exceed investment of €40 milion in Yerevan. Therefore, these European symbols on Northern Avenue feel right at home!’

ARS_8463Europe Day celebrations in Yerevan included informational events during which the EU-Armenia cooperation and partnership, as well as diversity of European culture, were presented. The information fair included presentations and demonstrations by EU-funded projects and initiatives; these are projects that aim to ensure equal development of all Armenian marzes in many areas: human rights, agriculture, culture, education, tourism, business support, civil society, migration, youth, and more. Visitors had the opportunity to walk around and learn about these projects, participate in cultural activities and competitions, to get Europe Day branded gifts and souvenirs, to enjoy dancing and music, and to taste delicious European foods. The main guests of the evening event in Yerevan were popular Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan and French star VJ Zyper.