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02-05-2019 08:30

"We celebrate Europe. We choose our future" - Cyprus celebrates Europe Day

Europe Day provides for yet another year the opportunity for a festive setting to be enjoyed by both adults and children at the Limassol Multifunctional Seaside Park (Molos) on Saturday, 11 May 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The European Parliament Office in Cyprus, the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, the Press and Information Office, the Limassol Municipality, the Youth Board of Cyprus and the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) Limassol have worked together to combine knowledge and entertainment in the most enjoyable way. The Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK) supports the event.

This year's event will host a rich program of cultural and artistic events, fun activities for children, a live radio program with Active Radio 107.4 & 102.5 and many other surprises. Furthermore, information stands on European funding, employment and education programs, Embassies of EU member states offering interesting information about their countries as well as traditional food and drinks, flavours from various corners of Europe, will await all those attending Europe Day celebration.

Europe Day is celebrated every year throughout the EU on 9 May. The date marks the anniversary of the historic speech given in Paris on the 9th of May 1950 by the French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman. His proposal for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would prevent war between Europe’s nations, is considered to be the beginning of what now is the EU. Europe Day gives us the opportunity to remember and celebrate the ideas and values on which the EU is founded, and all that unites us as Europeans.

As every year, the event on Europe Day in Cyprus is open to the public.