European Commission prepares Europe Day 2009 celebrations in Ukraine (27/03/2009)
The Delegation of the European Commission is preparing for celebrations of Europe Day 2009 in Ukraine.
The Delegation of the European Commission is planning to mark Europe Day 2009 with regional celebrations due to the lower level of public awareness of the EU-related issues in Ukrainian regions. Therefore, the Delegation of the European Commission in cooperation with EU Member States and Candidate Countries Missions will organise Europe Day together with oblast and city authorities of two selected regions, namely Ternopil (23 May) and Kryvyy Rih (30 May). The central part of these joint celebrations will be the European village, where individual EU Member States, Candidate Countries to the EU, the European Commission as well as other partner organisations will present themselves and their work. Other activities will include EU languages courses as well as public discussions on economic and political questions with the participation of various well known personalities.
In addition to this, in Ternopil, the Delegation, supported by embassies of EU Member States, will prepare a conference on educational opportunities (22 May) in the EU that are available to Ukrainian students.
The European Commission as well as embassies of EU Member States and Candidate Countries are ready to participate in Kyiv Europe Day celebrations if they are organised by Ukrainian authorities.
The Delegation, together with EU Member States and Candidate Countries, will also prepare a European Film Festival, Europe Day reception as well as public discussions between EU Ambassadors and students of Kyiv universities.
Besides these main celebrations, it is also envisaged to participate in Europe Day festivities in Ivano-Frankovsk (22-23 May), Lutsk (23-24 May), Simferopol (6 June) and Poltava.