The EU Delegation to Ukraine – in cooperation with the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Kyiv City authorities – has launched a special project on Saturday, 2nd June 2012. The project called European Village not only offers an additional attraction for Ukrainian citizens and visitors during Euro 2012, but also serves as a special platform to deliver EU's messages and provide an overview of our activities and assistance programmes in Ukraine.
"Our Continent. Our Future"
From 2 June to 1 July, in the very heart of Kyiv (under the Arch of Friendship), the European Village showcases projects and approaches in eleven selected fields of cooperation. It promotes European integration and cooperation in an interactive and entertaining way under the slogan of "Our Continent. Our Future". The European Village fosters and stimulates dialogue between actors from the worlds of politics, business, culture and NGOs.
A small football pitch will host numerous tournaments: of European embassies, European educational institutes and of the Fair Play project. The Goodwill Ambassador of the project is Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, a Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for German Bayern Munich and the Ukrainian national team. Young and talented Ukrainian and European musicians will perform on the stage. Information part will be boosted by entertainment elements, like fashion shows and film festivals.
"Ukraine in Europe" public debate
A thematic park with permanent and temporary exhibitions features eleven themes of global development, ranging from Ukraine - Europe relations to sport and development. A small electric power plant has been installed to promote efficient and renewable energies. Eleven dedicated "thematic days" will round off the offerings with public debates, student conferences, and practical information sessions. During the first thematic day titled "Ukraine in Europe", the EU Delegation organised a public debate with the participation of six EU Ambassadors, followed by expert discussions on Eastern Partnership, reform process in Ukraine and visa dialogue. At the European Pin Wall, visitors can display their views and ideas about the future of Europe.
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