Thousands celebrate Europe Day in Tbilisi
On 6 May, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia held a big event dedicated to Europe Day at Expo Georgia. Thousands of people from Tbilisi joined.
The event was officially opened by Irakli Gharibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi, and Pawel Herczynski, Ambassador of the European Union. The opening was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Government, partners, journalists and many participants of Europe Day. You can watch the full opening with all speeches here.
Throughout the day participants of the event, young and old, enjoyed a variety of activities. 16 Member States of the European Union presented their cultures and traditions in “Eurovillage” including performances of singing and dancing. Partners of the European Union showcased the results and benefits for Georgian citizens, which have been created thanks to the EU’s assistance to Georgia. The Young European Ambassadors shared their ideas and perspectives on the Youth Stage with Ambassador Herczynski joining them for a live discussion.
Many inhabitants and visitors of Tbilisi joined the event to discover more about the European Union, participate in fun games and interactive activities and taste the delicious food of Georgian farmers exhibiting their product at the Europe Day edition of “Unique Georgian Taste”.
In the latter part of the day, the new format “Storytelling Event: My Europe” gave the floor to twelve Georgian celebrities, who shared their personal stories about their connection with Europe. Find all related materials here: [link]
The first big Europe Day in Tbilisi after the pandemic concluded with the Peace Bridge and TV tower lighting up in the colours of the European flag. Follow the European Union in Georgia for photos, videos and more emotions from the day.
About Europe Day:
Europe Day is marked around the world each year on 9 May, to commemorate the 1950 Declaration of Robert Schuman, the French foreign minister in place at that time. Schuman set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable, by asking them to share their coal and steel reserves. This concept was the beginning of what is today known as the European Union. Since then, and for the past 73 years, the EU has been developing, working, uniting and ensuring peace and prosperity for up to 447 million people across 27 countries of the world.
Find out more about the European Union in Georgia: www.euingeorgia.eu
- Tamriko Mikadze, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org