On 12-20 May Ukraine is to join the Europe Day celebration. The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, in cooperation with 10 cities of Ukraine shall held different types of events in order to once again remind the citizens about the “Europeanness” of Ukraine, its potential and intellectual power. This year’s Europe Day events will be united by the topic of urban development, healthy lifestyle and interaction between the cities’ activists.
Europe Days in Ukraine with participation of the EU Delegation will last from 12 to 20 May 2015 in Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kramatorsk, Ternopil, Kirovohrad, Zhytomir, Kryvyi Rih and Ivano-Frankivsk. The following events are scheduled to be held in the framework of the celebration:
What? Hackathon – a competition of ideas for youth projects “My creative city”
Where? Your city’s creative space
Why? During the hackathon, the active youth of your city shall propose real projects for modernization of your city into an even more European, competitive and investment attractive one. The EU Delegation shall informationally support the one project, which shall get the highest number of votes from all participants by the end of the event. The goal of the hackathon is to highlight the success stories for the residents as well as to build the understanding that the European integration is possible, inter alia, on the level of stories of individual people, campaigns and organizations.
What? Public debates on the topic “How Ukraine can inspire Europe? In what way can Ukraine enrich Europe?”
Where? Central square of your city
Why? Open street discussion shall gather together government representatives, businessmen, civil society activists and experts from various fields, with which all interested shall be able to communicate and pose questions concerning the modernization of life in Ukraine and improvement of life in a particular city.
What? The EU Projects Fair
Where? Creative space of your city
Why? During the Projects Fair, the grants and opportunities for the development of a city and oblast, which are implemented by regional and national organizations and funds, shall be presented. The goal of the Fair is to tell residents of the cities about specific projects and opportunities for the development of the region.
What? Sports event “(Cycling and Track) Run to Europe”
Where? Main street of your city
Why? During the event, everyone interested shall cycle or run the main streets of their city and demonstrate that Ukraine is not only about European intelligence and development, but also the European lifestyle, which promotes health and environment protection.
Stay tuned on the news of your city and the EU Delegation for getting detailed information about the planned events in your city in the framework of the Europe Days celebration.