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Europe Day 2021 – solidarity for health, together for a better future!

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, jointly with the EU Member States’ Embassies accredited to the Republic of Moldova, organised a number of cultural, educational and interactive events dedicated to Europe Day 2021. For the second year in a row, Europe Day was marked on TV, Radio and online over the entire month of May.

On the occasion of Europe Day, the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, along with the EU Member States’ Embassies, expressed their solidarity for health and for a better future for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. Europe Day was celebrated through a number of activities in line with the EU motto “Unity though Diversity”. The agenda Europe Day events was launched on 5 May with an online event with the participation of the Ambassadors of the EU and EU Member States, as well as representative of mass media.

“Europe Day 2021 marks the Team Europe solidarity for health and for a better future. The history proves that humanity can easier overcome any challenge through solidarity, while its unity, respect for human rights and governance stemming from the rule of law principles, as pillars underlying the European Union formation, enable us to become stronger and live in peace. It is not by coincidence that these values, on Europe Day, are marked by art and culture. First of all, art and culture have always inspired people to become better and stronger. Second of all, art and culture are best able to highlight the individuality and unique traditions of each EU Member State, mirroring in this way the European Union functioning principle, namely Unity through Diversity. Respect for local traditions and solidarity underpin the European Union activity, serving also as basis for its cooperation with the Republic of Moldova,” Peter Michalko, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, has stated.

A significant component of the Europe Day dedicated activities consisted of an ample media campaign unrolled under two main pillars: i) Team Europe, through interviews kindly offered by the Ambassadors of the EU Member States (more than 65 interviews to national, regional and local mass media) ,and ii) EUforYou, reflecting the EU support offered to the Republic of Moldova (circa 35 articles and interviews organised) at the national and regional media outlets.

Likewise, the public was invited on 9 May to attend a unique artistic concert, involving the National Philharmonic “Serghei Lunchevici” alongside the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra, La La Play Voices and more than 200 musicians from the Republic of Moldova and the European Union.

Moreover, 13 events were organised during 5 May – 12 June. Altogether, 7 events were organised as part of the Virtual European Village, including three masterclasses dedicated to European food from the North, Centre and South of the European Union.

In addition of 6 events were dedicated to the overall EU Assistance and projects under the umbrella of Europe Day 2021.

The traditional European Film and Culture Festival included 16 artistic or documentary films, that were streamed on TV and online during 16 – 31 May, while during the European Music Week, 12 concerts were broadcasted online and on TV.

Thanks to the spurred interest of the mass media in all Europe Day events, the national and regional mass media virtually brought Europe Day in all parts of the country. Moreover, thanks to the contribution of all 27 EU Member States and EU funded projects, Europe Day events were extended until mid-June 2021. As a result, the Europe Day 2021 activities carried out gathered more than four million views.

The full agenda of the Europe Day 2021 is available on https://eu4moldova.eu/europe-day-2021/ , the Grand concert dedicated to Europe Day is accessible on the link: https://youtu.be/dVrAqz8Eskw , while the online thematic events can be viewed on the Europe Day in Moldova Facebook page and the EU Delegation to Moldova YouTube channel.

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