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European Union Marks Europe Day Today

European Union Marks Europe Day Today
Open Doors Day in Strasbourg. General atmosphere shots
May 09
11:03 2017

The European Union (EU) will be celebrating Europe Day today.

A number of events will take place in Suva including the EU Amazing Race.


Official Europe Day Reception

The European Union Delegation for the Pacific will host a formal reception at the Fiji Museum from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.


EU-Fiji University Quiz Challenge 2017

In partnership with the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, University of Fiji and the Pacific Community will host Fiji’s first ever university quiz challenge on May 11 from 5pm to 7pm at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre.

The three universities will be tested on their knowledge on European history, EU-Fiji Cooperation, COP23 and the Oceans Conference. This event is open to the public and entry is free.

Trophies, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish first, second and third.


EU Amazing Race

Like in previous years the Delegation will host the popular EU Amazing Race for children between 12 and 15 years at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Laucala Campus on May 12 from 9:00am to 1:00 pm.

Ten teams of five will explore USP campus in a quest of 12 pit-stops.

At each pit-stop they will be asked questions about Fiji the EU to gain hint for finding the next pit-stop.

Trophies, certificates and prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish first, second and third.


What Europe Day is all about:

On this day in 1950 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the EU, made the famous ‘Schuman Declaration’, in which he called on the nations of Europe to unite and render war on that continent unthinkable.

Robert Schuman’s appeal to overcome age-old divisions just five years after the Second World War laid the foundations of what has become the European Union. Sixty-six years later, Robert Schuman’s message of peace and unity is as relevant as ever.

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