On 9 May 2018, Europe Day is celebrated in Latvia and across Europe. This year’s focus is directed towards young people, who are invited to explore, reason and share their ideas on the European Union and its future. The European Union is celebrating its 68th anniversary this year. By tradition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with its partners is holding an Open Door day on this date.
At 13.00, Europe Day at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be opened by Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, the Foreign Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary. Participants will be greeted with a musical performance by the primary school girls’ choir of the Riga State Gymnasium No 2. As in previous years, birthday wishes to the EU in drawings by Grade 9 to 12 students of Viļāni Secondary School will be on display in front of the ministry building, at Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 3.
Senior grade students will have an opportunity to test their knowledge and prove their erudition in Brain Games. Winners of the competition will be offered a trip to Brussels and receive other prizes.
The audience will be invited, together with the Foreign Ministry staff, to present their perspective of Europe’s future in a visual format. In conversations, answers will be provided to questions on the Foreign Service, its history, and on travelling safely. Visitors will also be able to see the original of the Treaty of Accession of Latvia to the European Union.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising its Europe Day event in cooperation with the resident embassies of the EU Member States and the Eastern Partnership countries in Riga, the European Commission Representation, the European Parliament Information Office in Latvia, the office of Member of the European Parliament, Sandra Kalniete, and the organisers of “Brain Games” in Latvia.
NB! Please be ready to show your ID upon arrival at the Foreign Ministry. Representatives of the media are also very welcome to be present at the Open Doors events!
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