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EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAY 2019

On 6-7 of September, European Cooperation Day was celebrated at the discussion festival “Būtent!” in Birštonas. European Cooperation Day – annual series of events organized in September and aimed to promote regions and countries that are participating in cross-border cooperation.

The European Cooperation Day 2019 in Birštonas (Lithuania) lasted for two days and was full of activities, meetings, conversations and discussions. The Interreg Lietuva-Polska Programme together with other cross-border cooperation programmes had its own tent dedicated to this event. The tent hit popularity and was visited by many people - grown-ups and children, sportsmen, students, managers, teachers, mayor, minister and many more. Participants used a possibility to write on the panel what Europe means to them, to be a part of interactive network, following the map to find special Programme’s financed sites in Birštonas, participate in quizes and win the prizes. On that occasion full bus of Polish partners of the Interreg Lietuva-Polska Programme attended the event. Among other entertainments they also had fun solving for them specially prepared challenging quiz about the Programme, Lithuania and Poland commonalities and peculiarities.

In addition at the“Būtent” we organised a discussion “Good neighbors closer than relatives? Have Lithuania's neighbors become closer?” with guests from neighboring countries. The guests were:

Vytautas Liškauskas – six times elected Mayor of Punsk Commune (Poland), having gathered 95.9 % of votes in recent elections;Dr. Romualdas Ražukas – Latvian public and political figure;
Aleksas Bartnikas – chairman of Kaliningrad District Association of Lithuanian Teachers, initiator of Lithuanian language competitions, Children songs festival and other cultural enterprises;
Maksimas Milta – head of Communication and Development at the Belarusian European Humanities University;
Dr. Jovita Tirvienė – Director of Birštonas Municipality Administration;
Discussion was moderated by Arnoldas Pranckevičius, head of European Commission Representation in Lithuania.

If you missed the discussion in Birštonas, you can find it here ➡️ https://www.lrt.lt/…/diskusiju-festivalis-butent-geri-kaimy… . Also please have a look at this short video and photos to better understand the vibe and atmosphere we have had in Birštonas.

Let‘s meet again in September next year to celebrate the European Cooperation day 2020!

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