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THE EUROPEAN COOPERATION DAY 2018 IN PUNSK - HOW TO APPRECIATE CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

The European Cooperation Day 2018 in Punsk - how to appreciate cross-border cooperation.

 

On Saturday, 15th of September, the European Cooperation Day was celebrated. For this occasion, events are organized to promote regions and countries that are participating in cross-border cooperation. 

Within the INTERREG V-A Lithuania – Poland Programme the ECD has been organized in Punsk. 

 

Guests from Lithuania and local residents who worshiped in the celebration, were welcomed, in both languages: Polish and Lithuanian, by the Voyt of Punsk Commune, Witold Liszkowski. The Deputy Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodship Anna Naszkiewicz, Member of the Voivodship Board Bogdan Dyjuk, Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Sejny Waclaw Stankiewicz, members of the JS in Vilnius, RCP in Bialystok and Olsztyn, took part in the event. 

 

The Voyt of Punsk Commune, Witold Liszkowski proudly announced that the Punsk Commune took third place among rural communes in terms of activity in obtaining EU funds (cross-border programs, Regional Operational Program, Rural Development Program and others) for implemented investments.

 

- I am very pleased that I can participate in the ECD right here in Punsk and for you it is a great honor that such an event takes place at your place, said Deputy Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodship Anna Naszkiewicz. The Commune of Punsk is known from the activities in the framework of cooperation with Regional Operational Program because of a very good projects. Punsk is also known from events such as this one in which we participate today, because all events in your commune have a cross-border dimension, she added.

Bogdan Dyjuk, the Member of the Voivodship Board, also congratulated achieved results and gave congratulations on behalf of the president of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

 

The event started at 11:00 a.m. at the Old Presbytery Museum and then it was continued in the open-air museum in Punsk. There were a number of attractions foreseen: the program „Linen trail”, performance of local music bands „Šalcinukas”, „Gimtinė”, „Saulales”, „Alna”, baking waffles on the fire, educational activities with pen writing and charcoal drawing, visiting the exhibition „Linen decorates and dresses ” and „Punsk's history in old photographs”, the program "Pre-war tales – Kazimieras Mielkus – punskowski inteligent performed by local folk bands „Gimtinė”, „Saulales” and „Alna” at the open-air museum, visiting projects implemented with European funds in Punsk Commune. 

The celebration of the European Cooperation Days ended with a Wojt dance party accompanied by local music bands „Klumpė”, „TIK DU”, "Dzūkija" and band from Druskininkai.

 

Throughout the whole event at the open-air museum in Punsk, everyone could watch fire trucks, get acquainted with their equipment and even try on the steering wheel of a fire truck, take a look at the Fairy Tale Village and take part in educational activities with feather writing and charcoal drawing, taste waffles baked on the fire, buy handicrafts, taste and purchase local delicacies

 

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