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Latest update: 2021.09.28

ECD 2021 celebrations completed with Basketball Day in Gižycko

Blue boating lake, exciting indoor game and historical surroundings – these features marked the second part of the European Cooperation Day which this time us to Giżycko, Poland. It was an excellent opportunity for beneficiaries and friends of the Lithuania-Poland Programme to see each other and integrate surrounded by a tranquil lakeside landscape.

The event was opened by representatives from the Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Municipality of Gizycko, Joint Secretariat and Office of the Marshal of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship. After the official ceremony, the participants could witness a street basketball tournament played among Polish and Lithuanian amateur teams, made up from representatives from projects of the Interreg Lithuania-Poland Programme. The audience was captivated when later in the afternoon the best three teams from Nemenčinė, Lazdijai and Puńsk respectively were receiving their well-deserved trophies.

In the break before the next dose of sports emotions, the participants could enjoy a guided tour to the former Prussian Boyen Fortress built in the mid-19th century. Constructed on an interesting, star-shaped plan, the fortress witnessed what is called the Second Battle of Tannenberg fought between Russia and Germany in 1914. Having rested their throats, everybody came back to the stadium to root for their team during the final, professional basketball match of the day – Lithuanian Trakai vs Polish Giżycko teams.

In the evening, all the participants were invited to a relaxing boat trip on the Niegocin lake to enjoy the wonderful views. The whole day of shared adventures and emotions was an excellent continuation of the Birštonas experience, and a great way to close this year’s edition of the European Cooperation Day initiative which has yet again served its goal of bringing together Lithuanian and Polish regions. We thank everybody who participated and created nice atmosphere and beautiful memories!

For feeling the atmosphere of the event in Giżycko, please, look at the photo gallery on the Facebook  and video.

For living up again emotions from Birštonas trekking, please, look at the video and photos. 

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