The representations of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova, together with the embassies of EU member states, are celebrating Europe Day 2023 through a series of cultural, interactive, and educational events in various regions of the country.
Under the theme “EU-MOLDOVA: STRONGER TOGETHER,” the activities for Europe Day 2023 will take place throughout the month of May and will emphasize the values and culture of the European Union, as well as the assistance provided by the EU and its member states for the benefit of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.
"Europe Day is a day to celebrate peace and unity throughout Europe. As we approach the first anniversary of the 'candidate country for EU status,' we congratulate the Moldovans for choosing the European path. The path of reforms for the inviolability of human dignity, the path of respecting the fundamental freedoms of its citizens. Moldova has chosen democracy and the rule of law. The brutal aggression of Russia against Ukraine has shown us how important solidarity is in protecting people's lives and maintaining our well-being! Solidarity is the pillar that unites people, countries, and continents. Solidarity is about humanity. In the spirit of solidarity, we invite all Moldovans to join us in the events dedicated to Europe Day throughout the country, together we are stronger!" stated Jānis Mažeiks, the European Union Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.
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This year, the traditional European Town (Orășel European) is open to the public in Chișinău and Leova. In the capital city, the European Town will be organized on May 13th in the Great National Assembly Square, followed by an exceptional concert in the evening featuring Marcel Ștefăneț – Ethno Republic, Opincuța Folk-Group, SATOSHI, and the ethno-rock band Zdob și Zdub.
Citizens from the southern region of Moldova will be able to participate in the “European Town” event on May 20th, in the center of Leova city. The event in Leova will culminate in a remarkable concert by the ensemble “Doina Covurluiului” from Galați, invited by the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Moldova and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Chișinău, along with the famous ethno-rock band Zdob și Zdub.
European cuisine will be featured in the European Town in both locations, which will also host a series of cultural and interactive activities for everyone, including children.
Events to mark Europe Day 2023 will be organized in Cahul, Ungheni, Bălți, in cooperation with EU-funded projects, local public authorities, the Euroclubs network, and European Information Centers throughout the country.
The traditional European Film and Culture Festival will take place in various locations in the Republic of Moldova, including villages and towns, from May 11th to May 31st.
The events dedicated to Europe Day will take place from May 9th to May 31st.
The event agenda is available HERE.