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Filipinos to get a glimpse of EU at 2-day Euro Village

Logo courtesy of the EU Delegation in Manila

MANILA – Filipinos who want to catch a glimpse of what Europe can offer may do so without flying out of Manila as the European Union (EU) Delegation in the Philippines holds the two-day Euro Village campaign in Pasig City next week.

The Euro Village will offer samples of EU culture, arts, music, food and gastronomy, products, crafts, languages, and sports next weekend (May 27-28) at Capital Commons Park in Barangay Kapitolyo from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Guests can find the best novelties from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Romania and Finland.

In solidarity with Ukraine which has been at war with Russia since February 2022, the Euro Village will have Ukrainian participation.

“The essence of the Euro Village is to make these vibrant and diverse cultures accessible to the reach of Filipinos and to open up markets and trade opportunities,” Dr. Ana Isabel Sánchez Ruiz, deputy head of the EU Delegation, said in a statement.

“Culture has always been at the core of our unique diversity as Europeans. We want to share this uniqueness with the Filipinos.”

The Euro Village project is part of Europe Day, held every May 9 to celebrate peace and unity in the continent.

From bread and rye, waffles, sausages, dairy products and beer, to special concerts and sports demonstrations, the Euro Village has lovely surprises in one go.

For those yearning to learn a European language but who have yet to give it a try, the Euro Village cultural and language center will bring French, German, Italian and Spanish lessons in a snap, thanks to the collaboration of Alliance Française de Manille, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association.

European music will be performed by guests from Romania and Ukraine while the Manila String Machine will be rendering European songs and pieces.

Mimes and buskers will entertain guests and participants throughout the two-day event.

To ensure that this EU’s initiative promotes a sustainable lifestyle and reduction of greenhouse emissions, the EU has engaged with Green Space, Scholars of Sustenance Philippines and EcoNest as sustainability partners. (PR)

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Credit belongs to : www.pna.gov.ph

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