of Timişoara celebrate the Europe Day 2009
of children of elementary schools of Timisoara, Romania, were protagonists
of the “Europe Day 2009” in theirs city.
The very successful event wads jointly organized by the “West University of
Timisoara” (UVT) with its “Center for European Studies Alcide De Gasperi” and “JeanMonnetEuropeanCenter of Excellence”
and the “European Journalists
Association-The Communication Network”.
of weeks before, students of the Master of UVT gave a very simple power point
presentation on the history of the European Union.
“lectures” the children, assisted by their teachers, wrote thoughts and made
drawings about Europe
On the morning
of event children gathered in Piaţa
Unirii the and, holding their paperboards fixed on a pole and blue
balloons with the European emblem, paraded through the city center reaching the
UVT, where they were welcomed with very nice and almost moved words by the
Rector Prof. dr. Ioan Talpos.
During the parade they delivered flyers
explaining the origin of the Europe
day related to the historical Declaration of Robert Schuman on Mai 9, 1950 and
with the following message in four languages “Europe is our Home. Let’s work together in its building
yard to complete this House. In this Home, with its windows open to the world,
we grow into our Future”.
releasing the balloons towards the sky, they entered the Aula Magna that for
the occasion was transformed un a “Youth’s European Parliament”, where, after
electing President, Vice-President and Quaestors, a “question time” session
realized/witnessed in amazement how many intelligent questions were put. The
overall celebration was a great success both because of involving children and the
raising interest for the European Union
on the side of the public.