The representatives of our municipality have attended an event implemented within the framework of the Promoting the Value of Diversity via Town Twinning (101091201, Value of Diversity) project co-funded by the European Union through the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV-2022-CITIZENS-TOWN-TT), which took place during a summer weekend from the 16th to the 18th of June, 2023 in Kostolné Kračany, Slovakia.
During the event’s opening speech, the local mayor Mr. Peter Mórocz has touched upon the importance of positive partnerships, and described the role of the event within the effort of strengthening the feeling of belonging to the EU. The speech was followed by a Holy Mass in the church, the consecration of statues in its premises and wreath laying. We have presented our municipality and activities, and exchanged information brochures with the remaining participants. During a joint meal the discussion regarding mutual partnerships, the current situation in the EU and opportunities for its improvement continued.
During the 3-days long event, a workshop addressing the following thematic areas took place as well:
"Good project practices, success stories and experiences of partner municipalities".
"What have we achieved and where are we going?
"What can we do to strengthen our sense of belonging to the EU?"
"Future visions for a common Europe"
The event continued with a varied cultural programme, during which different folklore groups, music and dance groups performed. The activities throughout the event contributed to strengthening relations between the partner municipalities, as well as to the cultural and social life of the public. Participants got more acquainted with EU and their reflection in everyday life, and we were provided with an opportunity to further improve our mutual partnerships.
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