Europe Day and Green Week Fair 2015 celebrated!
The EU Infopoint organised an outdoor fair to celebrate Europe Day and Green Week on 13 June from 16:00 to 20:30. The event hosted European Union Member State Representatives and environmental civil society organisations with many other activities including traditional dances and concerts.
Europe Day celebrates peace and unity across Europe each year; and Green Week promotes EU environment policies. Combining these two celebrations into one event, the EU Infopoint aimed to raise awareness on these important EU themes by inviting the community to take part in the fair and learn more about how to protect the environment and what European Union Member States have to offer EU citizens in terms of work, study and travel.
Green Week, the biggest annual event on EU environment policy, takes place every year in June and the theme for 2015 is nature and biodiversity. One of the main messages from this year’s Green Week is the importance of protecting nature and biodiversity. Cyprus is included in the list of biodiversity hotspots around the world and it is important for all members of the community to do their part in protecting the environment.
Local environment NGOs showcased their own projects and demonstrated good practices for environmental protection. European Union Member State Representatives provided information about their own countries, including environment success stories and answer questions from participants.