The Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the EU Info Centre every year mark Europe Day, May the 9th, with numerous informative and cultural events across Bosnia and Herzegovina. The European Union launched 2018 as European Year of Cultural Heritage so this is a unique opportunity to show the value of cultural heritage in Europe in strengthening togetherness and identity.
Europe Day is also an occasion for activities that bring universal values such as tolerance, peace, security and the rule of law closer to the people.
The reception marking Europe Day will be held in the “Dom mladih” Youth House in Sarajevo, while on May the 11th a Pop Art Festival will take place. A design workshop entitled “EU in Pop Art”, led by the renowned BiH designer Aleksandra Nina Knežević, took place on April the 27th. The workshop gathered young artists and the result of their joint work has created the official poster for this year’s Pop Art Festival.
Young people will leave their mark on the streets of Mostar, Banja Luka and Brčko during the week of 14 – 18 May, presenting the results of the “My city in the EU” competition. Young creative individuals will decorate the entrance of the Technology School in Banja Luka, artists in Brčko will carry out a street painting performance, while in Mostar the University amphitheatre wall will be painted. The artists will give new life to unsightly areas modelled after works on building facades across Europe.
The journalists meet-up in Mostar, where representatives of media houses will be able to talk with Ambassador Lars Gunnar Wigemark, who is the Head of the Delegation of the EU in BiH and Special Representative of the EU in BiH, about the vital role of BiH media in the accession process, will be held on May the 14th in the EUIC Office in Mostar.
A Twitter conference will be held on May the 18th at the EU Info Centre offices in Sarajevo, Mostar, Brčko and Banja Luka, on the subject of “European cultural heritage” with the hash tag #DanEvropeBiH. During this conference, Zlatko Ganić, a digital media specialist, will talk about digital marketing at the EU Info Centre office in Sarajevo.