EC DAY 2022 – SHARING BORDERS – GROWING CLOSER
“YOUTH FOR COOPERATION”
21-22 September 2022
In the context of the European Cooperation Day, SASPAC in cooperation with Municipality of Përmet will organise several activities with the aim to increase the visibility and promote the cooperation and the impact of the projects financed under the Interreg IPA-CBC Greece-Albania 2014-2020 Programme in the local area.
As this year is labelled European Year of Youth by the European Commission, the participation of youth from both sides of the border will be envisaged and enhanced during all the planned activities.
The activities will be held on 21 and 22 September 2022 and will consist of:
Activity 1 – Visit to the EXPLORAL, Business Clubs Projects and STONE ART Project
EU Ambassador in Tirana, (Greek Ambassador in Tirana, Greek Consul in Gjirokastra – to be confirmed), representatives from SASPAC (NIPAC/General Director), Managing Authority/JS and Local Authorities will pay a short visit to the Public Library of Përmet to see the results of the interventions financed under EXPLORAL and Business Clubs Projects of the Interreg IPA CBC Greece Albania 2014-2020 Programme. After that, another short visit will take place at the Cultural Center in Përmet, a centre renovated by the STONE ART Project financed also by the Programme.
As the International Day of Peace coincides with the date of EC Day, a large number of balloons will be released into the sky from the main square by the local authorities after the event.
Activity 2 – Organisation of a public cultural event with the participation of the youth community and a fair to promote the local products
A formal speech will be held by the Mayor of Përmet, the General Director of SASPAC, the EU Ambassador in Tirana and representatives of the Managing Authority of the Programme.
A public cultural event with traditional local music, songs, dance and other sorts of performance will be organised by the Municipality of Përmet with the participation of young artists and performers in the main square of the city. In parallel, a fair with traditional food and wine products will be organised in order to promote the local products.
In addition, during the whole day, an exhibition with various posters, photos and stands placed at the main square of the city will be held in order to promote the results of the projects EXPLORAL, Business Clubs and STONE ART implemented and financed by the Interreg IPA CBC Greece Albania 2014-2020 Programme in the city of Përmet.
Activity 3 -Organisation of a rafting trip in Vjosa River
The main aim of the rafting event is to promote the sport activities among the youth from both sides of the border and explore and promote the local attractions and landscapes in the city of Përmet. Moreover, the purpose of activity is to raise environmental awareness for the preservation and protection of the Vjosa River as the last wild river in Europe, in line with all national and international initiatives.
For this event, 5 rafts will be used which may accommodate up to 25-30 people. At least 5 of the rafts will be labelled “Youth Boat” and will be embarked by a young crew from schools, universities, local NGOs and more. All participants in the event can embark on the Vjosa’s River trip. Participants will be assisted by specialised professional staff during the trip.
If the number of participants will exceed the capacity of the available rafts, additional rafts will be available.
Agenda_EC DAY Permet