Travelling to the EU member states has been difficult for a while now. On Europe Day, these countries can be „visited“ without leaving Estonia – by playing a virtual orienteering game, organised in eight Estonian cities. Among all participants who complete the game, we will draw ten travel vouchers, worth 300 euros each, on Tuesday 11 May. These vouchers can be used for a trip in Estonia or somewhere else in Europe.
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Orienteering game My Europe – walk through Europe and learn interesting facts!
From 7 May to 9 May, we will celebrate Europe Day in Haapsalu, Jõhvi, Kuressaare, Kärdla, Narva, Põlva, Pärnu, Tallinn and Võru with an exciting orienteering game.
The game can be played within three days and there is no time limit for completing it. The game is available for playing on 7-9 May. As an additional option, one can leave the game on hold and continue playing even on the next day.
Spreading the time of play to a longer period enables all participants to complete the game while following all the safety rules. We recommend you to play the game in pairs or with family members and keep the distance with other players. Let’s follow the 2+2 rule and stay healthy!
In order to play, you have to download an application LOQUIZ from App Store/Google Play with a map of the city with 28 checkpoints to your smart device – 27 for the European Union countries and one for the European Union in general (in Tallinn there will be two extra checkpoints for the City of Tallinn and for eu-LISA).
The goal is to pass all destinations or checkpoints shown on the virtual map and collect points.
When arriving to a checkpoint, an arrival message and a multiple-choice question will open in your smart device. After answering the question, you can continue the journey to the next destination.
Even if the answer is incorrect, you will still have successfully passed the checkpoint and learned something new!
Since 9 May is also Mother's Day, it is a great opportunity to take your mother on a walk, to visit the flower installation on the town square and take a walk through Europe.
A flower carpet dedicated to mothers decorates the central squares of the cities
This year, Europe Day coincides with Mother´s Day. For festive events, we are used give flowers. Giving a flower is a symbolic and heartfelt gesture to show that you remember and care. To celebrate Mother's Day and Europe Day, we also give flowers - a huge flower carpet to the cities.
A flower carpet in the colours of the flags of the EU and Estonia will be decorating the central squares in Tallinn, Jõhvi, Narva, Põlva, Võru, Pärnu, Haapsalu, Kärdla and Kuressaare. The designer of the flower installation is Maali Roomet-Allese.
Tallinn Freedom Square will be decorated with a total of 11 000 plants. The flower selection consists of blue, white and yellow pansies, combined with alpine strawberries, mint and melissa.
The flower carpets will be dedicated to all Estonian mothers who deserve special attention on this day.
At the end of the day, we will give the flowers forming the carpet to those mothers who have to work on Mother´s Day this year and have worked under enormous pressure in hospitals, rescue centres, schools and kindergartens throughout the whole crisis.
Tallinn – Freedom Square Kuressaare
Europe Day activities
Let’s celebrate Europe Day in Instagram!
Show us how you play the Europe Day orienteering game!
How to participate?
- Post an Instagram story or a post about your participation in the Europe Day orienteering game. Share with us which is your favourite destination, with whom you play the game and what are your emotions?
- Tag @ep_tallinn and @euroopakomisjon and use hashtag #Euroopapäev2021!
For us to see a photo or video you post, your Instagram profile must be public.
Amongst all participants in the Instagram game, we will draw prizes - an Apple clock and two JBL portable speakers.
Europe Day photo contest for students
Students aged 15-19 are invited to take part in the photo contest dedicated to Europe Day. The contest is part of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme. Take photos on the topic “Europe in my life” and send them to us with a short description in Estonian, Russian or English. One student can submit up to five photos.
Submit your photos by 31 May here.
Test your memory and skills!
Test your memory in the Europe Day Memory game. Click on photos, remember their location and open them in pairs.
Test your skills in an environmental game. This summer, single use plastic products will be banned in the European Union. Try to catch environmentally friendly products, but avoid those that harm the environment!
The main organisers of Europe Day events are the Representation of the European Commission in Estonia, the European Parliament Office and the Europe Direct Information Centres. We carry out activities in cooperation with EU Member States’ embassies and eu-LISA.
What is Europe Day?
Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic Schuman Declaration . At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable. His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman's proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.