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Europe Day 2022

Competition for young people — smart and green solutions for my hometown

In cooperation with the popular science competition show Rakett69 and the KVARK science theatre, a green solutions contest for schoolchildren Rohelend Rakett69-ga (“Green flight with Rakett69”) has been announced. The contest invites schoolchildren to submit their ideas for green solutions in their hometown, municipality, Estonia or in the whole Europe.

Pupils from 7 to 12 grades are invited to participate in the contest. The team can consist of 1-5 students from the same class, hobby group or friendship. When registering an idea, one must select the region where he/she aims to participate in the final contest.

In each region - Kuressaare, Pärnu, Tallinn, Narva, Tartu and Võru – a special selection committee selects three ideas, which will be further developed with the help of experienced mentors. On Europe Day, the jury will select the winner of each region in the idea pitching competition. As a prize, the winning teams will be awarded a to a two-day trip to Brussels!

In addition, they can spend a splendid day with their class or friends at Rakett69 Science Studios or AHHAA Science Center, or invite the KVARK Science Theater to visit them.

Europe Day seminar

On 9 May 12-13.00 we will discuss at a Europe Day seminar what Europe Day means to us and how to celebrate peace not victory on that day.

The debate will be attended by President Alar Karis, entrepreneur and investor Sten Tamkivi and the Estonian winner of the Juvenes Translatores translation contest of the European Commission, GAG student, Anna Milena Linder. The debate will be chaired by Vivian Loonela, Head of the European Commission Representation in Estonia. 

At the end of the seminar, we will announce the 2022 European of the Year in Estonia.

The seminar can be followed live on our website, Facebook page and ERR online.