Uzhhorod National University is a co-organizer of the charity fair dedicated to Europe Day
On Saturday, May 22, 2021, a number of events were held to celebrate Europe Days in Ukraine. One of them was a charity fair, which took place on Teatralna Square in Uzhhorod. Its co-organizers were Uzhhorod National University, the Department of Euroregional Cooperation of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, the Department of Education, the Department of Culture, Youth and Sports, the Department of International Cooperation and Innovation of Uzhhorod City Council. During the fair, 7,270 hryvnias were raised, and all funds have been be donated to the treatment of UzhNU student Iryna Medvid.
10 European countries were represented at the fair - Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Poland, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain. Guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural traditions of different countries, to taste national dishes. There was also a concert performend by a brass band of Uzhhorod Musical College named after D. E. Zador conducted by an Honored Artist of Ukraine Ferenc Tomych.
"Ukraine is a European country and we celebrate Europe Day every year. Last weekend we supported European environmental initiatives by planting trees and shrubs, and today we have a charity fair to support our student Iryna Medvid. And we are very glad that there is such an opportunity to support those of our students who need it very much," said the Vice-Rector of UzhNU Ihor Korol.
The participants of the fair actively invited guests to get acquainted with the traditions and culture of the European countries, as well as to buy delicacies that are associated with a particular European nation.
"The purpose of this holiday is to present different European countries, to get acquainted with their culture, we also distribute small leaflets that contain information about a country and present the dishes of the country. There is a native speaker in each tent, and people ask with curiosity how certain words are translated. There are also people who do not want to taste anything, they just want to donate money to help our student. In general, the atmosphere here is great,” says Ivan Bon, a fifth-year student at the Faculty of Foreign Philology.
There will also be and intellectual Brain Ring as part of the celebration of Europe Days, where the teams of Uzhhorod National University students and schoolchildren of Uzhhorod will compete.