To mark Europe Day 2022, the Office of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina is organising a number of activities across the country that celebrate the talent and cultural riches of our continent with a special focus on young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the European Year of Youth. Moreover, messages of solidarity with Ukraine and unwavering support for the country’s citizens will feature as a key element of the programme of activities. These will be the first Europe Day activities organised with large public events since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Europe Day 2022 activities will start in Travnik on 5 May, with a charity football match featuring renowned stars and athletes from BiH and Croatia. They will continue in Trebinje on 6-7 May with a classical music concert, a visit to Trebinje’s market to discover the tastes of Herzegovina and meet producers who have benefited from EU assistance, a meeting with young people to discuss their hopes for the future as well as reconciliation, coexistence and solidarity and sponsorship of the Trebinje Regatta.
On 8 May, the History Museum in Sarajevo will be turned into a ‘Garden of Youth’, with an all-day programme of street art, theatre and film, ending with a public concert with energetic musical performances from four Banja Luka based MCs Venok, Danza, Bogi, Baskjat followed by Kerim Panjeta – Stoposto, Black Beriz, Macha Ravel – Muha and Adnan Hamidović Frenkie and enriched by visual installations by Adis Kutkut Billain. The Office of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina will also be sponsoring the Banja Luka Half Marathon on 8 May.
From 12 May, the tradition of European Film Days at Sarajevo’s Meeting Point cinema will recommence, after two years of being suspended by the pandemic, opening with the Ukrainian film ‘The Wild Fields’. On 14 May the EU GrandPrix at Sarajevo’s International Photography Festival will be awarded in the City Hall.
Throughout May, cultural activities including art, literature, music and theatre events will be organised across Bosnia and Herzegovina in cities including Bijeljina, Fojnica, Gradačac, Čapljina, Cazin, Bihać, Konjic, Lukavac, Stolac, Kakanj and Zenica.