Europe House Dubrovnik, a Dubrovnik based association, is organizing the celebration of the European Day of Languages for the fifth year in a row. The program has been prepared in cooperation with a number of educational institutions, cultural associations and honorary consulates. Participants, mostly children and young people, will read, recite, sing and perform short plays - all in various languages. Tourists, no matter what country they come from, can join, and say some words or sing in their mother tongues, as well.
In the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik, in front of the St. Blaise Church, a celebration of European languages will be held tomorrow starting at 10.30.
The celebration of European linguistic diversity is the first activity in this year's program of Europe House Dubrovnik within the Time to Move campaign, a Europe wide collection of events for young people, organized every October by the Eurodesk platform, aiming to inform young people about various mobility opportunities.
As the knowledge of foreign languages contributes enormously to professional opportunities of young people in tourism, which is the main local economy, Europe House Dubrovnik and its partners mark with the program Let's Celebrate European (Linguistic) Diversity also the World Tourism Day (September 27).
Europski dom Dubrovnik / Europe House Dubrovnik (EHD) was founded in March 1995 as a non-profit, non-party and non-governmental association. The founding goals were to affirm the concept of European unification, to inform Croatian citizens, especially young people, on the progress of European integration, to foster their understanding, tolerance and dialogue with the citizens of other states, and to promote Croatia through cooperation with foreign governmental and non-governmental organizations.
EHD organizes educational workshops, lectures, exhibitions, round tables, media campaigns, celebrations for Europe Day, international seminars and conferences. Besides releasing its own publications, EHD also collects and distributes publications on various aspects of European integration, in several European languages.
Association's activities are mostly youth-oriented. One of EHD's current programmes is therefore Regional Youth Info Centre. But the doors of Europe House Dubrovnik are open to foreign visitors of Dubrovnik, too, as the association organizes every summer free-of-charge mini courses of Croatian language. More information about the courses, which, after four seasons, became the landmark of the association situated in an easy-to-find environment of Nikole Tesle Street in Dubrovnik, you can find here.