Europe Day at St. Pölten UAS Captured the European Spirit Ahead of EU Elections

Bringing the European Union to the campus, the E³UDRES² Team at St. Pölten UAS, Austria, declared the 15th of May 2024 the "Europe Day" at the Austrian higher education institution. As part of the broader EU Matters campaign, this event brought together employees and students for a day filled with engaging activities and informative sessions, all held in the bright and spacious Aula B of the university of applied sciences.

The event fostered a deeper understanding of the European Union and the upcoming European Parliament elections. A series of fun activities, such as a treasure hunt across the campus, a showcase of the entries submitted to the EU Matters Video Competition or a voting column on whether you will exercise your right to vote in the upcoming eu elections ensured an enriching experience for all attendees. One of the main attractions was the E³UDRES² Science Pub Quiz: EU Edition. Participants tested their knowledge of the European Union in a fun and competitive atmosphere. With free drinks and popcorn, the quiz offered a chance to learn more about the EU while enjoying a relaxed and social setting.

Visitors at the Europe Day enjoying a hot coffee from the Coffee Bus, kindly provided by EuropeDirect Austria. (c) Ramona Mauthner

Highlighting innovative projects

During the Europe Day, an exhibition on EU projects at St. Pölten UAS showcased the various EU-funded projects being undertaken at the university. This exhibition highlighted the innovative research and collaborative efforts that underscore the institution’s contribution to the European research community. Free coffee from the EuropeDirect coffee bus, kindly provided by the EuropeDirect office of Lower Austria, added to the event's charm. Attendees enjoyed complimentary coffee, making it a perfect spot to take a break, network with fellow participants, and discuss the day's events.

Information materials on the EU elections provided detailed insights into the electoral process, the importance of voting, and how the elections shape the future of the European Union. These booths were designed to encourage civic participation and awareness among the university community. With the European Parliament elections approaching, the event provided a strong statement to the value of democracy and unity in the European Union.


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