Keynote by H.E Marc Ungeheuer, Ambassador and Head of Delegation
09 May 2013
LT 602, NTU@one-north campus,
Executive Centre, 11 Slim h5 Rise (off North Buona Vista Road), Singapore 138664
On 9 May 2013, the EU Centre celebrated Europe Day with our annual open house.
Europe Day was celebrated to mark the day the French Minister Robert Schuman unveiled his plan for the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community where sovereignty would be pooled on coal and steel production among its members to make war between historic rivals France and Germany “not merely unthinkable, but materially impossible”. A historic first step was taken on this day to build a European community living in peace.
The theme of peace in Europe was taken up by the EU Ambassador to Singapore, H.E Marc Ungeheuer, in his keynote speech. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the EU serves as a reminder of its achievements in the midst of economic and financial challenges, he noted. Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu, Regional Representative of EURAXESS Links ASEAN, spoke on the network for European and non-European for researchers, EURAXESS Links. The latter also provides information about research in Europe, European research policy, opportunities for research funding, for international collaboration and for trans-national mobility.
The highlight of the open house was the quiz competition which tested our guests on their knowledge of the EU. Eight participants walked home with book voucher prizes, one of whom had a perfect score in Round One.
If you missed the quiz, you can still test your knowledge of EU affairs here - the quiz questions and answers can be downloaded from the top right hand corner of this article posting.
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