The European Cooperation Day is designed to celebrate the success of the European Territorial Cooperation and tell more people about the benefits of this kind of cooperation in the regions. Estonia - Latvia programme every year since 2012 is celebrating European Cooperation Day by organizing various events.
Past and future
Treimani – Ainaži 2015
For the first time the cross-border kick-bike ride was organized from Treimani (Estonia) to Ainaži (Latvia). The day was marked with joint clean-up of the shores of the Gulf of Riga and making sand sculptures.
Lilli – Ķoņi 2016
Already many more fans joined the kick-bike ride. This time from the Estonian border to Ķoņi mill. The programme also made a good use of the restored Seda river – Karksi-Nuia road, which also is the Baltic Way. Great improvements were done at the Lilli Nature Centre (Estonia) and inspiring workshops, like braed baking, were organized in Ķoņi Mill (Latvia).
Ape – Vastse Roosa 2017
On 23 September 2017 in Ape and Vastse Roosa Estonia – Latvia Programme celebrated Estonian-Latvian cooperation in the joint event “Tour de LatEst on kick-bike”. For the 3rd time the fans of kick-biking enjoyed the ride. In 2017 the veloroute “Tour de LatEst” and the Ape-Mõniste road - both were explored. Estonians and Latvians and few foreign guests worked jointly for the revival of the Ape manor park (Latvia) and then moved to Vastse Roosa (Estonia) for workshops and celebration of the day.
Our own initiative
European Cooperation Day is an communication initiative by Interact and a number of territorial cooperation programmes around Europe. During the day programmes are promoting the idea and benefits of territorial cooperation to people in the European Union and partner countries.
More information about European Cooperation Day events throughout Europe: www.ecday.eu