The EU and the Ministry of Education last week awarded Palestinian students from across the West Bank who participated in the “Know Europe” competition, organised on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Rome Treaties (25th March).
In Palestine, to celebrate this anniversary, the EU organised, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the “Know Europe” Information Competition. Around 400 students from six governorates of the West Bank and 54 schools participated in the competition.
EU Representative to the West Banck and the Gaza Strip Ralph Tarraf and Palestinian Minister of Education Dr. Sabri Saidam prized the three winning teams from three different schools in Nablus, East Jerusalem, and Jenin. The team winning the first place was Surra Girls School from Nablus. The competition was based on questions related to the European Union as well as EU Member States.
“On this occasion, we reaffirm that we will continue to be a strong, cooperative and reliable power. This is an opportunity to remember where the EU came from, and above all how far it has come. Our partners in the world and Palestinians here know what we stand for. We stand for multilateralism, for human rights, for democracy and for international cooperation,” said EU Representative Ralph Tarraf. “Our message today will be communicated by young Palestinian students: unity and peace guarantee a better future for all of us around the world as well as here in Palestine. In this case, if one wins then we are all winners; simple yet meaningful exercise students demonstrated today,” he added.
Office of EU Representative in Jerusalem
The European Union and the Palestinians – Facebook page