On 10 and 16 May this year, in Chisinau and Soroca, the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI) participated alongside of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration and other public authorities of the country in the celebration of Europe Day in the European Village. The event is organized annually by the European Union Delegation to Moldova and records the anniversary of the Declaration of 9 May 1950 of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Schuman, day considered as the date of initiation of European integration.
In the European Village were organized various activities, participants presenting information on ongoing projects funded by the European Union, also being shared elements of national cultures and cuisines.
The event was opened on 10 May by the President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, who in his message welcomed the beautiful intention of EU Delegation to Moldova to organize the European Village, reiterating the importance of continuing the European course. At the same time, Mr. Nicolae Timofti thanked the representatives of the 19 EU Member States embassies accredited in Moldova for fruitful contribution in organizing this extraordinary event.
On May 16, in the official ceremony of inauguration of the International Medieval Festival “Days of Soroca Fortress – The Rebirth of a Legend”, held in the context of the Europe Day, attended by the President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, Chairman of Parliament Adrian Candu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Chiril Gaburici, Head of EU Delegation to Moldova Pirkka Tapiola and other senior officials.
The festival was held over two days, marking the completion of renovation of the Soroca Fortress in the project Cross Border Cooperation Programme Romania – Ukraine – Moldova “Medieval Jewelry: Hotin, Soroca, Suceava – Mejekss”, which was aimed at creating “bridges” between the three countries. The program also promotes a greater interaction between people and communities living in border areas. After restoration, Soroca Fortress will enter the European and international tourism circuit, representing an extremely valuable historical monument.
State Agency on Intellectual Property has used these occasions to promote information on the implementation of European values in the field of intellectual property and to inform the public about the projects undertaken by AGEPI with the EU assistance. Visitors of the European Village were familiarized with the activities of our institution, with publications developed by AGEPI with the support of European partners, having the opportunity to know the TecTnet Technology Transfer Network project, developed under a TEMPUS Project by a Moldova-European consortium, part of which is also AGEPI.