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Opportunity Europe and Beyond fair and exhibition show

On 14th & 15th of October, the European Parliament Office in the UK participated in the annual two-day Opportunity Europe and Beyond fair and exhibition show, held in St. Georges Market, Belfast.

This award-winning event, which was attended by around 1300 schoolchildren from around Northern Ireland, is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland and highlights European links and helps participants find out about working, studying, volunteering and travelling throughout Europe and beyond.  Most of the children passed by our stand  and our materials were extremely popular especially our materials about how the European Parliament  and also our maps and wallcharts.
The event encourages understanding and enjoyment of the variety of different cultures in Northern Ireland, Europe and beyond and brought together a vibrant programme of events, including music, dance, quizzes, visual arts, food, workshops, exhibition stands and discussions.

It helps promote linguistic and cultural diversity and highlights Northern Irelands European and international links.

As 2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between the Generations there were also workshops and exhibition stands will reflected and promoted intergenerational activity.