On the occasion of Europe Day - May 9 - famous personalities from the political, cultural and sports elite of Bulgaria read interesting and funny stories dedicated to peace and unity in the EU. The large-scale public reading under the title "Stories for Europe" presented a total of 12 selected texts from among the dozens of authors who participated in the festive edition of "Postbox for Tales".
The "Stories for Europe" project is a joint initiative of the Information Bureau of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria and is implemented in partnership with "Postbox for Tales", especially for the celebration of the international holiday of May 9.
The stories were read by the ambassador of the Republic of France in Bulgaria, H. E. Xavier Lapert de Caban, journalists Dragomir Simeonov, Milena Milotinova, Kamen Alipiev, Nikolai Kolev and Rumen Yovchev, historian and teacher Emil Jasim, actors Konstantin Lungov, Maya Bezhanska and Silvia Petkova, the young writer and opera singer Mila Mihova, as well as the heads of the EP Information Bureau and the EC Representation in Bulgaria Teodor Stoychev and Ognyan Zlatev. The event was attended by representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Bulgaria, journalists, politicians, and authors of stories.
“Lutenitsa Spot”, “Lemonade”, “A Story of Europe”, “Hello Nicole” are just some of the titles of the stories. Humor, romance, self-irony and sarcasm made listeners and viewers laugh, moved and saddened, made them think during the event. In most stories, the main theme turned out to be "the search" - the search for answers, the search for oneself, the search for love.
A quest recreated in the experiences of the characters, who are Europeans with different fates, who ended up in different places around the continent. Comparing the Bulgarian reality with the primordial values of the EU, as well as the perception of these values by Bulgarians in Bulgaria and abroad, are topics thanks to which the main message of the festive reading of "Stories of Europe" came to light.
"If we teach our children from a young age the European values of unity, equality and tolerance, we will build a better European Union - a union not only between countries, but also between ourselves" (from "Little Peter and his big question", author: Svetlozar Karabelov).
The reading of the stories was broadcast live on BNT2, on the website of the European Parliament: www.europarl.bg, as well as on the Facebook page of the Information Bureau of the EP via Facebook Live.
The videos of all "Stories about Europe" from the festive "Mailbox for Tales" will be available to watch again at: www.europarl.bg.
The Stories for Europe project was carried out in partnership with Story Mailbox.
Media partners were BNT, "24 chasa" newspaper, as well as vesti.bg, dariknews.bg, managernews.bg, Bulgaria ON AIR, dnes.bg and kmeta. bg.