Erasmus + -AG at the European Festival in Hanover

A report by Marion Arth

The ERASMUS-AG of the Gymnasium Unter den Eichen Uetze met on May 11, 2019 in Hannover, to stroll together on the European festival on the Opernplatz. The motto of the festival “Together for Europe”, which should focus on the diversity of Europe in the Hannover region, went well with the current ERASMUS + project “FIT for europe” of the Gymnasium.

They met with the teachers Dirk Früchtemeyer, Verena Everding and Dr. med. Frauke Perl in front of the Europahaus, to try out the “Wahl-o-Mat” together with the Lower Saxony State Office for Political Education.

After that, various booths were visited, i.a. the state of Bulgaria, one of the partner countries of the project “F.I.T. for europe “

Finally, a quiz was held at the EIZ booth, in addition to interesting discussions, in which a new European flag was won as the prize. Together all questions could be answered and the banner became the property of ERASMUS + -AG. The flag was immediately used for an unexpected photo session at the LEADER Region Aller-Fuhse-Aue, where the municipality of Uetze was also represented. There, the students met with the mayor of the municipality and the first parish councilor as well as with the Lower Saxony Minister for Federal and European Affairs Birgit Honé. It goes without saying that this opportunity should not pass unused; In addition to stimulating discussions, a shared souvenir photo was taken along.

At the end of the excursion, the culinary offer of Spain, France and Germany was tested and approved. Even if the festival had been given slightly higher temperatures and sun, the interesting stands and the stimulating and informative talks and contacts were worth the trip to Hannover. A big thank you to the organizers of this great event; it has strengthened our conviction that there is no alternative: Together for Europe – and we are there!