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Debates on Energy Efficiency Issues in Eurovillage

On June, 19 from 13.30 till 14.30 participants and organizers of Eurovillage, that was located on European square in Kyiv from June, 2 till July, 1 this year, within the framework of football championship “Euro-2012”, European specialists in energy efficiency sphere, representatives of Ukrainian debates community became the spectators of debates on topic “We will not care for the environment of neighbor countries”… Such provocative topic does not leave indifferent also football fans and regular passers under the Arch of Peoples Friendship in Kyiv where the Eurovillage was situated.

International Debate Club in Eurovillage. EURO’2012, Kyiv

The debates became an interactive presentation of Agency for Private Initiative Development project (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine) “By saving energy we are saving the future” that was implemented in cooperation with “Ecologic” Association (Maramureş County, Romania) by co-financing of the European Union in the frameworks of ENPI cross-border cooperation Programme “Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine, 2007-2013”

Students’ debaters from the international debaters club show to the spectators how the debates can be used for energy efficient technologies promotion and discussion of the state’s role in maintaining the general ecological safety. Participants and guests of Eurovillage look with a great interest at the publications of the project “By saving energy we are saving the future. Materials for the debates concerning Energy Efficiency Issues” and maps of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine and Maramureş County, Romania energy efficiency objects.

At the same time exhibition of energy efficiency innovations of other Ukrainian organizations and European neighbors evoke an interest among students’ debaters. They were impressed by solar collectors’ presentations that were created by Ukrainian pupils and great number of different energy efficiency innovations and projects that was presented by German participants.

Young debaters express their gratitude to Eurovillage organizers for great organization of the event, perfect conditions of the presentation and warm atmosphere created in hot Kyiv during the Euro-2012.

Mykhaylo Tkach, Ivano-Frankivsk

Zdorov Olexiy, Kyiv