Celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty [fr]
On January 22, 2018, the Eurocampus Manila celebrated the Franco-German friendship on the occasion of the commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the signature of the Elysée Treaty. The celebration included an exhibition and a friendly football game, as well as speeches and presentations by officials and students illustrating the strong ties shared by France and Germany.
French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and German Ambassador Gordon Kricke honored the event by delivering speeches that highlighted the importance of the Franco-German friendship. Two of the founding fathers of the Eurocampus, Mr. Michael Räuber and Mr. Louis-Paul Heussaff, also attended the ceremony.
Students from the German European School Manila (GESM) and the Lycée Français de Manille (LFM), which share the Eurocampus, prepared presentations which exhibited how and why learning the French and the German languages, as part as their respective curricula, is important to them. Eurocampus does not only offer the students the opportunity to develop their language skills, but also contributes to the Franco-German project on a daily basis through a strong and constantly growing cooperation between the two schools.
The "Golden Feather" writing contest, the latest project of the Eurocampus, was also launched during the event. Finally, prizes were awarded to the winners of the "Elysée Treaty Quiz."
The ceremony ended as the guests gathered at the football field to witness a friendly French-German football match, the kickoff of which was led by the French and German Ambassadors.
On the 55th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty this year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment and their determination to further deepen the cooperation between France and Germany, in accordance with the spirit and the values of the Elysée Treaty, which, among others, aimed to bring the citizens of the two countries closer to each other.
Meanwhile, the Eurocampus Manila celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, making the cooperation between the two schools, the common Franco-German project, and their friendship and values more meaningful and stronger as ever.