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The City of Munich held on January 17th a big farewell party to the European Year 2012, in which it was actively involved with a special programme including 200 different events, from lectures to courses, excursions and concerts.
Hosted by the town’s Deputy Mayor, Christine Strobl, the celebration was also a way to honour and give thanks to all the people, entities and associations involved in the successful organisation of the EY2012 in Munich.
"Thanks to the European Year, the city had the opportunity to show the diversity and the positive aspects of ageing, to create awareness and promote volunteering and the active participation of older people in society, as well as improving relations between generations. Our goals have been reached", said Ms. Strobl.
The party, held in the Town Hall, included the awards ceremony of the Best Intergenerational Project competition. The winners are:
At the end of the event some senior citizens performed in front of the audience and showed their skills: an old actress read poems from Erich Kästner, an old dancer (81 years) tap-danced, and a choir of old men and women sang some famous songs.