European Neighbours' Day

2007 was our second year of participation, and this year we successfully involved more local neighbourhoods in the celebration.

Concerning the praparation of the event, we had meetings with resident representatives in four different local communities, and with the local schools, sport clubs, etc. In one area the school declared the hole schooldays as a neighbours day, involving both pupils and parents in the preparation and the neighbourhood gathering.

In four local neighbourhood we had a celebration program from 16:00 to 20:00, where they gathered around an outdoor meal, with singing, childrens street-games, games and competitions for all ages, and entertainment by the local school children.

All generations and many different cultures were represented.

Bjarte Hoysoeter , Bergen