To celebrate Interreg Cooperation Day, the Cerveira-Tomiño Eurocity gave a nice and fun present away to more than 1000 Spanish and Portuguese children, from 6 to 12 years old.
This present was the tourist guide “The little big story – Eurocidade Cerveira-Tomiño”. On Wednesday 20/09/11, right at the beginning of the school year, this sharing had a more fun and interactive dimension due to the presence of the friendly mascot Mizi.
Vila Nova de Cerveira and Tomiño intend to increasingly assert themselves as a ‘family-friendly destination’. In this sense, this illustrated publication seeks to highlight the most emblematic places to visit in this cross-border territory.
With a very friendly profile and accessible speech, Mizi takes on the role of tour guide and promises to win the attention of families. Through different episodes, such as the arrival of the Romans, the independence of Portugal, the Restoration War or the French Invasion, Mizi explains the historical evolution of this cross-border territory.
The didactic nature surrounding the history of each municipality and the common cross-border relations that, in an informal way, have always existed even before the creation of the Cerveira-Tomiño Eurocity in 2018.
In addition to capturing the attention of little ones to the uniqueness of this cooperation between two territories of two countries, the publication was also born to encourage regular reading habits.
Mizy told “The little big story – Eurocidade Cerveira-Tomiño” using a combination of both Spanish and Portuguese, choosing to use one or the other , according to the language of the original text, using also the respective flag.
The objective is to also highlight the linguistic proximity, resulting from a shared historical origin, which contributes to further strengthening the bonds of friendship.
This children’s publication results from the approval of the AMIZADE project, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through INTERREG V-A POCTEP 2014-2020.
European Cooperation Day or Interreg Cooperation Day is celebrated annually on September 21st with multiple actions organized in different regions of Europe. They seek to highlight the potential and cultural richness present in the different countries that make up the European Union.