The EU Whiz 2018, an inter-collegiate quiz challenging the students’
knowledge of the European Union, EU institutions and EU-Philippine
relations, was held on April 18, 2018, at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P., Building, UST, Manila.
The University of Asia and the Pacific emerged as the champion for this year’s EU Whiz. The 12 participating institutions included: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Far Eastern University, Manila, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippine Women’s University, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of the East, Caloocan,
and University of the Philippines, Diliman.
European Union Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Franz Jessen, in his message, encouraged the youth to create a better world for the future and said: “At the end of the day, you have to make sure that you work with your partners around the world, to make sure that in the future, the world is even more peaceful and more prosperous and if possible, even a happier place than the one we know today.”
Also present were: EU Delegation to the Philippines First Secretary for
Political, Press, and Information Section Mr. Jerome Riviere, EU Delegation to the Philippines Attaché Ms. Maria Lampoudi, EU Delegation to the Philippines Information Officer Mr. Robert Leon, EU Delegation to the Philippines Public Affairs Officer Ms. Thelma Gecolea, and UST
Office of Public Affairs Director Assoc. Prof. Giovanna V. Fontanilla, Ph.D., A.P.R. The inter-collegiate quiz was organized to encourage the Filipino
youth to learn more about the Philippine and European Union relations and to familiarize themselves with the role of the European Union in the Philippines.