Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi opened a travelling exhibition introducing euro in Tartu Lõunakeskus.

Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi opened a travelling exhibition introducing euro in Tartu Lõunakeskus.
11. 11. 2010
 

The exhibition gives the people who live in South-Estonia the possibility to receive answers to the questions related to euro before the adoption of it. Pille Vaher from the European Commission's Representation participated also in the opening.

Exhibition visitor receives thorough information about how and where the banknotes are made and the structure and security features of the banknotes are introduced as well. Among other topics, they speak about euro's place in the world and about the benefits euro brings along. The exhibition also gives an overview of the history of euro and functioning of the European Monetary Union.

The newly opened Euro Exhibition is contemporary and interactive – a lot of touch screen displays and audio-visual elements have been used. The visitors can also participate in seminars and quizzes.

„The Euro Exhibition is not only about banknotes and coins but it also presents the opportunities created by the European Union and our single currency”, said Pille Vaher, on behalf of the European Commission's Representation in Estonia at the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition organizers have thought about children as well. A separate area has been established for them where they can play computer games, do a jigsaw, draw euros and divide countries on the magnetic map of Europe. Children can familiarize themselves with the back sides of the coins, which are individual in each country using euro and they can explore the history of euro by travelling through history.