Congratulations to Europia who won the Inspirational Community Award, sponsored by CDL, at our annual Birthday Party on Friday 9th February.

The Inspirational Community Group award is in recognition of an established community group or project that has made a meaningful and significant impact and has continued to inspire, strengthen and connect local people to make a difference. The award was presented by Frank Robinson of CDL.

Based in Manchester, Europia work to support, educate, empower and represent East and Central Europeans across Greater Manchester to prosper in their communities. A range of opportunities are offered, from help with learning English to permanent residency advice, and they even put on a spectacular show at the 2017 Manchester Day Parade. Europia really try to engage with a wide range of people, and can offer support in 13 different European languages!

One community member told us the difference Europia makes to her life: “We work, start families, buy houses… But we all need some help with our daily challenges – lack of language, lack of knowledge of British law, hate crime incidents, health issues and general wellbeing as well as simply being homesick and lonely. Europia fills that gaps for many people and I am very grateful for it!”

Congratulations Europia for being truly inspiring!