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250 employees, ie 800 peopleare registered for the 2022 edition of The Europ Invasion, which will run from July 30 to August 21, 2022from La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) to Beauvais (Oise) through 20 other European countries.
All the time driving only in 205 Peugeot.
The war in Ukraine was questionable
Producer Jérémy Blandin with Benjamin Laidin of the event The organizing company is located in Blain (Loire-Atlantique)recounts how this European journey grew:
“For the past two years, we have not been able to provide Europ Raid. By 2020, we were in the middle of a covid and last year, it was still difficult to get started.”
But this summer 2022, 250 employees should leave.
Jérémy admits that despite the war in Ukraine, they were “worried”, but so far, he declares that there has been no controversy.
We crossed the Ukraine only once, during our first edition in 2014, and stopped at the Les Chérubins orphanage in Lviv. In the years that followed, our route changed, but we still pass through border countries such as Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. We do not go near the borders.
Help for Ukrainians in meditation
The war in Ukraine sees the Europ Raid think about solidarity aid.
“The European invasion invasion of cohesive events where participants are tasked with collecting, transporting and distributing 70 kilograms of school, sports or medical equipment in special schools in Eastern Europe. In just six years, more than 65 tons of school supplies were distributed in this way in about twenty schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. »
In the current context, the “cohesive” side of the invasion can take a different direction.
So far, our partners have not provided us with specific features. But we are thinking about how to direct our solidarity measures to the Ukrainians.
The reflection on which both the producers and members of the Europ Raid will be further strengthened. ” We are going to reunite in May or June. We will see our partners on the site, this will allow us to define the requirements directly. On our return, we will inform the attendants of the cohesive side of the race. »
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