Global Dimension for Esimit Europa Project: Recognition by United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, received Igor Simčič, founder of the Esimit Europa project on the official meeting at the UN headquarters in New York as a sign of recognition of endeavours of the project that has been connecting nations, countries and people in pursuit of common success for 20 years already.

Igor Simcic with United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Igor Simcic with United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was enthusiastic about the concept behind the Esimit Europa project

With the reception of the founder of the project, Igor Simčič, by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Esimit Europa has received an illustrious recognition for being a good example of the implementation of the United Nations’ values.

The Esimit Europa project was founded with the aim of uniting people and promoting stronger collaboration between the European countries, as well as with a vision of building bridges between the worlds of sports, diplomacy, social responsibility, culture and business.

The recognition of the project, represented by the Esimit Europa 2 yacht and its multinational crew, by the Secretary-General proves that the project is a good example and a unique platform for a cooperation of different spheres, growing into a worldwide dimension.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, was enthusiastic about the concept behind the Esimit Europa project, which he believes includes all the most important values that are also embraced by the United Nations such as collaboration, responsibility and mutual trust.

During the official meeting on 6 February 2015 that was carried out in a friendly atmosphere, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon showed his respect and interest in the project by stating: "I am very much interested in your project and how the United Nations can help you and how you can help the United Nations. What you are doing is very important since you are helping us a lot in obtaining peace, development and harmony. I wish you all the best with the implementation of the project also on other continents."

The Esimit Europa project is proud to represent one such example and to help to deepen United Nations’ values with the help of the unifying power of sport for the last 20 years.

“The Esimit Europa project is promoting the idea of successfully uniting people and countries, for the brighter future of the world. H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon’s appreciation of the Esimit Europa project’s achievements with the help of the unifying power of sport, is a great motivation for us to carry the Esimit Europa project one step further by spreading our message also to other continents like Australia, Asia and the Americas.” Igor Simčič, founder of the Esimit Europa project, said at this occasion.

About the Esimit Europa project:
The sailing yacht Esimit Europa 2 and its multinational crew of world’s best sailors coming from 11 different countries represent the Esimit Europa project. By its consecutive winning performances on the most demanding regattas the yacht with its main sponsor Gazprom and official partner BMW has remained unbeaten on the sea. It carries the message of a successful and united Europe around the world. Esimit Europa is more than a sailing project. With its diplomatic efforts it has always been dedicated to promoting the idea of overcoming borders by establishing common goals and symbols. Today with the support of its endorsers it became a key player in establishing sports, diplomatic and business connections throughout Europe, associating them with social responsibility and culture within its activities. Since 2006 the Esimit Europa project is under the patronage of the European Commission and since 2002 has the official support of the President of the European Parliament. This was renewed in 2012 by the present President Martin Schultz, and thus the right to use the European symbols - since then the Esimit Europa is the only boat in the world flying the European flag. The project has received official supports by some of the most important diplomats in Europe, like, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Presidents of the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Cyprus and several prime ministers and ministers of other European countries.

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Eldina Knez
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