The European Commission Representation in Lithuania said that 22,000 people have registered to take the exam.
As in the previous years, schoolchildren are the most active participants, with the exam taking place in over 400 schools as well as higher schools, state institutions, and nongovernmental organizations. This year, business enterprises also joined the initiative for the first time.
Individual people will be able to take the exam until May 12 logging onto http://www.pazinkeuropa.lt/ or Facebook.
"This year, the exam on Europe is special as Lithuania will take over the presidency of the EU Council for the first time, and 2013 has been declared the European Year of Citizens. So I am inviting all people of Lithuania to take the exam on Europe, compete by means of your knowledge and also learn more things about Europe," Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said in a statement.
The exam has been organized since 2010. This year, some of the questions are related to the Lithuanian EU presidency, rights and duties of European citizens.