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T is for Teacher: World Teachers’ Day

Today, 5 October, is World Teachers’ Day. The day, created by UNESCO in 1994, aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. There are approximately 60 million teachers and 12.5 billion people in education worldwide (according to UNESCO figures). That’s a […]

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Latvia: Žaneta Jaunzeme-Grende

Arti­cle by Žaneta Jaunzeme-Grende, Minister for Culture: Latvian Song and Dance Celebration Tradition  During the 19th century, the tradition of public song celebration festivals as a European cultural phenomenon was born and spread as a patriotic movement, throughout several European countries, including the Baltic region. The first overall public celebration of songs took place in Latvia […]

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Cyprus: Giorgos Demosthenous

Arti­cle by Giorgos Demosthenous, Min­is­ter of Education and Culture: Cultural heritage can be items of a historical nature or items of present day creation. From all items in Europeana I choose to present this video that combines both elements by showing the process of the digital imprint of this remarkable monument, the church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better […]

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Malta: Mario de Marco

Arti­cle by Mario de Marco, Minister for Tourism, Environment and Culture: Les Gavroches is undeniably one of Antonio Sciortino’s most famous sculptures. It was originally located in the iconic Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta from where one can enjoy spectacular views of Malta’s Grand Harbour. The statue was placed there in 1907 shortly after its acquisition […]

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International Day for Tolerance

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, of opinion and expression, and that education should promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups”.  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948   16 November is the International Day for Tolerance. This date was chosen in 1995 by the United […]

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