Heritage Week in Ireland 2018

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 18-26, 2018. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is …

Norway Links

Norway flag Links relate to Norway presented in a somewhat random fashion: Holidays May 17 National Day of Norway (Norwegian Constitution Day) Headlines Rjukan: The town that needs giants mirrors to see the sun for six months every year http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-07/rjukan-needs-mirrors-to-see–sun-for-six-months-every-year/9283984 https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/climate-change-melting-pre-viking-artifacts-out-of-norways-glaciers/ http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2017/12/20/fm-radio-norways-network-neutrality-majority-still-opposes-shutdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/10/norways-push-for-arctic-oil-and-gas-threatens-paris-climate-goals-study http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/04/5000-year-old-norwegian-rock-carving-vandalized/88061452 Events July 13-17 http://www.riddu.no https://twitter.com/Riddu https://www.facebook.com/RidduRiddu https://www.flickr.com/photos/riddu Flickr visitsorlandet Fylkesarkivet i …

Sámi Links

Sámi flag Links related to the Sámi presented in somewhat random fashion: Sámi Events Sámi Easter Festival Riddu Riddu Jokkmokk Winter Fair Headlines Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access No Room for Sweden’s Reindeer Fjord Fiesta: Norway’s Best and Most Scenic Summer Festivals Sweden’s indigenous Sami people win rights battle …

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Lappish people, the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). the Sami flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The Sámi people live in four countries and have no national state of their own. The provinces …

Sweden Links

Sweden Flag Links related to Sweden presented in somewhat random fashion Language Swedish (Svenska) 2018 Wildfires https://www.thelocal.se/20180807/opinion-swedens-stretched-firefighters-need-more-support https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Sweden_wildfires New: Simon Stalenhag http://www.simonstalenhag.se Amazon Orders Sci-Fi Series ‘Tales From the Loop’ Headlines https://www.fastcompany.com/3063204/these-swedish-bike-apartments-are-designed-for-life-without-cars Marknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We aim high”) Sweden mulls future of Arctic sleeper trains – …

Stockholm

Photo: Royston Rascals, Metro Headlines stockholms-new-abba-museum-opens-with-big-tourism-hopes Twitter @slowstockholm @visitstockholm @sthlmresilience @naturhistoriska References Current time Weather Museums http://www.nrm.se – @naturhistoriska Elsewhere on the Web Stockholm Stockholm http://www.slowtravelstockholm.com – @slowstockholm Planeta.com Sweden Cities

Tbilisi, Georgia Hosts European Ecotourism Conference #EuroEco18

Photo: Beniamin Netan The 5th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Tbilisi, Georgia September 10-14, 2018.  Hashtag: #EuroEco18 The main objective of this conference is to provide a platform for stakeholders – researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as professionals throughout the continent and beyond – to present their research results and development activities on ecotourism. Key …

Norway

Photo: Lauri Rantala – Day trekkers having a break Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. …

Amsterdam

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Night While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherands, the seat of government is the Hague and the provincial capital is Haarlem. Natural World Amsterdam is located on the banks of two bodies of water, the IJ bay and the Amstel river. Cultural World Amsterdam is noted for many outstanding museums, including …

European Heritage Days

Poster The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe. The European Heritage Days have been organized since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The aim is to give concrete examples of how local communities can contribute to …