Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name 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 Finnmark in Norway, …

South Wind Blows

Logo Recommended listening: Ireland’s fabulous music show South Wind Blows – rte.ie/radio1/south-wind-blows – is presented by Philip King and crafted on the edge of Europe, from the most westerly tip. “The music is eclectic and personal, informed by Kings’ own music odyssey spanning more than 30 years and enriched by his personal archive collected out …

Ireland

Photo: VM, Temple Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Headlines Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels Recommended Listening South Wind Blows Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE) …

Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one …

European Year of Cultural Heritage

Logo 2018 was the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The European Year showcased the wealth and diversity of Europe’s cultural heritage, highlighting its role in driving economic and social development, and in creating a shared sense of identity and building Europe’s future. More than 6 million people took part in over 11,700 events across 37 …

Spain

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Picos de Europa Spain is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula and is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay and to the northwest and west by the …

Wales

Photo: David Nichols, St David’s: St Justinian Wales (Cymru) is a very green and largely rural country which is part of the United Kingdom bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Kudos to the country for its work on digital inclusion. Parks Brecon Beacons National Park …

Italy

Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …