Christmas Actions, Athens, Greece

The Christmas Actions of “Love and warmth to the children of in-need families and homeless people from the Municipality of Nikaia – Rentis”, organized by the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands, took place on 17 December in Athens, Greece. Ms. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, visited the Homeless Social Structures and participated in this activity. She read to the children a Christmas fairy tale that highlights the values of friendship, love and affection and offered Christmas presents to everyone.

 

Launching Ceremony of a partnership of Cultural-Educational exchanges between youth from Romania and China, Beijing, China

A partnership of cultural-educational exchanges of youth between Romania and China in the summer of the year 2020 was established by EFUCA and Chinese UNESCO Clubs. During 7-14 December 2019, Dr.Daniela Popescu, President of the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (EFUCA), and Mrs. Georgiana Trifu, Director of the Youth Center from the Bucharest City Hall, were invited by Mr. Francis Pang, the founder of the Sino-Canadian school network, to participate this ceremony.

 

Future Folk Exhibition, Royal Costume, Paris, France

Future Folk Exhibition will take place between October 2 and 10, 2019 in Paris. The exhibition is organized by the Alumnus Club for UNESCO with support of the National Commissions for UNESCO from France and Romania, together with the municipalities of Paris and Bucharest, as well as the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs and Associations (EFUCA). The project will include a total of 30 conceptual fashion works signed by the Romanian designer.

The summer school on good practices in education for sustainable development, Bucharest, Romania

The Summer School which organized by the UNESCO Chair in Culture of Human Rights and Education for Sustainable Development in Pre-School and Primary Education in cooperation with the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO, the National Commission of France for UNESCO, the Federation European Association of Associations, Centers and Clubs UNESCO (FEACU) and the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, will include courses, workshops, panels, round tables, field studies on:

  • National and international documents serving education for sustainable development;
  • Policies and Strategies in Education for Sustainable Development;
  • Good practice in education for sustainable development;
  • Sharing ideas and putting ideas into practice.

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, Beijing, China

Mr. Tao Xiping, Honorary President of WFUCA, addressed a speech on the theme of “Strengthen international exchanges and boost AI+ education” at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education, co-organized by the Government of China and UNESCO, with the objective to study emerging AI technologies and innovative practices of the use of AI in education. More than 500 participants attended this conference, including high-level representatives from the Member States, representatives of UN agencies and international organizations, leaders of the AI industry, academic experts, policymakers and practitioners.

Call for application: Award Carrara Creative City – International Forum of young marble sculptors in Carrara

With the intention of celebrating the appointment of “Creative City” that UNESCO released to the city in 2017, the Italian Federation of Clubs and Centres for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Club for UNESCO in Carrara and the City of Carrara, organizes this Competition.

The Competition is addressed to young sculptors and public or legally recognized Academies’ students from all over the world, (sculpture section), aged between 18 and 35 years old at the application submission.

The deadline for the application’s submission is 14 June 2019 at 12 a.m.  (It will count the postmark). All applications must be sent, by post, to Comune di Carrara – Settore Cultura – Via Solferino, 1 – 2° piano – 54033 Carrara (MS)

For more detailed information about this competition please CLICK HERE.

Call for Nomination: 2nd International Youth Picture Book Festival on the theme “Picture Creating for Future”

The 2nd International Youth Picture Book Festival, organized by CNFUCA, Beijing Municipal UNESCO Clubs Association, and Beijing Institute of Education, in collaboration with the Experimental School Affiliated to Central Academy of Fine Arts, will take place in October 2019, Beijing, China.

Created in 2017, this festival aims to provide an opportunity for kids and teenagers to develop their interests and skills in the fine art field as well as to know and learn more about the diversity of culture. The International Youth Picture Book Festival is organized every two years. All the children and teenagers from 4 to 18 years old are invited to participate in this festival.

There is no limit to artwork in the style, technique, and form. Propylene, colored pencils, watercolors, oil paints, charcoal or ink painting, line-drawing, paper-cut, and printmaking, etc. are all accepted.

The deadline for the submission of the nominations is 30 May 2019.

For more information about the 2nd International Youth Picture Book Festival, please CLICK HERE.

International Capacity-Building Seminar “Asian UNESCO Clubs for Global Citizenship Education” and Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Club

An International Capacity-Building Seminar was organized by Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs and the Asian-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations in cooperation with the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and UNESCO Almaty Office on 30 April and 1 May. The event brought around 150-200 participants from the UNESCO Clubs network of the Asian-Pacific Region, representatives of government, academia and private sector, and leading UNESCO experts on Global Citizenship Education (GCED). The event aimed to contribute to the mainstreaming the Global Citizenship Education among representatives of civil society through the UNESCO Clubs network at the grassroots level in the Asia-Pacific region.