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Important european events of the year

    • From 1 january 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Aarhus ( Denmark ) and Paphos ( Cyprus ) - European cultural capitals

    • The European Capitals of Culture initiative is designed to:

      • Highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe
      • Celebrate the cultural features Europeans share
      • Increase European citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural area
      • Foster the contribution of culture to the development of cities
    • From 1 july 2017 to 31 december 2017

      Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

    • Since the effective date of the Treaty of Lisbon, the old presidency of the Council has been divided in two: the president of the European Council and the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU (also known as Council of Ministers). The Presidency of the Council of Foreign Affairs and, led by the High Representative of the Union .
    • 5 september 2017

      International Day of Charity

    • The United Nations calls on its member states, specialized agencies, and other international and regional organizations, and civil society as well, to be part of the International Day of Charity, and to encourage charity by raising awareness through educational activities.
    • 10 september 2017

      World First Aid Day

    • Since 2000, a growing number of national offices of the Red Cross and Red Crescent take part every second Saturday of September in the World First Aid Day celebrations.
    • 15 september 2017

      International Day of Democracy

    • The International Day of Democracy is the moment to take a look at the state of democracy around the world. Democracy is a process rather than an objective, and only through participation and the support of the international actors, national governance bodies, civil society and individuals as well, will turn this idea of democracy into reality.
    • From 16 september 2017 to 17 september 2017

      European Heritage Days

    • The first European Heritage Days took place on 23rd September 1984. The idea is to bring close History and common goods to the people. Heritage and citizenship, when melted together, have a story to tell: that of our History and our past, but also traces the present times and our future.
    • 21 september 2017

      Malta National Day

    • Malta's National Day commemorates the day when this small Mediterranean country became independent in 1964.

      Malta was ruled by the famous Knights of Malta from 1530 to 1798. But, following the Napoleonic Wars, this small country was ruled by London (1802). It was not until 1964 that Malta became independent. At first, Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was the head of state, and in 1974, Malta adopted the republican regime.

 

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    • 18 december 2017

      International Migrants Day

    • The International Migrants Day aims to clear up the prejudices against migrants and to raise awareness of the migrants' contribution to the economic, cultural, and social sectors of the society, given the knowledge of both the country of origin and country of residence.
    • 20 december 2017

      International Human Solidarity Day

    • This year, the International Human Solidarity Day will take place after the Millenium Development Objectives have been succeded by the Sustainable Development Goals, a new development programme aiming to end with poverty, to protect the environment and to fight for human dignity.
    • 1 january 2018

      Slovakia National Day

    • Even if the date of August 29th is more famous, (anniversary of the national uprising to fight against the occupation of the country by the Nazis which burst into 1944), Slovakia National Day is January 1st. On this day, the country commemorates its independence.
      The fate of Slovakia was often connected to that of the Czech Republic. During several decades, both countries were part of the same State: the Czechoslovakia. This state was a member of the Communist Bloc before the "velvet revolution", in 1989.
      In September, 1992, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved its Constitution and on January 1st, 1993 a new State was born.