UNESCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015

UNESCO is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015. This will be a Year of Challenge and Opportunity.

The 2015 European Year for Development (EY2015)

2015 is proclaimed as the European Year for Development (EY2015) with the motto ‘Our world, our future, our dignity’.

The three official aims of the 2015 EYD:
1. To inform European citizens about EU and Member States’ development cooperation activities,
2. To foster direct involvement, critical thinking and active interest in development cooperation among EU citizens and stakeholders,

The Learning Teacher Magazine 1/2015 has been published

The Learning Teacher Magazine 1/2015 has been published. 2015 marks the sixth year of the life of the appreciated illustrated publication.

Read about Excellence in Education, Educating for Tolerance, Productive Learning, Magic Science, Singing Moves Seniors, Seven Elements of the Ideal Education Experience, Curriculum Reform in Finland, and much more.

Joining Forces to Close the Gender Gap in Education

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka seized the occasion of Mobile Learning Week celebrations to present a new programme, “Empowering adolescent girls and young women through education”, to UNESCO’s Member States, on 24 February 2015.

Georgia joins the EU's Creative Europe Programme

On 25 February, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics and Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze signed an Agreement on Georgian participation in the Creative Europe Programme, the EU programme for the support of cultural and creative sectors.

International Mother Language Day 21 February

The United Nation's International Mother Language Day is marked every 21 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity around the world. The 2015 Theme is ‘Inclusive Education through and with Language - Language Matters’. The International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The new EU School Education Gateway website launched

Finally the new European Erasmus+ training course database sees the light, as part of the new European website School Education Gateway.

Call for young volunteers at the EU pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

The pavilion of the European Union intends to offer all young Europeans the opportunity to actively participate in a historic event, Expo Milano 2015, contributing to its activities and creating a unique learning and communication experience.

The Learning Teacher Network’s International Events 2015-2016

In Croatia in April 2015
The Learning Teacher Network's 10th International Conference
16-18 April 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. Title: 'Innovation for Development in Learning and Sustainability'. Full conference information and on-line registration form is published on www.learningteacher.eu/zagreb-conference-2015

In Malta in October 2015

Latvia takes over EU Council presidency for the first time

The first of January not only marked the start of a new year, it was also when Latvia took over the presidency of the EU Council for the first time. The Baltic state will lead and coordinate member states’ work for the next six months and expectations are high.

The Latvian Presidency will focus on three overarching priorities: Competitive Europe, Digital Europe and Engaged Europe.