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UNESCO to Pilot Media and Information Literacy in Albanian Schools
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UNESCO to Pilot Media and Information Literacy in Albanian Schools

TIRANA, July 30 Albania plans to make media education part of school curricula, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) confirmed this week. The initiative comes within the framework of the EU-funded project Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2. UNESCO agreed with Albanian Authorities to pilot...

Apply for the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul
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Apply for the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul

TIRANA, February 7 The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) will organize the 6th UNESCO Youth Leadership Workshop 2020 in Seoul, Korea on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) from 25 to 31 May 2020. The UNESCO/APCEIU is a Fully Funded Youth Leadership conference for one week in Korea. This is a Leadership workshop so...

Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service
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Lyhnidas Boat Tests new Ohrid Lake Tour Service

TIRANA, January 9 Named after the ancient name of Ohrid Lake, Lyhnidas ferry that will serve Pogradec – Lin – Tushemisht – Ohrid Town- Struga was launched on Wednesday on the lake. The ferry has a capacity of 150 people and it’s the first one that will operate tour services from Pogradec to North Macedonia....

Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
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Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

TIRANA, June 5 Great news for our natural and cultural heritage! The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku announced that the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Lake (extension of “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region”, North Macedonia), in Albania, has just been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List! Albania submitted in...

You’re Invited: Shebenik Jabllanica Celebrates 11th Birthday
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You’re Invited: Shebenik Jabllanica Celebrates 11th Birthday

TIRANA, May 22 On May 25th Shebenik-Jabllanica will celebrate 11 years since its designation as a national park. On this occasion, the park authorities invite everyone to join in on the fun and celebrate with the park and the local community in Fushe Studen. This event is an excellent weekend trip for outdoor enthusiasts. Various...

Looters Plunder Albania’s Sunken Treasures, AFP Reports
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Looters Plunder Albania’s Sunken Treasures, AFP Reports

TIRANA, November 21 AFP news agency says Albania’s coastline has become a magnet for treasure hunters looking for sunken relics. In a recently published story, the French news agency highlights the irreversible damage done to seabed wealth in the Adriatic and Ionian seas. “Much of this wealth resting at the depth of 20-30 meters (66-99...

Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake can Gain UNESCO Status by 2019
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Albanian Part of Ohrid Lake can Gain UNESCO Status by 2019

TIRANA, September 18 The Albanian part of Ohrid Lake is expected to be part of UNESCO World Heritage in 2019. This was confirmed at the conclusion of the Sixth Transboundary Platform Meeting for the safeguarding of the Lake Ohrid Region that was held in the city of Pogradec on September 14-25. This sixth meeting was...

Butrint Mosaics to Be Covered Up on September 15
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Butrint Mosaics to Be Covered Up on September 15

TIRANA, September 4 The tourists that have planned to visit the ancient ruins of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, until September 15th, will also have the chance to see the beautiful mosaics at the Roman Baptistery and at the Roman Bath. The mosaic will remain on display until mid-September. This was announced by Prime...

More than 22,000 Foreign Tourists Visited Gjirokastra in January-June 2017
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More than 22,000 Foreign Tourists Visited Gjirokastra in January-June 2017

TIRANA, August 31 The influx of foreign tourists in the southern city of Gjirokastra increased significantly during the first half of 2017. Over 22,000 foreign citizens visited the city during January-June period. Specialists have confirmed that 3,500 international visitors more than the same period of 2016 visited the stone city. Chairman of the Regional Directorate...

HPP Concession Annulled in UNESCO Site
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HPP Concession Annulled in UNESCO Site

TIRANA, August 29 The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry was forced to annul the concession for Bushtrica 4 Hydro Power Plant (HPP) because the construction project would affect Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park. The protected area of Rrajca, located in the eastern part of Shebeniku Mountain and that now is part of the WORLD Heritage Property...