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  Culture and Arts in Randburg
The school is devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts and culture.
One of the basic tasks of the NPSL is to become integrated into the music life of Europe and help to spread it in Lithuania.
The Guesthouse and the West Nordic Culture House are in the same building.
www.randburg.com /culture.html   (1490 words)

  Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Mediterranean and, according to the traditional geographic definition, by the Caucasus.
Europe's boundary to the east is vague, but has traditionally been given as the divide of the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea to the southeast: The Urals are considered by most to be a geographical and tectonic landmark separating Asia from Europe.
Geographically, Europe is the western portion of the larger landmass known as Eurasia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Europe   (3977 words)

 Culture of Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Europe has been a cradle for many cultural innovations and movements, often at odds with each other such as Christian proselytism and Humanism, that have consequently been spread across the globe.
Europe profoundly influenced on the cultures of Africa, India, Israel, Australia, and other places colonised or settled by Europeans.
Language is a very important part of culture, and Europe has a widespread variety of languages, with most countries having at least one official language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Europe   (1256 words)

 Culture of Europe: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Europe is geologically and geographygeographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of eurasia....
Bohemia (echy in czech, böhmen in german) is a historical region in central europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the czech republic....
The european capital of culture is a city designated by the european union for a period of one year during which it is given a chance to showcase its cultural life...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cu/culture_of_europe.htm   (1541 words)

 Europe's culture clash - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Editorials - News
If Europe is to weather the challenge of accommodating an ever greater proportion of Muslims, many of whom do not want to abandon their distinct values and traditions, majorities and minorities will both have to change their ways.
Theirs is an assault on Europe's social cohesion by young Muslims who speak English, French, Dutch, or Spanish, who have listened to the same music and watched the same TV fare as their fellow citizens, but who use the Internet and DVDs and their cellphones to wage jihad against the societies they live in.
Europe's Muslims will have to recognize that gender equality, secular law, and the right to believe in any faith or to be an unbeliever are hard-won European achievements that need not threaten a separate Islamic identity.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2005/07/17/europes_culture_clash?mode=PF   (890 words)

 JMI - The future of Culture in Europe
Harmonization in the field of culture should be further studied between the member states, as to avoid situations where the Ministry of Culture is not entitled to fund non-governmental organizations or projects (e.g.
Cultural operators in the field of culture and youth need to rejuvenate their staff, management and decision-making bodies on a regular basis in order to better understand the needs and interests of young people within the respective fields of culture.
Cultural operators in the field of music (and possibly other relevant art forms) and young people need to better understand the social impact and consequences of their activities and to assume responsibility by establishing specific youth empowerment projects.
www.jmi.net /activities/extend/europe   (568 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Europe’s Problem—and Ours
Europe’s rejection of power politics, its devaluing of military force as a tool of international relations, have depended on the presence of American military forces on European soil.
Poland survived—better, Poland prevailed—because of culture: a culture formed by a distinctive language (Slavic, yet written in a Latin alphabet and thus oriented to the West as well as the East); by a unique literature, which helped keep alive the memory and idea of “Poland”; and by the intensity of its Catholic faith.
Europe, in other words, needs something like a Great Awakening—by which I mean, not necessarily a fourth wave of the Wesleyan revolution, but a rebirth of life-transforming and culture-forming Christian conviction, especially Catholic conviction.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=5919   (4662 words)

 Europe's Crisis of Culture
If Christianity, on one hand, has found its most effective form in Europe, it is necessary, on the other hand, to say that in Europe a culture has developed that constitutes the absolutely most radical contradiction not only of Christianity, but of the religious and moral traditions of humanity.
But this means that in the life of Europe, the Churches find a place in the realm of the political commitment, while, in the realm of the foundations of Europe, the imprint of their content has no place.
Next to this culture, then, different religious cultures can coexist with their respective rights, on the condition and to the degree in which they respect the criteria of the Enlightenment culture, and are subordinated to it.
www.penitents.org /PB1Apr05.htm   (4033 words)

 Mapping Jewish Culture in Europe today: a pilot project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Jewish cultural festivals—many inaugurated during the 1990s—are establishing themselves as annual fixtures in towns and cities across Europe, and new Jewish films, plays and art exhibitions are showcased in film festivals, in theatres and in galleries and museums across the continent.
Much of contemporary Jewish culture in Europe is shaped by outside influences, by an engagement of non-Jewish writers, performers and musicians with Jewish cultural themes and often in response to the increasingly widespread interest of predominantly non-Jewish audiences.
Across Europe, the national importance of the restoration of lost Jewish cultural life is increasingly acknowledged as people come to realize the significant influence that Jewish communities have exerted on European history, in both local and national spheres.
www.jpr.org.uk /Reports/JC_Reports/no_3_2002/main.htm   (13000 words)

 Hip Hop and Rap in Europe. The culture of the urban ghetto's
In Europe, break dance was the first thing appearing on the public scene as it was probably less violent than the rap itself, which comes from the US most violent ghetto's with its angry lyrics.
In Europe the movement developed in differentiating from American rap, according to the different social and immigration contexts and the local dominating musical scene.
This strong youth culture rapidly influenced other musical styles with its phrasing and break beats and gave birth to many contrasting styles including pop, funk, dance, techno, acid jazz, indie rock etc. A straight rap record is still hard-core and only relevant for a specific group and market, it does not have a commercial appeal.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/DATABASES/MIE/Part2_chapter08.html   (3081 words)

 Uniqueness in the heart of Europe - Venetic culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Europe was defined by the settlement of a people called Veneti and the spread of the so-called Urnfield culture.
The Urnfield culture was named for its common and distinguishing feature - the funeral urn and the burial fields.
Outstanding among them, spreading their influence to regions beyond their designated areas, were the Lausatian culture in central Europe, Hallstatt culture to the south, the Etruscan culture on the Apennine Peninsula and the Este culture between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps.
www.thezaurus.com /sloveniana/venetic_culture.htm   (701 words)

 culture shock in Europe - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
Malaysia was no culture shock for me, very interesting and exciting and learning the culture here was such a wonderful experience, I'm still here 8 years later.
The culture shock will be more for the locals seeing a person who they can't quite put a nationality to, will be as great as yours.
Also some living in europe, as opposed to visiting feel alienated becuase europeans have a different way of thinking to indians (this is what they say - I'm aware its a sweeping generalisation).
boards.bootsnall.com /2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=712096715&f=307095755&m=6503006707   (763 words)

 Η Ελληνική Προεδρία της ΕΕ - eu2003.gr - "Thoughts on culture and Europe” series: Exclusive ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Europe apart from a political project reflects a cultural dimension as well.
The great advantage that Europe always enjoyed was that it promoted a culture inspired by common popular concerns.
Even before Europe was united in an economic level or was conceived at the level of economic interests and trade, it was culture that united all the countries of Europe.
www.eu2003.gr /en/articles/2003/6/11/3032   (744 words)

 Europe '96: Barcelona: Culture
People are certainly infinitely more cosmopolitan than they were a generation ago, but they hold fast to their own culture as well.
There's a lot of truth in that, but I still think it's easier to deal with police when they're from your own culture, not occupiers.) However, there are two potential instabilities in all this.
País Vasco -- and Navarra) as a region with major autonomy (it already had quite a bit in cultural spheres, like schools, but this is taxes, police, almost the whole sovereign ball of wax).
www.speakeasy.org /~jmabel/travels/culture.html   (1317 words)

 Geographia Europe - Vacation and Travel Resource
Belgium's history has always been linked to both commercial and cultural exchange, and much of its character is due to its role as the great meeting place of western Europe.
Northern Ireland is one of Europe's most exhilarating travel destinations, a stunningly beautiful land filled with poetry, myth, and history.
Home to Europe's last great wilderness, Sweden is also a place where subway stations are art exhibits and urban canals are clean enough to swim in.
www.geographia.com /indx03.htm   (407 words)

 A strong role for culture in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yesterday the European Ministers of Culture fully endorsed a proposal by the Dutch EU Presidency to draw up a cultural working plan.
In this context there is broad support to put the relationship between culture and economy on the agenda.
The role of culture cannot be strengthened without a strong connection to initiatives in the field.
www.eu2004.nl /?CMS_ITEM=E65A2C94F961441490332AB2F17BB312X1X52723X09   (243 words)

 Culture - France - Europe
The culture of France has profoundly influenced that of the entire Western world, particularly in the areas of art and letters, and Paris has long been regarded as the fountainhead of French culture.
France first attained cultural preeminence in Europe during the Middle Ages; later, the wealth of the French crown in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries provided a subsidization of art on a scale comparable to that of the papacy in Rome, attracting to Paris many of Europe’s most talented artists and artisans.
Wealth also created a leisure class, which had both the time and the means for developing elegance in dress, manners, furnishings, and architecture.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/france/culture.htm   (150 words)

 Cinephiles Discussion Forums: Government vs culture in europe
Minor things like banning the word "hamburger" have given way to a large and complex government "culture" bureaucracy which subsidizes French filmmaking, gives out low interest loans and institute import quotas on how many films MUST be of French originality.
Cultural protectionism does not further cultural, artistic, or commercial ends.
Culture, as I see it, is not about competing successfully in world markets, and so whether protecting it or not decreases are chances in doing so is irrelevant.
www.cinephiles.net /discuss/messages/1/2759.html?989470025   (1429 words)

 EUROPA - Culture - European Commission - Culture - Portal - homepage
The European Culture Portal provides information on these policies and directs you to specialised sites where you can find more detailed information, such as the Culture site, which specialises in aid for cultural cooperation in Europe.
The Portal can also direct you to the sites of the national authorities responsible for culture in Europe.
The Commission adopts a proposal for the EC ratification of the UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity
europa.eu.int /comm/culture/portal/index_en.htm   (133 words)

 Central Europe Review - Yugo Culture Links.
Pontes is a site and organisation dedicated to cultivating a cultural network of young writers sponsored by the Fund for Central and East European Book Projects.
Beograd Underground Connection is (as the name suggests) dedicated to underground culture, including graffiti, music and lists of events.
Beograd.com has an extensive arts and culture section in English which includes art works available for sale, discussion groups, a "bookstore" and links to the Poets' society and the Serbian Academy of Arts and Science.
www.ce-review.org /99/18/yugolinks18.html   (676 words)

 Culture - Portugal - Europe
Portugal has a rich and varied cultural heritage.
Portuguese culture is closely related to Spanish culture, with which it shares many historical influences.
A golden age of literary and artistic expression occurred in the 15th and 16th centuries, inspired by the maritime exploits of Portuguese explorers.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/portugal/culture.htm   (64 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Europe's Crisis of Culture
A translation of the lecture given in Italian by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, in the convent of Saint Scholastica in Subiaco, Italy, the day before Pope John Paul II died.
However from this emerges also, and above all, the responsibility that we Europeans must assume at this historical moment — in the debate on the definition of Europe, on its new political shape.
However, these are based on imposed limitations of reason, characteristic of a specific cultural situation — that of the modern West —; and therefore not the last word of reason.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=6555&longdesc   (4075 words)

 THE UNIFYING ASPECTS OF CULTURES / Council of Europe: Culture
The INST had been invited to prepare contributions on the topics Culture, Civilization and Human Society (6.23) and Literature and the Fine Arts (6.24).
The articles were intended to show that art and culture are the basis of all human development.
Culture as a manifestation of human activity, Franz M. Wuketits
www.inst.at /kulturen/eolss_e.htm   (207 words)

 Book Reviews: Food and Culture in Europe, Part I - ExperiencePlus! Reading Room
This food "Renaissance" in 15th century Europe arose as a result of increased trade, the importation of spices from the orient and the creation of a bourgeois class through commerce.
The Renaissance table, especially for the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie was literally a wide selection of dishes, meats, cheeses, vegetables and breads served all at once on one large table.
She writes about "A Cultural Field in the Making: Gastronomy in Nineteenth-Century France," and describes the process by which 19th century French gastronomy became "codified" making it part and parcel of the French national identity.
www.experienceplus.com /reading_room/archives/2005/01/food_and_cultur_2.html   (1597 words)

 European Schoolnet News: Le Magazine — Education and Culture in Europe
Le Magazine is the flagship publication of DG Education and Culture, under the responsibility of Commissioner Viviane Reding.
The thematic approach of Le Magazine is complemented by a regularly updated public website covering all areas of the DG Education and Culture.
This site also includes a special section dedicated to Commissioner Reding and her public appearances, and a bi-monthly electronic newsletter reporting on news from the various programmes, political milestones, events and publications.
www.eun.org /eun.org2/goto.cfm?did=16262   (415 words)

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