Maps of Albania Republic of Albania Teaching In Europe's Only Islamic State. Albania has always seemed somewhat of a mystery to many in the western world, hidden behind the iron curtain for many years, only opening up to the west in the last 10 years or so. It is however an up and coming Balkan country just north of Greece and south of Kosovo. European Development Fund (EDF) Created in 1957 by the Treaty of Rome, and first launched in 1959, the European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for providing Community development aid in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the overseas countries and territories (OCTs). What does it cover? The EDF supports actions in the ACP countries and the OCTs in the following key areas for cooperation: economic development, social and human development, regional cooperation and integration. The EDF consists of several instruments:
Mimi Ito - Weblog: When Youth Own the Public Education Agenda Originally posted on the Huffington Post. I've devoted my career to researching how young people take up new technologies like computers, mobile phones, and the Internet and make them their own. If we pay attention to what young people do when they are socializing and having fun with these new media, it's clear that they are both highly engaged and learning a great deal. For most young people, however, this is about learning how to get along with their friends, what it takes to get a date, or how to get to the next level in Halo, and not the kinds of academic learning and civic engagement that schools are concerned with.
"In times of crisis, the EU must not forget the poorest in the world", says Commissioner Piebalgs. EU confirms its position as the world's largest aid donor in 2011 European Commission - Press release "In times of crisis, the EU must not forget the poorest in the world", says Commissioner Piebalgs. EU confirms its position as the world's largest aid donor in 2011 Brussels, 4 April 2012 – With €53 billion of development aid in 2011, the European Union and its 27 Member States remains the world biggest donor, providing more than half of global official aid, preliminary figures on official development aid published by the OECD reveal today. At a time of heavy budgetary constraints, 16 Member States managed to increase their aid, three of them are ranked among the five largest donors worldwide and four of them have already reached the target of spending 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) on aid.
At Davos, the ‘skills gap’ is on the guest list As the world’s movers and shakers head to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the International Labour Organization has issued a gloomy report on employment – just in time to focus minds at Davos even more sharply on the global jobs crisis. “The jobs crisis continues unabated, with one in three workers worldwide – or an estimated 1.1 billion people – either unemployed or living in poverty,” said Juan Samovia, the ILO’s director-general. The annual ILO publication highlights the fact that globally, young people are nearly three times as likely as adults to be unemployed. The global youth unemployment rate, at 12.7 per cent, remains a full percentage point above the pre-crisis level.
Art « Kejda Gjermani Hasmi zu vatane/ The enemy has taken over the homeland Lulet u thane/ Flowers have dried up Flaka mbuloi fshane/ Flames have engulfed the village Foshnjat u qane/ The babies have cried themselves out O ju djemte tane/ Oh you boys of ours Nxirrni Jatagane/ Pull out your swords Zini histikme/ Take your positions Ne na kini prane/ Stay close to us Trima me palle/ Brave boys with swords O ju djemte tane/ Oh you boys of ours This emotionally electrifying, somber song from the South portrays the setting of a clash with foreign invaders, almost certainly Ottomans: the destruction of the village as its men are preparing to fight back is laconically described. The reference is probably to one of the countless spontaneous Albanian rebellions to which the Ottoman Empire typically responded by sending over punitive squads to burn down the rebels’ settlements, kill their leaders, and terrorize the villagers who had supported them. Janines ci pane syte/ What have Ioannina’s eyes seen!
Publication of preliminary data on Official Development Assistance, 2011 Brussels, 4 April 2012 Publication of preliminary data on Official Development Assistance, 2011 Are there differences of methodology between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU? How do we compare data? Explosive Growth in Education Apps Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Carly Shuler, Joan Ganz Cooney Center In 2007, when the iPhone made its debut, there was little doubt that it would revolutionize the mobile phone industry. But at the time, few imagined that it would spawn a multibillion-dollar market for mobile applications, and fewer imagined that this market might become a significant one for children. Less than five years later, more than a quarter of all parents have downloaded apps for their children to use, according to a Common Sense Media study.
Albania In Your Pocket A real humdinger of a destination, just mentioning Albania is sure to put a stop to the conversation at any Islington or Greenwich Village dinner party. Once one of the world's most closed-off and strictly controlled countries, Albania was left with no friends at all after shunning both the Soviets and the Chinese for being 'revisionist' to the ideals of Stalinism. But now it's one of Europe's most dynamic economies, and a country worth relishing. EU's "Agenda for Change" The European Union as a whole (Member States plus Commission-managed funds) is the most generous donor of official development aid worldwide. In 2010, it provided €53.8 billion - more than 50% of global aid. The European Commission is responsible for the management of €11 billion of aid per year, putting it in second place among donors globally.
European Report on Development 2011/2012: Towards better management of water, energy and land Confronting Scarcity: Managing Water, Energy and Land for inclusive and sustainable growth The European Report on Development (ERD) for 2011/2012 examines the constraints on water, energy and land and how they interrelate. It also considers how these resources can be managed together to promote growth in developing countries that is both socially inclusive and sustainable. The report states that a combination of public and private action is required to respond to the challenges and urges the international community to radically transform approaches to managing water, energy and land (WEL) in order to support inclusive and sustainable growth in the poorest developing countries.The ERD is an independent report published annually that bridges the gap between policy and research and contributes to the EU's perspective on major development issues.
The Truth About Facebook and Grades As social media continues to evolve, Facebook is trying to lead on this front and play a critical role in tomorrow’s education. This collaborative infographic illustrates some interesting facts on this topic from a leading social media researcher, Reynold Junco. (blog.reyjunco.com) Albanian Grammar - Albanian Overview of Albania The grammatical categories of Albanian are much like those of other European languages. Nouns show overt gender, number, and three or four cases. An unusual feature is that nouns are further inflected obligatorily with suffixes to show definite or indefinite meaning; e.g., buk‘ "bread," buka "the bread." Adjectives--except numerals and certain quantifying expressions--and dependent nouns follow the noun they modify; and they are remarkable in requiring a particle preceding them that agrees with the noun. Thus, in nj‘ burr‘ i madh, meaning "a big man," burr‘ "man" is modified by madh "big," which is preceded by i, which agrees with the term for "man"; likewise, in dy burra t‘ m‘dhenj"two big men," m‘dhenj, the plural masculine form for "big," follows the noun burra "men" and is preceded by a particle t‘ that agrees with the noun.
Truce Be Told By Lory Hough A look at why some educators are starting to accept the online encyclopedia that anyone can write and edit. On July 31, 2006, Stephen Colbert did a segment on his show, The Colbert Report , mocking the online encyclopedia Wikipedia . The site was five years old at the time and starting to become hugely popular.