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Experts’ Meeting on Culture Policy

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On 26 September in Brussels (Belgium) was held an Experts’ Meeting on Culture Policy “Contacts between People” organized by the Board of the European Commission for Education and Culture.

The event was part of the Eastern Partnership Platform 4.

The meeting gathered experts in the field of culture and also representatives of non-governmental organizations from the Eastern Partnership member countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. M.V. Znak, Head of the National Library of Belarus Official documents division took part in the meeting.

The event offered participants an opportunity to exchange experience in more active promotion of the role of culture in social and economic development and political transformations in the countries of region. As a result of the meeting, basic elements of cooperation in the field of culture in the next year were coordinated, and also a work on preparation of a summit in the field of culture planned by the European Commission in the first half of 2013 was started.


How Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck Became the First Book Merch

11 Jun 2021

You often want to boast about your new hobby to the whole world to know. Got hooked on a book? Buy bookmarks with quotes Discovered a new fancy music band? Hurry up, you need a T-shirt with their logo! Impressed by a new film? Well, you get the train of thought. No matter what we admire, there is a suitable merch somewhere in the world – clothes, accessories and other branded items. It is believed that the era of merch began with Disney's Snow White and the release of the main character, gnomes and kind animal friends toys. But few people know that the first real merchandise was... bookish. Just a moment, ladies and gentlemen, today we'll take a look at how Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter became pioneers in this difficult endeavour and what came of it.

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