France’s most famous writer, poet and playwright, Victor Hugo was born in Franche-Comté, at the foot of the majestic Citadelle. Although he left the region in his early years, he was in constant correspondance with local dignitary. Other famous men, Claude Jouffroy-D’Abbans, Rouget De l’Isle, Toussaint Louverture, Gustave Courbet, Louis Pasteur, the Peugeot family, Petit … [Read more...]
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The "did you know?" section brings forward a variety of small facts from regions across the continent. The aim of the section is to show the diversity of our members. If you would like to promote your region via one of our many tools available, do not hesitate to contact us, we are eager to get to know our members better.
Photo by Miroslav Vajdic Almost all scopes of social, public and economic life in Serbia have its roots in Region of Sumadija and Pomoravlje: In 1833 the First Grammar School was established and than the "Lyceum", the forerunner of the first Serbian University, in 1838. First constitution in the Balkans was proclaimed in this city in 1835. Print works in 1833. … [Read more...]
1.061.041 visitors, 5000 teachers member of the "Docenti Club", 498 membership partners…since its opening in 2013 the Science Museum (MUSE) of Trento (Trentino-South Tyrol, I) is promoting science and culture in a very innovative and successful way. The main building has been projected by Renzo Piano and hosts an expositive path, a research center on biodiversity, zoology … [Read more...]
Moscopole (Voskopojë) is a magical tourist green village that combines with its rich culture, traditions and landscape harmoniously unified to give a permanent tourist value. It is located at a distance of 21 km from Korçë, in the mountains of southeastern Albania, at an altitude of 1160 meters. The village is known for its centuries-old civilization since 1330, stunning … [Read more...]
It is called Poiana Inimii - "Heart’s Glade" - and it is one of the most unusual glades in Romania. It has a heart shape which can be clearly seen from the opposite slope. A glade is a clearing, an open space in a forest, and this one is in the process of being recognised as a protected area. It is also used as a symbol by Alba County Council in promoting local tourism, in an … [Read more...]
Because they are independently minded and strong-willed as their peers in Texas. Agriculture is also an important livelihood in South Ostrothnia, having their own prairie that they call “lakeus”. The region of South Ostrobothnia in the province of Western Finland is well known for its entrepreneurship and the exceptionally large number of small and medium size enterprises. … [Read more...]
The Facebook Data Centre is based in the city of Luleå, in the AER member region of Norrbotten. One of the reasons that Facebook choose that place was because of the natural cooling thanks to the climate, reliable electricity networks, cheap electricity and the clean energy. The computer center is the largest one in Europe, with 84.000 sqm, which is comparable with 11 soccer … [Read more...]
Since the end of August to the end of October, you can watch the migration of more than a million migratory birds of prey. The Autonomous Republic of Adjara is an AER member from Georgia, and will host the next AER Black Sea Summit in September 2016. … [Read more...]
Winchester jail, that is. Gaol is an obsolescent spelling of the word now usually spelled jail. Winchester is the capital city of AER member Hampshire County, in the United Kingdom, that will host the next AER Committees' Autumn Plenaries, on 2-4 November 2015. … [Read more...]
That's the case at ESA's European spaceport located in the French AER member region of Guyane close to the Equator. Learn more about Guyane here. … [Read more...]
It is 330 km long, with a total elevation gain of 24,000 m. up to 3,300 masl, to be completed in less than 6 days and 6 hours for a maximum of 700 runners, in a scenario of four picks of 4,000 m. and 25 alpine passes: day and night, almost without sleeping! … [Read more...]
No other region produces that much! The Nordland County is a member of AER from Norway. Learn more about Nordland fylkeskommune and tell us what is special about YOUR region! … [Read more...]
The Region of Languedoc-Roussillon (F) held the 2nd European Cup of Regional Flavours from 2nd to 4th February 1998. Created in 1995 by the region of Poitou- Charentes and sponsored by the AER, this event aims at promoting regional gastronomy in Europe, highlighting the diversity, the richness and quality of regional products and reviving traditional recipes. For this 2nd … [Read more...]
The regions of Aquitaine (F), Euskadi and Navarra (E) are geographically and historically close so it is quite natural that they got together. Aquitaine and Euskadi established a cooperation protocol in 1989 and Navarra joined them in 1992, thus sealing a fruitful institutional collaboration. The main objectives of this cooperation are: to exchange information on … [Read more...]