News 2011

  • Explore humanity’s underwater adventure at La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg

    This year La Cité de la Mer opened its Great Gallery, dedicated to the men and machines associated with the deep oceans. The exhibition gives visitors the chance to ‘take the plunge’ alongside some of the greatest adventurers in underwater exploration. Amongst other things, visitors can meet the people who wrote or are writing these chapters in the history of the sea and the vessels in which they lived.

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  • Paris: the international conference capital

    Paris is the world’s leading venue for international meetings and conferences. Although less spectacular than trade shows and exhibitions, conferences are reaping some significant economic rewards.

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  • The Jurade of Saint-Émilion in Malta

    A delegation of the Jurade of Saint-Émilion led by Mr. Jean-François Quénin, President of the Counsel of the wines of Saint-Émilion came to Malta.
    Situated 35 kms to the northeast of Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion is a World Heritage site with a history that goes back to prehistoric times. While Saint-Émilion is rich in Romanesque churches and architecture, its vineyards that date back to the second century stand out in a class of their own. Saint-Émilion remains today a temple to the best wine-making traditions in the world.

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  • MIRIADE International Workshop

    An international workshop jointly organised by the University of Limoges, the University of Malta and the CNRS, dedicated to « Irregular Migrations in European Islands », will be held in the Old University Building in Valletta (Auditorium 2Fl) on December 9th and 10th, 2011.

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  • Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

    The 2011 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’, to be presented by the Prime Minister of the French government, is now open to applications. This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes.

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  • Musée du Quai Branly : a dialogue between cultures

    Since it opened in June 2006, the Musée du Quai Branly, which is devoted to the arts and civilisations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, has built up a broad spectrum of partnerships at an international (...)

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  • French Presidency of the G8/G20

    France formally assumed the G20 presidency in mid-November. Created in 1999 a t France ’s initiative , the G20 is an organisation of leaders and finance ministers from 19 countries plus the European Union, representing nearly 80 percent of the planet’s wealth. To foster an international framework of strong, sustainable, and balanced conomic growth, France proposes three major priorities for its presidency.

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