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  • Nordic young people’s wishes for the future — Valhalla
    new website were some of the means that were employed when the Nordic Youth Panel presented young people s wishes for the future to the Ministers of Nordic Co operation in Copenhagen on the 8th of December By Lisbeth Brodin In 2006 Norway has chaired the Nordic Council of Ministers and one of the initiatives in this connection has been establishing the Nordic Youth Panel In 2006 the Nordic Youth

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/nordic-young-people2019s-wishes-for-the-future (2016-02-17)
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  • The new Nordic cultural co-operation — Valhalla
    Valhalla s pages radical changes in the Nordic cultural co operation are already on their way The last pieces of the puzzle are about to fall into place and the new structure is expected to come into force on the 1st of January 2007 A number of Nordic institutions and committees have already been closed including the Nordic Steering Committee for Children s and Youth Culture closed at the turn of the year 05 06 Instead of allocating means and implementing projects via regular institutions and committees the new Nordic cultural co operation is going to run a number of programmes with set time limits that comprise different forms of art and communication The first three programmes are The Nordic Game Programme started in 2006 and scheduled to be run until 2012 The mobility and residence programme The programme for Nordic co operation in the field of arts and culture The Nordic Game Programme is aimed specifically at children and young people and its mission is to assure access to quality material with a distinct Nordic element in computer games for children and young people The other programmes are also expected to include children s and youth culture as children

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/det-nye-nordiske-kultursamarbejde-en (2016-02-17)
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  • Nordic Institute in Greenland bolsters its efforts in the field of children’s and youth culture — Valhalla
    with the year 2007 the Nordic Institute in Greenland NAPA is going to do its best to take the opportunity of coming closer to the Nordic countries and the Nordic countries coming closer to Greenland A special attention is going to be focused on the work in the field of children s and youth culture By Boas Møller For many years the Nordic Institute in Greenland has had only two staff members subordinate to the Department of Culture of the Nordic Council of Ministers Therefore some of the information tasks have been given a lower priority in comparison with NAPA s own projects Now these problems are going to be solved very soon says Anders Berndtsson manager of the Nordic Institute in Greenland and continues During the 58th Session of the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen we received a piece of good news NAPA and the rest of the sister institutions under the Department of Culture of the Nordic Council of Ministers were granted bigger subsidies In NAPA s case it means that now we will be able to afford to employ a new full time member of the staff Despite of the small number of staff members NAPA has managed to produce a series of projects noticed in the majority of the Nordic countries As an example one could mention Fishers Culture in West Norden 2003 which is an exhibition dedicated to fishers culture in Iceland the Faeroe Islands and Greenland the multicultural performance Crossroads 2004 as well as the two major performances in 2006 Ravens Call and Polaroid Owing to the extra subsidy from the Nordic Council of Ministers we intend to get an extra full time employee We hope that the work tasks of the new employee are going to provide him her with the opportunity

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/nordens-institut-i-groenland-styrker-indsatsen-for-boerne-og-ungdomskultur-en (2016-02-17)
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  • New report on children’s and their parents’ attitude towards media consumption — Valhalla
    and young people between 9 and 16 years of age and 2000 parents were asked to comment on how they perceive the media in their everyday life According to the report Swedish parents have a good control over their children s media consumption differently from comparative studies in other countries However the opinions on what sort of contents are harmful differ a lot Compared to last year s survey both children and young people are using internet more actively and the increase is most conspicuous among children 9 12 years In their leisure time the majority of children and young people most often are seeing their friends doing homework and cultivating some sport Dedicating their time to the media and especially TV comes next after the above mentioned activities on the list of leisure time activities indicated by children The parents have an adequate idea of what their children are doing in their leisure time The parents seem to be quite well informed about how much time their children spend on the media They also seem to have introduced more rules as for media consumption in comparison with last year The children however think that their parents do not sufficiently

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/ny-rapport-om-barns-och-foeraeldrars-syn-paa-ungas-mediekonsumtion-en (2016-02-17)
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  • NORDIC LOOK for St. Petersburg’s Admiralty Needle — Valhalla
    to unite talented young fashion designers through over the world and give them opportunity to demonstrate their visions of modern fashion to selected audience representatives of mass media and famous designers Students competition usually can be the first professional test where the comparison of various schools methods of training directions of fashion development takes place Admiralty Needle invites young designers to informal communication master classes and lectures and just hanging out in a beautiful city The competition is organized by the St Petersburg State University of Technology and Design and the St Petersburg Committee on Youth Policy and Public Organizations Interaction This year besides the main competition for clothes Admiralty Needle offers festivals for footwear and accessories and underwear and workshops by Orietta Pelizzari New Academy of Fine Arts Milan and Ali Ansari Academy of Fashion and Design Munich The competition welcomes the participants from Belorussia Finland France Germany Latvia Moldova Ukraine and Russia At the official opening of the Admiralty Needle on November 22 at the University of Technology and Design the Nordic Council of Ministers launches its new project in the sphere of fashion entitled NORDIC LOOK It aims at the promotion of Nordic fashion not only in St Petersburg but also in North West Russia Modern design trends from Nordic countries are represented by famous designers The main event of the project is the Exhibition of Nordic clothes in the form of a Performance which is held at the St Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry on November 23 25 Through contemporary dance professional actors demonstrate how the clothes look in a routine office atmosphere and how they can be transformed for a party NORDIC LOOK offers two master classes one for Nordic designers given by a Russian fashion expert and another one for Russian fashion

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/nordic-look-for-st.-petersburg2019s-admiralty-needle (2016-02-17)
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  • New Norwegian National Centre for Arts and Culture in Education — Valhalla
    for Arts and Culture in Education is going to be located By Kirsten Verling The Centre is going to function as a national resource centre and its target group is kindergartens primary and secondary schools culture schools institutions of further and higher education preschool teachers teachers who teach arts at primary and secondary school and in teachers training institutions heads of schools students researchers and authors of teaching materials The

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/nyopprettet-norsk-nasjonalt-senter-for-kunst-og-kultur-i-opplaeringen-en (2016-02-17)
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  • Healthy food for children and young people — Valhalla
    Table project with the aim of making Norwegian children eat more fruit and vegetables By Kirsten Verling Norwegian children eat less fruit and vegetables in comparison to children in other countries in Europe whereas Swedish children are among those who consume most fruit and vegetables This is the conclusion of the research project Pro Children conducted by the EU In order to improve the eating habits of Norwegian children the

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/sunn-mat-for-barn-og-unge-en (2016-02-17)
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  • Nordic Library Week in Lithuania — Valhalla
    Nyhetsarkiv 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Info Nordic Library Week in Lithuania The annual Nordic Library Week that celebrates its 10 years anniversary in the Nordic countries this year will be arranged in Lithuania for the 9th time By Brigita Urmanaite The topic of the Library Week in Lithuania 2006 is The Heart stopping Stories Traditionally opening ceremony of the Week starts with readings of the selected texts one for adults and one for children in a cosy environment with candle lights books and music The texts of the Danish writer Leif Davidsen short crime story Technical Problems and the Icelandic writer Kristin Steinsdottir book for children An Angel in the Neighbourhood both texts have been published in Lithuania have been selected for the readings during the opening ceremony 166 public and school libraries from all over the country will participate in the Library week in Lithuania The participating libraries will focus on Nordic literature and offer various activities readings of Nordic literature contests drawing exhibitions promotion of reading campaigns seminars of creative writing etc The Nordic Council of Ministers Office as the main contributor to the project in Lithuania has supplied

    Original URL path: http://www.valhalla.norden.org/news-archive/den-nordiska-biblioteksveckan-i-litauen-en (2016-02-17)
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