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Miloš Karadaglić discovered the sound of guitar in his native Montenegro when he was eight years old. Ever since, he wanted to become a classical guitarist. He joined the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London as a teenager and then went on to become one of the world's most renowned guitar players. His albums now top the world classical music charts.
New York, Paris, Pristina are some of the stations in the professional life of Kosovar fashion designer Krenare Rugova. After studying at the Parsons School of Design, Rugova decided to return to Kosovo, where she started her eponymous fashion label. Combining ancient techniques and traditions, Rugova creates environmentally-friendly and avant-garde pieces.
His Academy-award nominated film ‘Before the Rain’ won the Golden Lion in 1994, and received 30 other prestigious awards. The New York Times included it on its "1,000 Best Films Ever Made" list. Acclaimed filmmaker from Skopje, Milcho Manchevski had his work screened at more than 300 festivals worldwide. He is now finalising his 6th feature film ‘The Willow’.
Hristina Popović is one of Serbia's most popular actresses. She grew up on stage and started acting at the age of seven. Hristina rose to fame for her role in movies such as 'Parada' ('The Parade') – critically acclaimed in Serbia and across Europe - and for her roles in theatre plays such as Waiting for Godot.
After many years in Italy, Altin Prenga returned to Albania to establish his restaurant "Mrizi i zanave". At the heart of his concept is the respect for Albanian traditions and the love of nature. Prenga is an advocate of the Slow Food movement: he works with 400 local producers to protect and reclaim Albania's culinary heritage.
He is the first player ever to score 50 goals in three of Europe's major leagues. Captain of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team, a striker for Roma, and UNICEF Ambassador Edin Džeko started his career in post-war Sarajevo. He says he was enriched by the experience of playing across Europe, from the Czech Republic to Germany, England and Italy.
“This is exactly what I needed,” an entrepreneur from Gracanica, Azemina Ahmedbegovic, said at the end of the cultural heritage exhibition organized by the Association of Business Women in BiH in Sarajevo in December 2018. “Sometimes I get discouraged by a lack of opportunity, but this evening boosted my confidence in our work,” she adds with a smile on her face.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this milestone, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe launched "Making a Difference: An Introduction to Human Rights", a user-friendly guidebook that explains the basics of human rights in an easy-to-understand manner and format. It equips the reader with a concise explanation of human rights and the international human rights framework and mechanisms.
The Delegation of the European Union to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in cooperation with the Embassies of the EU Member States, produced a new platform for promotion and information sharing about events in the field of culture. This cultural events calendar that will be regularly updated, and will be the place to go for the newest information about the events organized by the European Union Delegation, and the EU Member states Embassies.
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"Elizabeth of Bosnia" is the artistic fashion show presenting a new collection of the well-known BiH designer Adnan Hajrulahović HAAD. The collection consists of designer clothing inspired by the queen Elizabeth of Bosnia and her time, but also synchronized with a modern age, while the stylistic figure, colour and texture remain consistent with her time.