Armenia was recognized the winner of the Europe nomination at the UNWTO 2013 Vettor Giusti tourism poster competition.
This news was officially announced today during the 20th General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Zambia and Zimbabwe from 24-29 August.
Presented by the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia and the RA Ministry of Economy, the “Symphony of Stones” poster was named the best among 44 member-countries of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.
The Vettor Giusti tourism posters competition is held every two years on the occasion of the sessions of the UNWTO General Assembly. This year the Assembly is attended by over 140 countries.
The award of Europe’s best tourism poster is the proof of many activities aimed at promotion of diverse and multi-faceted tourism of Armenia. The importance of it lies within the context of increasing the awareness of Armenia’s historical, cultural and religious heritage on the global map, as well as boosting inbound tourism flows.
Armenia’s “Symphony of Stones” poster will be displayed at the entrance hall of the UNWTO building in Madrid and will be viewed on the UNWTO website until the next edition of the Vettor Giusti posters competition in 2015.
Today, August 3, Lilit Mkrtichian (of course) won the Bronze medal in European Women’s Individual Chess championships, in Belgrade, Serbia, from a field of 169 competitors.
The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA) is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership. At the same time, the award aims to inspire early stage and experienced researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research.
The Award is granted each year but the prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work.
The Award consists of a Certificate and a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city.
Please note, that the call for 2013 is dedicated to PhD candidates only.
The research should be of demonstrably excellent quality (publications, prizes, grants etc.)
The research must have a clear European dimension, either because it is a collaboration of researchers in different European countries or it is a research project in one European country that addresses a research topic of European added value.
The applicant should have demonstrated independence or/and central role in the research project; should have inspired students working for him as well as colleagues; and should have initiated outreach to wider audiences.
Candidates should work in a European country, but are not required to have a European nationality.
The definition of young researcher in this context is all persons who are enrolled in her/his first PhD at the time of the application deadline. Young researchers who have obtained their PhD after 30 September 2012 are also eligible.
The application should be in English.
Application procedure and documentation
Up to two pages A4 describing the research and its European dimension (attached document or in mail body)
Maximum of two pages CV including statement of prizes/awards already received. (attached document)
A list of publications (attached document)
The above mentioned documents should be preferably included in a single pdf-file. In addition candidates must supply two letters in support of the nomination, each of no more than two pages A4:
describing why the candidate as a person deserves this award (leadership, inspirational role, outreach to wider audiences),
commenting on the quality and relevance of the specific research and the publications, o mentioning any specific circumstances that would make the award particularly appropriate.
These two letters should be from individuals well qualified in the field, at least one of whom not associated with the research itself.
Applications which do not meet eligibility criteria or do not respect the application procedure in particular the length of documents will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
An international selection Committee will evaluate the applications and select the Awardee.
Please submit the PDF application electronically via email attachment firstname.lastname@example.org
. Identify the nomination file as “last name-first name”.
Armenia’s Arthur Aleksanyan won his second European champion’s title at the European Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship, held in the Georgian capital city, Tbilisi.
In the final round, Aleksanyan, the London Olympics bronze-medalist, defeated Vladislav Metodiev from Bulgaria. During the semifinals, Armenian wrestler defeated Shalva Gadabadze of Azerbaijan.
Altogether, Arthur Alexanian won the gold Medal in European Wrestling Championships after defeating the Turkish, Azeri and the Bulgarian competitors!
Furthermore, Armenian Greco-Roman wrester Vachik Yeghiazaryan (120 kg) won bronze at Tbilisi-hosted European championships. Yeghiazaryan faced off against Bulgaria’s Lyubomir Dimotrov in the struggle for bronze medal. However, the latter refused to continue the fight due to the injury he earlier received. As a result, the Armenian athlete for the first time in his career won European championships bronze.
Today, an Armenian wrestler named Davit Safaryan has taken the European champion’s title. In the final of the 66 kg category, he defeated (2-0) Yakup Gor from Turkey. The European Freestyle Wrestling Championship has been underway in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi.