UNESCO Chairs meet on Zoom

11:28 by Cornelius Holtorf

On 1 April, five of the eight Swedish UNESCO Chairs and Fanny Davidsson of the Swedish UNESCO Commission met on Zoom.

We agreed to have regular meetings to enhance collaboration between UNESCO Sweden and our Universities.

At a time of national crises around the world we need to strengthen every possible voice of global collaboration and solidarity! The current crisis does not only affect health care and the economy but even ways of communication, structures in global education and cultural values in peoples’ lives – these are the realms of UNESCO and they require responses in a UNESCO context.

It was agreed during the meeting that the planned UNESCO Day at Linnaeus University will be held during the autumn of 2020.

Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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