Through Kvareli to EU – Austrian book corner at Kvareli EuroClub
On 11 November, 2021 the Young European Ambassadors participated in the second anniversary of Euroclub Kvareli, as grandiose as that may sound. The anniversary had many highlights to offer. One of these highlights was the opening of the Austrian book corner at the Kvareli #1 Public School. But before we get to that, let’s see what connects this school to Austria.
Kvareli #1 Public School has a long tradition of teaching German, and the students are trying to improve their knowledge of the language. But like anywhere else in Georgia, materials in German are very scarce. You can’t just go and buy books in German. And when we are talking about Austria, Austrian books in original language are even more hard to find for Georgian students.
And that is when EuroClub comes into action. The Austrian Embassy to Georgia had extensive cooperation with EuroClub, and since the EuroClub’s ‘headquarters’ are located in Kvareli, the Embassy opened the new Austrian book corner there. The Ambassador of Austria, H.E. Thomas Mühlmann, after attending the ceremony of EuroClub’s 2nd anniversary, accompanied by other European Ambassadors and us, the Young European Ambassadors, went to the EuroClub space at Kvareli #1 public school and officially announced the opening of the Austrian book corner.
“We are opening a book corner here in Kvareli, which is the fourth in Georgia, more to come. I am very happy to be here.” – Thomas Mühlmann, Ambassador of Republic of Austria to Georgia
The Austrian book corner was opened with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Georgia. It will be part of the Österreich Bibliothek Tbilisi network. The main goal of the book corner is to deepen the friendship and cultural relations between Austria and Georgia, Austrian and Georgian youth. Imagine a student in Kvareli, who wants learn German, who is interested in Austrian culture and now they can have access to the needed materials, to read Austrian books in original.
“The opening of Austrian book corner in Kvareli popularizes German language and provides support for tudents, who are studying this language. It also strengthens friendship between two countries.” – Nika Gurini, Founder of EuroClub Kvareli
This is why intercultural relations are the cornerstone of society.
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