It is pleasure for us to announce that the President of the ICG – Prof. Alicia Durán from our Consortium´s partner CSIC Madrid (Spain) introduced on 3rd December 2020 at 14:00 CET time a world presentation on the International Year of Glass 2022 :
The International Commission on Glass (ICG), along with the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOM-Glass are promoting a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. It will underline the technological, scientific and economic importance of glass — that enabling material underpinning so many of our technologies and facilitating the development of more just and sustainable societies to meet the challenges of globalization. Extensive planning is underway to celebrate a UN Year of Glass in 2022, including a kick-off event in Geneva, an ICG congress in Berlin, a worldwide congress on glass technology in Shanghai and a global art/history congress. Many art and scientific glass-themed societies have been contacted: glassmakers, fabricators and suppliers; academia, R&D centers and museums, to share the concept. The outcome so far is 1140 letters of endorsements from 76 countries and we can be proud that one of them is from the FunGlass Centre.