As part of Project #INTEGRA - Integration of Third-country Nationals Through Urban Partnerships, the Croatian partner Center for Peace, nonviolence and human rights is running an online campaign, part of which includes information about immigrants and their contributions to their new countries.

In July they presented online the story of Levi Strauss. Levi Strauss, the inventor of the quintessential American garment, was born in Buttenheim, Bavaria, on February 26, 1829. He had three older brothers and three older sisters. Two years after his father succumbed to tuberculosis in 1846, Levi and his sisters emigrated to New York, where they were met by his two older brothers who owned a NYC-based wholesale dry goods business called “J. Strauss Brother & Co.” Levi soon began to learn the trade himself.

When news of the California Gold Rush made its way east, Levi journeyed to San Francisco in 1853 to make his fortune. He established a wholesale dry goods business under his own name Levi Strauss & Co. and imported fine dry goods from his brothers in New York, including clothing, bedding, combs, purses, and handkerchiefs. He made tents and later jeans while he lived with Fanny's growing family. Jacob W. Davis was one of his customers and one of the inventors of riveted denim pants in 1871, and he went into business with Strauss to produce blue jeans. The two men patented the new style of work pants in 1873.

On July 17, as a part of project Integra, Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights has presented an comparison of the Croatian and Syrian highest mountain tops online.
The highest mountain top in Croatia is located on mountain Dinara. Dinara is one of the most interesting Croatian mountains. Its several-hundred-meter-high southwestern cliff is truly impressive and lures all those who observe it from the foot. Particularly beautiful are its rich flower grassland and woods. In winter and most of spring, the peaks of Dinara are covered with snow and on grey days, these are entirely hidden by clouds.

The name Dinara covers multiple terms. Dinara, in its narrow sense, is a mountain east of the town of Knin and north of Peručko Lake. In a broader sense, Dinara is an 84-kilometre-long massif, which encompasses mountains Dinara over Knin, Troglav and Kamešnica. It is well known that mountain Dinara provided the name for the entire mountain range from the Slovene Alps to Prokletije in Albania. Dinara´s highest mountain top is Sinjali which is 1.831 m high.

Highest mountain top in Syria is mount Hermon. It is a mountain cluster constituting the southern end of the Anti-Lebanonmountain range. Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon and, at 2,814 m above sea level, is the highest point in Syria.

The mountain forms one of the greatest geographic resources of the area. Because of its height it captures a great deal of precipitation in a very dry area of the world. Mount Hermon has seasonal winter and spring snow falls, which cover all three of its peaks for most of the year. Mount Hermon is also called the "snowy mountain," the "gray-haired mountain", and the "mountain of snow".

This project is funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

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