Before I came to the Forum, I was concerned with the “obession” as I saw of NGO’s in the area of intercultural dilaogue on Art and Culture.
I come Ireland where Art and Culture are not something that everyday people relate to in ordinary language. So it was hard to reconcile in my head how bring people together for music or art will make people have a dialogue.
This morning we will hear from Andre Azoulay, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, who will chair the session.
We will hear from the rapporteurs of the various sessions
Ljubov Lisssina (Trajectorya, Estonia) Education, Intercultural Learning and Youth
Serene Huleileh (The Arab Education Forum, Jordon) Cultural and Artistic Collaborations
Garba Diallo (Crossing Borders, Denmark) Creating Spaces of Peace and Coexistence
Mario Alves (ACE ETNIA, Protugal) Cities, Migrants and Diversity
Norbert Hintersteiner (Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin) Religion, Spirituality and Values
Katarina Stigwall (Head of Network Sweden) Medina
Yousri Darwish (Head of Network Palestine) Medina
Carmen Sammut (Euromed Taskforce, Malta)
There will then be an overview by Michele Capasso (Head of Network, Italy) and Andre Claret (Executive Director, Anna Lindh Foundation)
We will then hear from the Euro-Med Award 2010 winners, Combatants for Peace and History in Action.
Following that there will be intstitutional interventions from Antonio Fogué Moya (President of the Diputcaió e Barcelona, Spain), Abdulhadi Majali (President of the EMPA, Jordan) and Abdelmaksoud Rachdi (Chair of the Euromed Non-Governmental Platform, Morrocco)
Then Andre Azoulay, President will close the forum.
The live blog is here
Youth and Education ( Youth Policies )
After a comprehensive presentation by Mr. Khalid Louhichi ( The representative of Arab League ) on the reality of the Arab youth , challenges , obstacles and hope. followed by a provocative presentation by Haythem Kamel o the civil society organization , his presentation brought many challenging questions , are the civil society organization the same ? or shall we distinguish between the governmental and the non governmental , profit making or not. the two presentations brought so many essential topics to be discussed between the speakers and the audience.
Plenary 2: Contribution to a Euro-Mediterranean Intercultural Startegy: The Role of Anna Lindh Foundation
Chair: Assia Bensallah (Groupe De Sages, Morocco)
Moderator: Thierry Fabre (Musuem of Europe and the Mediterranean)
- Denis Huber (North South Centre, CoE, Portugal),
- Jean Louis Ville, (European Commission)
- Nancy Bakir (League of Arab States, Egypt)
- Ali Moussa Iye (UNESCO)
Anna Lindh Networks:
- Abdelfattah Abusrour (Palestine)
- Claue Frisoni (Luxembourg)
- Anat Lapidot (Israel)
- Nilgun Mirze (Turkey)
- Ibrahim Spahic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
The Live blog is here participate on twitter with the #forum2010 hashtag.
Also check out the webcast
So this morning I attended one of the Sessions on Migrants and Cities. This was supposed to evolve around places that connections and dialogue could occur, both online and offline.
Now I am not claiming to be an expert on this stuff in anyway, but I was sort of disappointed in the session. There was lots of talk of Art, Culture and Academia, all of which will make a difference, but not one that will make a difference between migrant and host country citizen.