Petra University, Nabatean Theatre of debate, Faculty of Mass Communication, Amman, Jordan, 10th January 2019
“Our era seems to be divided and polarized: the news are filled with extremism, conflict, bigotry and misinformation. It is a challenging scenario. Sooner rather than later, we must tackle this situation the best way we can, through sharing and understanding” is the message launched by the Anna Lindh Foundation after the publication of the third edition of the Report on Intercultural Trends and Social Change in the Euro-Mediterranean Region.
Since 2010, the Anna Lindh Foundation publishes a Report analysing Intercultural trends in the Euro-Mediterranean region, that features the outcomes of a research conducted in 13 Euro-Mediterranean countries. The analysis is based on the Recommendations of the Prodi Groupe des Sages – an High Level Group on Intercultural Dialogue set in 2003 by the President of the European Commission- that invited to build projects promoting dialogue on understanding the transformations in our societies, and the analysis of their impact on behaviours, values and perceptions.
The third edition of the Report on Intercultural Trends and Social Change in the Euro-Mediterranean Region, that was released in 2018 and has already been presented in Rhodes, Tunis and Rome, will be debated in Jordan at Petra University on the 10th January 2019. The seminar, co-organized together with UNIMED and the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims at sharing the richness of the data collected and their use by the academic and scientific world. Besides, it will be an occasion to learn and discuss about the most recent developments in the region and the unique public polling methodology co-designed with Gallup and Ipsos-MORI, which constitutes a pioneering resource for the Euro- Mediterranean agenda.
The Report analyses the trends in the perceptions in the Region, particularly after the impact of conflicts, as well as in the broader context of economic globalisation, immigration, and the question of identity which these changes were presenting on the two shores of the Mediterranean. It provides recommendations focusing on those areas which could bridge the gap in mutual perceptions, including education, culture and the media, as well as the creation of an instrument to measure the evolving values and attitudes of people in the Region, in accordance with the Groupe des Sages reflections.
The event will feature the presence of Prof. Marwan El Muwalla, President of Petra University, Dr Nabil Al Sharif, Executive Director, Anna Lindh Foundation and Mme Elisabeth Guigou, President, Anna Lindh Foundation, as well as Mme Eleonora Insalaco, Head of Intercultural Research and Programming at Anna Lindh Foundation and researcher of Ipsos Mena, to introduce the methodology and research insights.
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