“We are facing a historical era of growing mistrust and polarisation across and within our societies. How should we respond to this sense of drift and disillusion among the young women and men of our region? By inclusion, by investment in their voice, agency and leadership, by giving them a sense of ownership in policies that affect their lives and livelihoods.” This is the message launched by the Anna Lindh Foundation in the third edition of the Report on Intercultural Trends and Social Change in the EuroMediterranean Region. The report, released in 2018 and already presented in Rhodes, Tunis, Rome, Amman, Rabat, Tampere and Paris, will be now debated in Portugal at the University of Évora.
The Intercultural Trends report, established in 2010 with the support of the 42 Member States of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the European Union, represents a landmark study on cross-cultural trends and social change across Europe and the southern Mediterranean. The 2018 report is based on a unique public opinion survey carried out with citizens on both sides of the Mediterranean, as an instrument for measuring trends in cultural relations and triggering action for change at the policy level of regional cooperation.
The event will take place in the University of Évora, Colégio do Espírito Santo (main building), Sala dos Docentes, 2 December at 14:30. The seminar, co-organized by UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, through its office at the University of Évora, and the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims at sharing the richness of the data collected and to foster dialogue between academia, experts and the civil society.
The event will feature the participation of Prof. António Candeias, Vice-Rector of the University of Évora; Prof. Filipe Themudo Barata, President of the UNIMED Office at the University of Évora and Chair Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage; Ambassador José Filipe Moraes Cabral, President of the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO; as well as Dr. Nabil Al Sharif, Executive Director of Anna Lindh Foundation.
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