North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity

 


 INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
 

 The programme “Intercultural Dialogue” aims at the elaboration of strategies and mechanisms of dialogue between Europe and her neighbour regions (particularly south Mediterranean and African ones) in order to strengthen regional stability by a better reciprocal knowledge and mutual understanding.
The programme is based on the following dimensions:

. migrations
and their socio-cultural aspects
. women
as agents of change in Mediterranean societies
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media as tools of dialogue
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the reinforcement of democratic processes and human rights in the Euro-Mediterranean region



 News
 
North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women
National Workshop - “Enhance women's access to political life in the Mediterranean: challenges and opportunities. The example of Morocco”, 28 March in tetouan (Morocco)
This workshop is organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Association of Women Voices and collaboration of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe.
. Euro Med Women Network
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Website of the association
North-South Process for the Empowerment of Women
National Workshop - «The political participation of women in Politics : Key factor for the dialogue and the democratic consolidation», 17 March 2014 in Tunis

This Workshop is organised by the North-South Centre in co-operation with the Center of Arab Woman for Training and Research (CAWTAR) in partnership with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
. Concept Note
. Programme
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 Previous News
 
Further steps towards full protection of girls and women world-wide
Reacting to the death on Monday 30 April of a 5 year-old girl who had been raped two weeks earlier in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Stella Kyriakides (Cyprus, EPP/CD) and José Mendes Bota (Portugal, EPP/CD) declared themselves worried about the fact that full protection of their life and safety is by far not guaranteed to all girls and women throughout the world.
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Conference “The Social and Political Empowerment of Women based on Women’s Stories”, 4-6 November in Istanbul
This event is co-organised by the North-South Centre, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Turkish Authorities. The Conference “The Social and Political Empowerment of Women based on Women’s Stories” aims to be a venue for experience sharing, based on the assumption that testimonies and exchanges between women from different walks of life create opportunities for empowerment. Women will be invited to share their stories from various spheres of life, learn from and inspire each other. The conference will address the many challenges and obstacles women face today and will propose practical solutions at various levels (governmental, parliamentary, civil society), and in respect of the diversity of the situations in the region.
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Concept paper

. Press release
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Conference on "the Gender Approach in the Development of Women in the Mediterranean", July 7 in Tetouan (Morocco)
This conference was organised by the "Festival Voix de Femmes" and the North South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with Women's Tribune, and under the sponsorship of the Alliance of Civilizations & The Union for the Mediterranean (UPM). The Conference had many objectives including the presentation of recommendations to improve the relevance of public policies and the socioeconomic status of women and women's participation in public life.
. For more information (In French)
. Programme (In French)
. Conclusions (In French)
. The call of Tetouan (In French)
. Photos
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Website "Festival Voix de Femmes"


Conference "Women as Agents of Change in the South of the Mediterranean Region", 24-25 October in Rome
This event was co-organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Italian Parliament, and enjoyed the political support of the government of Italy and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as well as the financial support of the government of Spain.
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. Conclusions of the conference
. Political conclusions
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LINKS
 

ENPI INFO CENTRE / ENPI VIDEO
The Euro-Med Youth platform is inviting all those interested in attending its annual conference in October 2010 to send in on-line applications.
Titled, ‘Our White Sea II: Networking for Sustainable Development’, the event is described as an annual possibility to share knowledge about the Euro-Med region.


Presentation of the initiative “Women in Afghanistan: Empowering gender equality and democracy”



Intercultural Dialogue website of the Council of Europe


. COPEAM (Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operatos)


. Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network


. Euro-Med Non-Governmental Platform


North South Process  for the Empowerment of Women

Lisbon Forum - Last Edition

Lisbon Forum 2012, 3-4 December at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon (Portugal)
This event was organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Alliance of Civilisations and in cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal. The event took place in the framework of the Programme “Strengthening democratic reform in the southern Neighbourhood”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.
The theme for 2012 was "The Arab Season: from change to challenges". It was a follow-up to the previous year’s edition and focused again on the developments in the Arab countries of Northern Africa and the Middle East in order to take stock of the progress made - and obstacles met - on the path towards democracy. Particular attention was paid to new political elites, youth and women activists and to the process of democratic reforms.
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Programme outline

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PUBLICATIONS

.Intercultural Dialogue: basis of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
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. Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean Region:  the foundation of peace and security Download
. Women’s Rights in the Euro-Mediterranean Region: Women as Agents of Change

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. Strategies for Social development and Social Cohesion in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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DOCUMENTS

Resolution A/RES/65 130 adopted by the UN General Assembly ON COOPERATION BETWEEN THE United Nations and the Council of Europe


White paper on Intercultural Dialogue


White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue: debate in Luxembourg
The White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue was presented for the first time in Luxembourg, on 10 May, in co-operation with the ''Pierre Werner'' Institute. The Director General for Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni was the key-note speaker of a public debate.
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