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5th Bridging the sea debate”Civil society in the Mediterranean: Building bridges a decade after the Mediterranean Springs”11.11.2021

In the framework of its “BRIDGING THE SEA: A Review of Mediterranean Civil Society” publication, Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality programme organized a debate on “Civil society in the Mediterranean: Building bridges a decade after the Mediterranean Springs” in partnership with “Fondation Assemblée des Citoyens et Citoyennes de la Méditerrannée”- FACM (Spain) in Valencia, on 27 September 2021.

The objective of this meeting is to promote local debates on the challenges faced by civil society organisations working beyond borders in the Mediterranean region such as socio economic issues and the current health crisis the whole region is facing.

During this debate which was also broadcasted online, the audience had the opportunity to follow a detailed presentation of the mapping research outputs conducted by Ibrahim Heggy on of the co-author of the publication and Gianluca Solera, Med Dialogue programme team leader.

Furthermore, the panelists including a wide variety of experts addressed an analysis of the social movement held in the entire Mediterranean region during the years 2010-2011 namely “the Mediterranean springs” while highlighting their consequences in terms of justice, democracy and cohesion. This led to very detailed questions and constructive exchanges with the audience.

This debate was held in the framework of the “debats Vius” during the Festival Mostra Viva del Mediterrani, in presence of : Albert Moncusí Ferré, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Valencia, Professor Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez Victoriano, professor of Sociology at the UV, Maria Àngels Roque, director of Mediterranean Cultures IEMed (Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània), Professor Dra. Lola Bañon, professor of Journalism at the UV and journalist specialized in the Mediterranean, María Colomer Pache, president of Mostra.

Watch the whole debate.

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