The Mediterranean Sea has often been depicted as the cradle of world civilisations. The sea is known in English and the Romance languages as the sea “between the lands”, but historically the Mediterranean Sea has gone by many names. The Romans have called it Mare Nostrum (Our Sea); in Arabic and Turkish the sea is often referred to as the White Sea (al-Bahr al-Abyad and Akdeniz, respectively); in Hebrew, it is called Yam Gadol (Great Sea), and in German Mittelmeer (Middle Sea).
Since Antiquity, the Mediterranean Basin has been the centre for the three monotheisms, flourishing civilisations, migrations, the development of cultural, scientific and economic exchanges, but also for the intersections of wars. Today, unfortunately, the Mediterranean Basin is the theatre of a humanitarian crisis that has challenged the collective leadership around the sea.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
OSCE SUMMER SCHOOL
DATE: 9–13 July 2018
To develop the next generation of peacebuilders, the OSCE Secretariat is organizing the OSCE Summer School for 20 young people from the South Caucasus and other OSCE regions interested in international affairs.
Europe Day, observed on May 9 each year, marks the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, which proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner to the European Union.
Watch Euronews journalist Bryan Carter explain what Europe Day is in more detail and why it’s commemorated every May 9.
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.
We bring together different communities from private, public and civil society and continue to work together.
How can the public, private sector, civil society and local people work together in a community of social peace? We’ve been searching in Diyarbakir, this time for the answers to questions like what they need to work with different people.
A workshop named “Civic Laboratory for Social Innovations” was held last Friday in Vitez, organized by the Youth Resource Center Tuzla, and in cooperation with the Youth Association “Enter” from Vitez.
A workshop for 50 participants who had the opportunity to actively participate were led by Slobodan Blagovčanin from ORC Tuzla and Ivan Sajević from UM “Enter” Vitez who worked on facing social challenges on the road to regional reconciliation and the creation of innovative peace-building tools.
The organizers of the 2018 ICFP are seeking youth leaders aged 18 to 25 years old to be keynote speakers, media makers and moderators for sessions at the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). Young people who are selected will have conference registration and travel costs covered, and will play an essential role in providing a youth perspective and voice to the program.
- Programme finalised with nearly 100 speakers confirmed
- Universal Basic Income documentary to premier at #EHF2018
- Still time to register and bring more friends.
- Donations welcome!
After several weeks of frantic activity, this week we closed our programme of activities so that we can have it printed in time for the forum.
With almost 100 speakers confirmed at the time of writing, from places as diverse as Cameroon, Iraq, Chile and the United States, and from all over Europe, distributed among 21 working areas, and with the support of around 50 organisations, action fronts, movements and networks, and hundreds of individual participants, the forum promises to be an exciting cauldron of activity in which activists can learn from the experience of others and contribute their own experiences, creating a common intelligence that all of us can take from the forum back to our areas of social and political activism.
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