Interview with Paul Walton – sharing experiences and values to find common ways to overcome challenges
Since 2005, the Anna Lindh Foundation has led and supported joint initiatives involving many thousands of civil society leaders on both shores of the Mediterranean. “In practice, it is about bringing people together to share experiences and values, in order to find common ways to overcom...
Interview with Rafaella Iodice – Cooperation is all about people
Working closely with civil society and cooperation in the areas of human rights, culture, media, youth and gender are at the heart of the EU’s partnership with its Southern Mediterranean Neighbours. “We try to go beyond the one-size-fits-all approach,” says Raffaella Iodice, ...
Aladdin flies to the rescue of ancient theatres
An EU-supported project to protect and preserve ancient theatres in five Euro Med countries has turned to the magical world of Aladdin and his genie to inspire and educate children about coliseums and the value of cultural heritage. The EU Neighbourhood Info Centre sent along one of its journa...
The Old Khan restored to its former glories
Few would have imagined that this ancient caravanserai could be restored to its former glories after it had been reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake in 1927. Prior to that, generations of merchants had spent the night here on their travels from Asia to North Africa. But the earthquake l...
Don't touch my wooden door!
The story of a venture that brought together teachers, state school pupils, parents, school heads and museum interpreters and curators with a single purpose: to save the wooden doors of Tangier's medina – an initiative led by the Siwa & Tangier project, funded by the European Union under t...
Water, a link to the Mediterranean identity
Water heritage in the Mediterranean region reflects the way rural and urban populations coped with the scarcity of water, and how they organised local structures around water management. Today, most of this heritage is unprotected, and recent developments, both societal and economic, threaten its su...
EuropeAid Feature - Rediscovering together the water heritage in the Mediterranean region (REMEE): When memories of water become heritage
In the Mediterranean region, water heritage such as canals, wells, aqueducts, fountains or Turkish baths represent the way rural and urban populations coped with the scarcity of water and how they organised local structures around water management in the past. Today many key ancient key sites are ...
Montada promotes heritage value of Kairouan
Teaching people from Kairouan about Kairouan? This is what is planned for September 2010 in four schools of this city in central Tunisia. It is essentially a teaching and learning tool, which has been developed by the Montada project and will be made available to teachers in Kairou...
The People behind the Projects - Interview with Frank Samol - CIUDAD
Local authorities – a bridge across the neighbourhood The Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue (CIUDAD) programme seeks primarily to promote cooperation and dialogue between local and regional authorities in the EU and ENPI partner countries. On the ground, CIUDAD aims to hel...
Eurojar Feature - The Phoenician heritage: a common Euro-Mediterranean asset
In the framework of the European programme “Euromed Heritage IV”, Mare Nostrum project works on linking cities developed by the Phoenicians. A paragon of the Mediterranean cooperation, this project aims at revitalizing the targeted areas and enhancing an antique relationship amon...
The People behind the Projects - Interview with Andreas Oberenzer - Hammamed project
Putting the hammam back at the heart of the community Once a centrepiece of the Islamic city, the hammam is at risk of dying out as a living public space. Hammamed, a €1.19 million three-year project under the EU-funded Euromed Heritage IV programme, is fighting to reverse the trend. In an int...
Eurojar Feature - RIWAQ to protect cultural heritage in Palestine
The European Union aims at protecting and developing architectural “common heritage” in Palestine by supporting RIWAQ, a Palestinian NGO, with 165,000 Euros on a period of three years. 50 villages are involved… Badi’a Zaidan - Ramallah, Eurojar The EU ha...
Eurojar Feature - Raising awareness for the hammam as a cultural heritage
Within the framework of the Euromed Cultural Heritage IV program, the European Union carried out a development project entitled Hammamed. The main aim is to raise awareness of the hammam as a cultural heritage in the Mediterranean area, through conferences, workshops, dissemination activities&hell...
Guardians of Water: EuroMed Heritage project in Morocco and Tunisia
The use of water touches at the heart of Mediterranean civilisation, a living memory of society’s relationship with its environment. Yet water heritage is staring extinction in the face, buckling under the pressures of development and demographic change. In the face of ...
Eurojar Feature - Together, towards restitution of cultural goods
Illicit traffic of cultural goods constitutes a transnational phenomenon that can only be fought by developing strong international cooperation, which unfortunately turns out to be an arduous task for Euro Mediterranean countries. The European Union is offering support to its partners. B...
Greenhouse project: Where filmmakers meet
A project funded through the Euromed Audiovisual II programme brings together filmmakers from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Turkey. While being trained and supported in their documentaries, the Greenhouse project offers them a platform from where they exchange experiences and views. It...
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