El Hiwar Summer School: Exploring innovative ideas to bring European and Arab citizens closer

May 20, 2021
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The College of Europe is organising, in the framework of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II, its second Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations. This year’s edition will focus on people-to-people matters and will take place online on 12-16 July. Five days to enhance knowledge of Euro-Arab relations, strengthen skills and explore avenues to improve people-to-people relations. The application deadline is 25 May 2021.

The programme will combine different formats in order to maximise the learning potential: Live interactive lectures; dedicated workshops focussing on skills; “meet the officials” sessions, replicating in an online format institutional study visits; “ideas lab” sessions during which participants will reflect, brainstorm and exchange ideas; and social activities and opportunities to expand your professional network.

The programme will focus on people-to-people relations in the wider framework of Euro-Arab relations; Euro-Arab cultural relations; challenges and opportunities for youth in both regions; migration and mobility between both regions; skills-oriented modules: fundraising, drafting policy briefs, intercultural skills and communicating with impact.

In continuity with El-Hiwar I (2013-2017), the overall objective of the phase II is to strengthen dialogue, co-operation and collaboration with key regional actors in Euro-Arab relations.


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El Hiwar II – webpage

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Tunisia
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