Festival of Mediterranean Citizens to take place from 2 to 5 June

April 5, 2022
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Med Dialogue programme is preparing an amazing event: the “Festival of Mediterranean Citizens” from 2 to 5 June 2022. The festival will gather and involve civil society actors from both shores, to build together a “new Mediterranean” promoting citizenship values and human rights. It will be hosted by the Sicilian City of Catania, famous to be the “City of the Elephant”.

“Festival of Mediterranean Citizens” represents an extraordinary opportunity of networking for civil society at large, of addressing their concerns and aspiration with the help of arts and creativity, as well as of amplifying ideas and practices from the premise that the Mediterranean region is a shared heritage that each citizen must commit to protecting as a common good.

The festival will include several activities such as: public debates, readings and interviews with authors or thinkers, film screenings and artistic performances, multi-actor thematic dialogue workshops, exhibitions, guided visits to heritage and good practices in the hosting town and a networking fair to share ideas, as well as key findings of Med Dialogue projects. 

The focus of the Festival will rotate around the axes of Med Dialogue’s work on the challenges citizens are facing beyond borders in the Mediterranean. In this regard, it will host a wide range of prominent guests to exchange about their own experiences and challenges: CSO practitioners, activists, writers, artists, journalists, researchers, schools and universities, entrepreneurs and politicians. 

For more information

Press release

Festival of Mediterranean Citizens

Countries covered:

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