First virtual Intercultural Trends and Media Platform to discuss COVID-19 impact on intercultural exchanges in the Mediterranean

June 9, 2020
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At times characterized by a global pandemic, the Anna Lindh Foundation together with the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) organises the first virtual Intercultural Trends and Media Platform called: “Feeling connected during the crisis – media narratives of the Euro-Mediterranean” today from 11:30 to 13:00 CEST.

The meeting is conceived as a space for a facilitated debate between journalists, academia and civil society to exchange reflections on the way media productions, cross-cultural reporting and mutual perceptions are changing as a result of the current crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean region and to share ideas on what could be done to minimize the negative consequences of the current crisis on intercultural exchanges and dialogue.

The Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Trends and Media Platform brings together media, academia and civil society to discuss how perceptions between Europeans and Southern and Eastern Mediterranean people have evolved in recent years as a result of the growing migratory and refugee movements, the rise of populist’s discourses and phenomena of violent extremism.

The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (€10 million) and the EU Member States (€6 million).


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Countries covered:

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