Mediterranean City

Dialogue among Cultures

21 February to 3 March 2005

Participating Cities
Public policy Forum»
First Day
Second Day»
Panel 2
Panel 3
Panel 4
Closing Plenary
Beautiful Book

Panel 2: Civil Society

Location: Middle Hall
Reporter: Ms. Najat Fakhfakh

How could the activity of civil societies actually influence the political and social realities of the Mediterranean region? How could it contribute to reviving the consciousness of belonging to a Mediterranean identity? How do we make better use of the existing networks and reinforce the cultural and professional exchanges in the region?

What are the obstacles and difficulties encountered by civil society in different Mediterranean countries? What are the policies required to protect and promote the action of civil societies in the region?


10:20 – 12:00 Session 2  Moderator: Mrs. Wassila Tamzali

10:20 – 10:40

Mr. Hisham Sadek
Egyptian Association for Culture & Enlightenment

10:40 – 11:00

Mr. Harry Tzalas
"A city with an identity is a better place to live: The importance of Cultural Awareness in development planning".

11:00 – 11:20

Mr. Andreu Claret
Director of IEMed

11:20 – 11:40

Mr. Adriano La Regina
Director of  the Superintendence on Archaeological Heritage of Rome

12:20 – 13:40 Session 3  Moderator: Mrs. Esra Nilgun Mirze

12:20 – 12:40

Mr. Pierre Abi Saab
Journalist and critic

12:40 – 13:00

Mr. Carlo Repetti,
Director of the "Stabile" Theatre in Genoa
" Genoa: Politics and Civil Society together for a change also with the knowledge between cultures"

13:00 – 13:20

Ms. Wassyla Tamzali
Head of Civil Society Committee of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo

16:00 – 17:40 Session 4  Moderator: Mr. Andreu Claret

16:00 – 16:20

Ms. Esra Nilgun Mirze , Director of Istanbul Kultur Sanat

16:20 – 16:40

Mr. Philippe Foulquié
Director of La Friche Belle de Mai
"Between the economic facts of Culture and the illusions of institutional deciders"



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