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International CONNEXXIONS Seminar in Tunisia: call for contributions

An international seminar entitled “CONNEXXIONS: Cultural life, diversity of cultural expressions, human development – perspectives and actions” will be held September 6 to 8, 2012, at the Hammamet International Cultural Center in Tunisia.

Organized by the German Commission for UNESCO, this seminar aims to strengthen the involvement of civil society in the field of culture through implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

More specifically, the objectives of the CONNEXXIONS seminar are as follows:

  • Enhance self-organization of civil society in the field of arts and culture;
  • Democratize the cultural sector in order to spur a cultural transition;
  • Differentiate cultural needs, identifying (existing) (local) resources;
  • Transfer competencies, knowledge, and know-how;
  • Connect with (inter)regional and international networks;
  • Develop practical and doable options for cooperative cultural policies in a perspective of sustainable development.

Those interested in taking part are invited to submit their applications no later than July 15, 2012.

The German Commission will select up to sixty participants from Tunisia and twenty participants from other Maghreb and Mashrek countries. It will also invite twenty international experts from UNESCO, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and regional and international networks to ensure international dialogue.

For more information on this event and consult the call for applications, please visit the German Commission for UNESCO website.


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