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Statement of the mediterranean youth

The Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation brings together at the Barcelona meeting more than 120 young people from the Mediterranean with experts and members of the network of citizen circles throughout the Mediterranean at the Barcelona meeting.

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The alarm has rang for a Transition in Food and Agricultural. Wake up!

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09 February 2018

The Mediterranean Citizen’s Assembly Foundation (FACM) encourages its members to work with a Transition in Food and Agricultural sustainable, and to publicise their commitments at national and international events.

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To sign to declaration please write to>   secretariat@fundacionacm.org

7th FACM Meeting – 2017, Casablanca (Morocco)

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The  Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (ACM Foundation / Valencia / Spain) brings together in Casablanca more than 120 experts and members of its network of citizen circles from all over the Mediterranean to discuss the needs and tools of action of the citizenship for peace and progress in the region.The seventh meeting of the ACM Foundation took place between 9th to 12th November in Casablanca, where met representatives of 27 citizens’ circles of this institution, which has a presence in more than twenty countries of the Mediterranean basin and which counted on the intervention of leading experts and representatives of Mediterranean institutions discussing promotion in the field of citizenship, peace and progress in the Mediterranean.

The international meeting dealed with various topics in the context of four agoras of debate in which it has been discussed the xenophobia, radicalization, migration, ethnic conflicts, education, inequalities, sustainable development, citizen participation, particularly lending attention to the role of women and youth.

The ACM Foundation is a citizen network of dialogue, proposal and action, based on the democratic values of freedom, peace and respect for diversity and environmental responsibility. The Citizens ‘Assembly of the Mediterranean was created in 2008 as a citizens’ initiative. The ACM Foundation was formed as a foundation at the end of 2015, and its headquarters were established in Valencia / Spain.

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Vicent Garcés: “The Mediterranean in Emergency and Resistance: The Voice of the Region’s Youth” | Quaderns de la Mediterrània IEMed

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NEW PUBLICATION:Quaderns de la Mediterrània by IEMed “Intercultural dialogue: recognizing ourselves in the culture of the Other”

Twenty academic specialists and active representatives of civil society from both shores of the Mediterranean alert to some current dynamics contrary to dialogue between peoples and sustainable and shared development and offer their recommendations. The remedy, as they point out, does not consist in isolating ourselves and building walls, but in staying united and participating. Within TIMES OF TRANSFORMATION AND RESILIENCE that the dossier addresses, the article by the president of the MCAF, Vicent Garcés, has been published: “The Mediterranean in emergency and resistance: the voice of the youth of the region”


The Mediterranean  in Emergency and Resistance: The Voice of the Region’s Youth

Vicent Garcés. President of the Mediterranean Citizen’s Assembly Foundation (MCAF)

The Covid-19 crisis has shaken the foundations of the entire world and also of Mediterranean societies, adding to the situation of emergency which the Mediterranean was already experiencing and that affects different variables:
• Economic: characterised by growing economic and social inequalities between northern and southern countries in the region and within the countries themselves.

• Climatic and environmental: particularly concerns the Mediterranean Sea and has special impact on the advance of desertification.

• Social: particularly visible in the permanent migration flows worsened by the refugee crisis and by the thousands of dead in the deserts and the sea.

• Political: seen in citizens’ growing crisis of trust in the representatives and the constant citizen demands for a change of regime.

• Cultural: revealed by the increasingly religious and identity tension between the peoples of the Mediterranean and the neighbouring areas.
This Mediterranean emergency is worsened by the active presence of new and old powers, intervening in different ways, and whose extreme manifestation we see in the wars and armed conflicts in the region and neighbouring areas. In 2010/11, in a first stage, the phenomenon of the so-called “Arab Spring” appeared and has developed differently in each country and with different outcomes. In a second stage, the one we are currently experiencing, the citizenry, from Algeria to Lebanon, continues to insist on their initial demands for freedom, dignity and social justice. Similar citizen uprisings, with their specificities, took place in Spain, France, Greece and Italy.

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Analysis: Is There a Still Way Forward to Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean?

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Assoc. Prof. Aylin Ünver Noi, MCA Foundation Governing and Advisory Board member

Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the need for inter-state cooperation. Turkey was one of the first countries that provided medical supplies to its NATO allies in need to fight against Covid-19. This cooperation between NATO allies indicated us that allies stronger together than they are apart. These developments also raised hopes and expectations that Covid-19 will distract states from geopolitics. Gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean had initially increased expectations for cooperation through energy diplomacy.

Contrary to expectations, gas exploration and drilling activities neither served to cooperation nor distracted states from geopolitics. The unilateral declarations and actions taken by some states in exploring and drilling gas and signing the maritime boundary delimitation agreements with countries in the eastern Mediterranean without reaching an agreement on the areas where the claims of the states overlap have also worsened the situation. Briefly, gas activities in the region fuelled the existing tensions and even exacerbated them, which is quite evidenced by recent tension between two NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

Tension between two countries escalated through  militarizing activities of Greece on the  Greek islands near to Turkey’s coastline. The Eastern Aegean islands, which had been placed under Greek sovereignty in 1914, shall remain demilitarized according to Treaty of Lousanne (1923) and Paris Peace Treaties (1947). Militarization of Greek  islands near to coastline of Turkey were forbidden according to these treaties. Greece with its militarization of these islands  violates these treaties.

Furthermore, malign influence of some states even that do not have a coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean obviously does not serve for peace, stability and prosperity in the region.  In other words, their intervention is not helpful to solve disagreements in the region. Less interest of Greeks to reduce tensions with Turkey partly fuelled by these malign actors’ policies in the Eastern Mediterranean and return to geopolitics.

Exploratory talks that will begin soon between Turkey and Greece can be a platform for a dialogue needed. Both sides will explore reasons  of disagreements and explore methodology to solve them. These periodical rounds of talks were held 60 times between Turkey and Greece between 2002-2016.

There are several disagreements between Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea and in the Eastern Mediterranean ranging from territorial waters, continental shelf, EEZ, airspace, militarization of islands near to coastline of Turkey to Cyprus issue.

In order to enable the reader to better understand the current disagreements between Turkey and Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean,  the main reasons of disagreements in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean and suggestions for solution are evaluated in the following part.

Maritime boundary delimitation

The proximity of some Greek islands to the Turkish coasts causes problems in reaching an agreement on maritime boundary between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea.

In maritime boundary delimitation, islands may have full effect, partial effect or no effect. Islands are ignored or given limited effect in maritime boundary delimitation if their location distorts equitable delimitation.

Delimitation is to be effected by agreement in accordance with equitable principles. Delimitation of EEZ between states with opposite coasts shall be effected by agreement on the basis of international law in order to reach an equitable solution. If no agreement can be reached between the parties then third party solutions ranging from negotiations, inquiries, conciliation, arbitration to submission to the International Court of Justice apply.

Greece gives full effect/ full Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) to its islands in the Aegean Sea. According to this maximalist approach of Greece, which gives full effect to all of its islands in the Aegean Sea ignoring Turkey’s rights, makes the Aegean Sea is a purely Greek. This maximalist maritime boundary claims of Greece, which ignores Turkey’s rights, confines Turkey’s maritime jurisdiction to the Gulf of Antalya.

Turkey has the longest coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Turkey argues that there is no automatical claim in international law that islands generate full maritime jurisdiction areas. Islands cannot generate full effect/Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) under international law as they distort the equitable delimitation. Maximalist approach of Greece based on full effect given to Greek islands distorts equtable delimitation.

Turkey argues that EEZ disagreements between Greece and Turkey can be solved thorugh dialogue and negotiations based on equity and equidistance/ median line principle  that does not give full effect to islands.

Aegean Sea is a common sea between Turkey and Greece that requires mutual consent and fair and equitable maritime boundary delimitation. Greece should give up its perception to regard the entire Aegean Sea as a purely Greek sea disregarding Turkey’s rights in the Aegean Sea as one of the coastal states.

What is the EU’s Position on Turkey-Greece’s disagreement on  delimitation maritime boundary? This is not the first case for the EU. The EU remained neutral when its member states Croatia and Slovenia had similar disagreement on maritime boundary delimitation. However, the EU does not show same neutral position on the disagreement between Greece and Turkey. The EU supports Greece’s maximalist approach in the Eastern Mediterranean and threaten Turkey to impose sanctions. According to international law, the EU does not have any competence in delimiting maritime boundaries. Accordingly, the EU is not at the position to qualify Turkey’s offshore activities illegal under international law.

Double standard harms the credibility of the EU and its potential to play a mediator role between Turkey and Greece. The EU should remain neutral on maritime boundary delimitation and support dialogue between Greece and Turkey. Sanctions might further deteriorate the existing situation and harm Turkey-EU relations and does not serve peace and stability in the Mediterranean.

Maritime Boundary Delimitation Agrements

According to international law, delimitation agreements (MBDs) should be based on equity and non-violation of the rights of third parties. MBDs should be have an equitable result and mutual consensus.

Greece signed Maritime Boundary Delimitation (MBD) agreements with some countries in the Eastern Mediterranean that violates Turkey’s rights. For instance, MBDs signed between Greece and Egypt distorts Turkey’s maritime boundary.

Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum

Eastern Mediterrenan Gas Forum, which excludes some countries of the Eastern mediterranean such as Turkey and Lebanon, established for exploring, drilling, sharing, hydracarbon reserves of the Eastern Mediterreanean.

Turkey’s exclusion from East-Med Gas Forum along with Greece and Greek Cypriot Administration offshore activities in the Eastern Mediterranean led Turkey to sign a bilateral maritime boundary agreement with Libya. Turkey is ready to launch maritime boundary delimitation talks with all Eastern Mediterranean countries except Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA). Turkey does not negotiate GCA which abolished the partnership state in Cyprus in 1960. Turkey does not recognize any unilateral actions of Greek Cypriots’ before the settlement of Cyprus issue.

Turkey sees the East Med Gas Forum as anti-Turkish. The Forum’s exclusionary structure has raised tension in the region rather than contributing to regional cooperation on energy. It is a mistake to leave Turkey out of East Med Gas Forum. Any project disregards Turkey, which has the longest coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean, and Turkish Cypriots, who are the co-owners of Cyprus island and have equal rights over the natural resources of the island, is doomed to fail.

 

Cyprus issue

Greek Cypriots MBD agrements with third countries violates both Turkey’s and Turkish Cypriots rights. In other words, Greece and Greek Cypriot Administration MBD agreements with some regional countries disregard the rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriots and negatively affect the negotiation on Cyprus. Turkish Cypriots are co-owners of the island.

Turkish Cypriots said “yes” to Annan Peace Plan for Cyprus wheras Greek Cypritos said “no” to Annan Peace Plan. After this referandum for Annan Peace Plan, isolation of Turkish Cypriots continued and Greek Cypriot Administration became the member of the European Union. Accepting Greek Cypriot Administration as a member of the EU before the settlement of the Cyprus issue was the biggest mistake that the EU did since it de facto affecte negatively the peace process in Cyprus island.

Under the current situation, Turkish Cypriots rights and interests from natural resources of Cyprus island should be guaranteed. This might be achieved through settlement of Cyprus issue. If this is not possible, it can be achieved through Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ proposal of 13 July 2019 based on determining jointly off-shore oil/gas activities including revenue sharing and funding of possible settlement. Yet, TRNC’s proposal to Greek Cypriots in 2019 for establishing a joint committee on gas drilling and sharing equally the gas revenue was refused by Greek Cypriot Administration.

In addition to topics mentioned briefly, there are other contentious issues such as territtorial waters, airspace etc. waiting to be discussed during 61st exploratory talks that will be held between Greece and Turkey. According to Lousanne Peace Treaty, Greece’s territorial waters is determined as 3 miles, Greece extended to 6 miles in 1936. Turkey followed the suit and extended its territorial waters to 6 miles. The extension by Greece of its territorial waters beyond 6 miles in the Aegean Sea that deprive Turkey from her basic right of access to high seas from her territorial waters, the economic benefits derived from the Aegean Sea, scientific research etc. is unacceptable to Turkey. If Greece extends its territorial waters from 6 miles to 12 miles, this is casus belli (reason for going to war) according to a decisison taken by the Turkish Grand National Assembly in 1995.

Another contentious issue between Turkey and Greece in the Aegean Sea is problem of air space. Half of the Aegean Sea airspace over the high seas is international airspace that is not under the sovereignty of any nation.  According to international law, airspace cannot exceed territorial waters. As clearly stated at the Articles 1 and 2 the Chicago Convention of 1944 on civil aviation the breadth of national airspace has to correspond to the breadth of territorial sea. Although Greece’s territorial waters is 6 miles, Greece claims that its airspace is 10 miles. This is the main reason of the conflict on the Aegean airspace between Turkey and Greece.

The last but not least contentious issue between Turkey and Greece is the conflicting claims over the small islets and rocks in the Aegean Sea. Ownership of small islets and rocks that cannot sustain human habitation and have no economic life their own in the Aegean Sea is not determined by international treaties. Greeks another attempt to turn the Aegean Sea a Greek lake by changing the status of these islets and rocks through artificial settlements are unacceptable for Turkey.

Greece should see gains in collaboration with Turkey and give up its hostile policies towards Turkey. Cooperation established by dialogue between two countries provide benefits to both. That is why, exploratory talks and its positive outcomes are important in this respect.

Besides exploratory talks with Greece, Turkey is willing to negotiate with all countries in the region. Turkey recently called all countries that has coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean to convene a conference. We should ask that whether the EU can play a constructive role in this respect. More importantly, we should also ask that whether it is possible to establish an organization in the Eastern Mediterranean which is inclusive and comprehensive that inspired from the European Coal and Steel Community and EURATOM that made peace possible in Europe through cooperation on coal, steel and atomic energy.

Inclusive and comprehensive approach to the region is needed to solve disagreements in the Eastern Mediterreanean. The EU’s role should be constructive. This is possible if the EU manages to remain as an objective actor. Energy sources can serve as catalyst for peace and stability  and tool for settling disputes in the Eastern Mediterreanean if regional and global actors give it a chance.   The EU’s support for dialogue and negotiations between Turkey and Greece is important in this respect. Positive agenda urgently is needed between Turkey and the EU. Sanctions does not work for this purpose.  Germany’s efforts for mediation and NATO General Secretary’s effort for technical talks between Turkey and Greece are significant.

As I wrote in my article two years ago, “Without reaching a compromise or agreement through regional cooperation by putting aside political disputes, extracting gas in the region will be either too costly, unprofitable, or impossible. As long as some of the states do not give up their determination to drill for gas before settling their regional disputes, conflict and war will remain possibilities. Therefore, there will be no energy security, secure drilling, or free flow of gas from the region. Meanwhile, the issue will also fuel the existing tensions and disputes, thereby making other problems between eastern Mediterranean states unresolvable for the foreseeable future”.

Oil and gas prices went down because of COVID-19. Demand to oil and gas went down because of COVID-19. East Med Gas Pipeline (EMGP) would be the longest, deepest and most expensive underwater gas pipeline in the world. This pipeline is not attractive for investors due to a lot of risks it has and low return of investment. Briefly, there are technical and financial obstacles in EMGP.

There is more need than ever for constructive and pragmatic approach in the region that will make gas drilling and transfer more feasible, commercially viable, less risky and more importantly beneficial for all countries in the region through inclusionary and peaceful solutions. This would not only make gas drilling and transportation commercially feasible but also spread the spillover effects of this cooperation to other fields and sectors that can have potential turn the Eastern Mediterranean into a region of peace, stability and prosperity that laid down by Barcelona Process in 1995.

Sources:

  • Aylin Ünver Noi (15/3/2018) Gas for Peace or War in Eastern Mediterranean?https://www.aa.com.tr/en/analysis-news/analysis-gas-for-peace-or-war-in-eastern-mediterranean/1089967
  • Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Background Note on Aegean Disputes http://www.mfa.gov.tr/background-note-on-aegean-disputes.en.mfa
  • Çağatay Erciyes, Eastern Mediterarranean Turkey’s Legal and Political Viewshttp://www.mfa.gov.tr/site_media/html/Eastern-Mediterranean-Turkey-s-Legal-and-Political-Views-5-February-2020.pdf
  • Malcolm N. Shaw (1991). International Law, Cambridge: Grotius Publications Limited
  • Sue Surkes (27 September 2020). Mistake to Leave Turkey out of new East Med gas club – International Expert https://www.timesofisrael.com/mistake-to-leave-turkey-out-of-new-east-med-gas-club-international-expert/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ist Mediterranean Congress : Music and Science (OPEN CALL)

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The MCA Foundation opens the conditions of application for the first Mediterranean Congress : Music and Science, the use of the TIC in the post-covid scenario. (27th, 28th and 29th of November)

The first Mediterranean Congress : Music and Science is to be an annual event which gathers the personalities of music and science of the Mediterranean region in addition to create together, year after year, propositions which will can contribute to the social and cultural progress of our societies. The particular choice to combine both disciplines, music with science, in a same congress is based on the fact that both are different expressions of the same discipline: the thought; and also want to gather two worlds methodologically very similar, almost twinned, but socially considered different.

Organised by the MCA Foundation et coordinate by the MCA circle of Sarajevo, the congress is supported by  Mostra Viva del Mediterrani, and its official presentation will take place the 13th of october 2020 simultaneously from Sarajevo and València in the framework of the VIII edition of the MVM Festival with important international personalities in the area of music and science.

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11 MCA Circles take part in the Mostra Viva del Mediterrani 2020

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Despite the mobility restrictions caused by the pandemic, this meeting will gather the cultural propositions of many MCA circles.

Thanks to circle of Algiers, in collaboration with the Bardo Museum, we will know the history of the African musical instruments.

The MCA circle of Naples brought Stefanno Salleti and Banda Ikona for the musical meeting, and the MCA circle of Cyprus give us the opportunity of enjoying the Monsieur Doumani rhythms.

In the theatre program, we will present at the international scale, the play ANTIGONE 2.0, produced by the MCA circle of Montenegro. From the MCA circle of Sarajevo we are going to receive the the presentation of the organisation of the I Mediterranean Congress : music and science.

The members of the MCA circles of Oran and Cyprus will take part in our debates about youth and durability in the Mediterranean.

For this edition, we also receive proposition from the MCA circles of Cairo, Casablanca, Rabat and Rome, and whose participation was impossible for the restrictions of mobility, but their propositions will be take in account  for the next editions.

Mostra Viva del Mediterrani presents its 8th edition engaged in internalisation

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Maria Colomer, president of MVM assured that « Mostra Viva is much more than the first 18 days of October and we create, with the MCA Foundation an international network of mobility and cultural exchange with organisations as the Anna Lindh or the Mediterranean Forum, in order to constitute a space of collaboration between the countries of the 3 continents which are gathered in this sea, despite this unusual situation ».

In his speech, Vicent Garcès, president of the MCAF and honorary president of MVM, thank Ms. Rosa Roig, the director of Mostra de València for her presence, and expressed his wish of organizing the simultaneous presentation of the next editions  of these events, sending a message of Valencia as a mediterranean culture meeting place.

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El acto ha tenido lugar el en Centro Cultural La Nau con la presencia del Vicerrector de Cultura y Deporte de la UV Antonio Ariño

La Presidenta de Mostra Viva, María Colomer y su Presidente de Honor Vicent Garcés, han incidido en la institucionalización del encuentro cultural

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La 8ª edición de Mostra Viva del Mediterrani se ha presentado hoy 24 de septiembre en el Aula Magna del Centro Cultural La Nau con la asistencia del Vicerrector de Cultura y Deporte de la Universitat de València, que ha moderado el acto. En la mesa le han acompañado la Presidenta de MVM María Colomer y su Presidente de Honor Vicent Garcés.

Ariño ha comenzado su intervención recordando que la UV ha estado desde el principio con Mostra Viva y ha expresado la voluntad de la institución de continuar en las próximas ediciones asegurando que “estamos y estaremos”. Tras una breve presentación, Cristina Barbero, Coordinadora General de MVM ha hecho un repaso por algunas de las actividades que tendrán lugar durante la celebración y ha destacado que “Debido a las circunstancias actuales, el programa puede sufrir cambios dependiendo de la evolución de la pandemia”. Barbero, que ha hablado desde el patio de butacas para seguir las medidas de seguridad establecidas por La Nau, ha afirmado que “Adivinar vuestras sonrisas tras las máscaras, nos da fuerza para seguir adelante”.

La Presidenta de Mostra Viva María Colomer, por su parte, ha querido agradecer el apoyo de la Generalitat Valenciana, el área de cultura de la Diputación, el Consell Valencià de Cultura y el Ayuntamiento de Valencia además de reconocer la colaboración de las instituciones y organizaciones que servirán como sedes de los diferentes actos programados para este 2020 entre los que se encuentran Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània, L’institut Français, el MuVIM o el Centre del Carme, entre otros. Colomer también ha asegurado que “Mostra Viva va más allá de los primeros dieciocho días de octubre y estamos creando junto a la Fundación de Ciudadanos y Ciudadanas del Mediterráneo (Findación ACM), una red de movilidad e intercambio cultural internacional con diferentes organizaciones como la Fundación Anna Lindh o el Foro del Mediterráneo para que haya un espacio de colaboración entre países de los tres continentes que confluyen en el mar que nos es común”.

En su discurso, Vicent Garcés, Presidente de Honor de Mostra Viva del Mediterrani también ha querido agradecer la presencia de la Directora de la Mostra de València, Rosa Roig, y ha expresado su deseo de que de cara a la próxima edición; se organice una presentación conjunta de los dos eventos ya que según sus propias palabras, “Las fechas de ambos, se compenetran perfectamente y convierten octubre en el mes de la cultura mediterránea en Valencia”. También ha justificado el lema de este año, ‘Emergència mediterrània, ciutadania en resistència’, asegurando que “El Mediterráneo está en emergencia desde antes de que llegara la pandemia, hay una emergencia civil, económica, social y climática” Garcés ha querido señalar las guerras en Siria o Yemen y ha aseverado que “la desertificación de los países del Mediterráneo es un hecho innegable”, además, no ha querido concluir sin recordar la incorporación de la organización en la agenda anual de actividades patrocinadas de la Asamblea Parlamentaria del Mediterráneo (APM), donde representantes de los parlamentos de 29 países de la zona euro-mediterránea debaten con el objetivo de mejorar las condiciones sociales, económicas y culturales de la ciudadanía.

Toda la cultura mediterránea en Valencia

Mostra Viva traerá a Valencia, como cada mes de octubre, a algunos de los representantes más importantes de la cultura mediterránea en las disciplinas de música, danza, artes de calle, videocreación, narración oral, literatura y artes visuales. El encuentro cultural, llenará la ciudad con actuaciones de artistas de 14 países diferentes que, ya sea de presencialmente o por internet, actuarán de forma exclusiva interpretando lo mejor de sus repertorios. Además de las actuaciones en directo, las exposiciones y las proyecciones; Mostra Viva también ha programado debates que abordarán algunos de los retos más importantes a los que se enfrentan los países mediterráneos, desafíos que se han visto agravados por la situación de pandemia provocada por el virus SARS-CoV-2.

El programa de Mostra Viva se complementará con la Mostra Educativa, que organizará actividades para grupos escolares y para niños y niñas a partir de los seis años, y una serie de eventos paralelos que incluyen encuentros con los artistas participantes, presentaciones de libros y talleres que permitirán un acercamiento de la ciudadanía a las raíces culturales comunes de los países mediterráneos.

La organización del encuentro cultural ha buscado la fórmula más viable para poder asegurar la presencia de figuras tanto del ámbito nacional como internacional con representantes de la cultura de países como Italia, Chipre Montenegro o Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Las actividades planificadas para este año contarán con protocolos sanitarios para poder asegurar el disfrute de las actuaciones y espectáculos con todas las garantías; así pues, pese a que la mayoría de eventos de Mostra Viva del Mediterrani son gratuitas, se deberá reservar previamente en la página web eventbrite.es para así evitar aglomeraciones y controlar de manera más efectiva los aforos de todas las sedes.

 

Mr. Garces, MCAF President: “The Human rights are accompanied of responsibilities which have to be socially promote with an egalitarian perspective”

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The  Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation took part in the webinar organised by the Parliamentarian Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Platform for Development, about the protection of the Human Rights in a Post-Covid context.

The conference gathered more than 80 participants with numerous parliamentarians of all the Mediterranean region. The president of the MCA Foundation, Mr. Vicent Garcès, presented the MCAF as a network of dialogue, action and proposition, which is present in 19 countries trough its 29 MCA circles, and congratulate the organisers for their initiative sharing voices of cities, regions, parliaments and citizens. “I take advantage of this space to announce the publication of  “Desigualdades mediterráneas, reto del siglo XXI” by Ricard Pérez Casado, that the MCAF published in spanish and french respectively with the publishing houses Catarata and Cygne. This essay observe that the inequalities are increasing between the countries and inside the borders of these countries. These inequalities, in this period of pandemic, are destabilising the sanitary systems and the resources of citizens.

During and after the pandemic, the inequalities became an essential point to fight against. The defence of Human Rights is crucial in this period. The Human rights are accompanied of responsibilities  which have to be socially promote with an egalitarian perspective. Otherwise, the democrracy is in danger and we will not reach the peace”.

Editorial Novelty: The MCA Foundation co-publish with Cygne in French, the book : “Les inégalités méditerranéennes Le define du XXIe siècle» by Ricard Pérez Casado

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Editorial Novelty
The MCA Foundation co-publish with the Parisian publishing house Cygne in French, the book : “Les inégalités méditerranéennes Le define du XXIe siècle». A work wrote by the former mayor of Valencia and FACM Advisory council member, Ricard Pérez Casado and translated by Laurence Thieux. The book was originally published in Spanish in march 2020 under the title « Las desigualdades mediteraneas. Retos del Siglo XXI » co-published by the MCA Foundation and the publishing house Catarata.

An essay which deseeds cultural, social and religious History of both Mediterranean rives in addition to explain the increasing inequalities and the political, economical and  environmental conflicts in all the Mediterranean space of the XXI century. This work tries to recover the Mediterranean space, the people who are living in, the inequalities between the countries and in their own borders, as much at the continental scale as at the global scale. It includes geographical, social, economical and historical data with the European perspective but also the Mediterranean one, highlighting the dizzinesses between neighbour societies. The work describes also the most vehement conflicts, with a hopefully perspective to fight their undeniable permanence. It’s finally a resume which includes concrete proposals for a distant future but also immediate perspectives

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The MCA Foundation at the International ON LINE Art Festival « Grad »

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The MCA Foundation takes part and collaborate in the IV edition of the International ON LINE Art Festival « Grad » organized in Sarajevo with the support of the MCA circle of this city, from the 7.9.2020 to the 21.9.2020

With the slogan « City-my-home », the festival will scan the stakes of remoteness, the artistic creation, and the Online communication in all the artistic disciplines. Directed by Ibrahim Spahic, honorary member of the MCAF Advisory Council. The MCA Foundation will take part and will cooperate in several activities :

SPACE POETERY : video presentation of the seminary Mediterranean Heritage and Citizenship » celebrate in Naples.
VISUAL ARTS : on line presentation of the exposition « La mar d’il.lustrades », a selection fo  18 female artists and illustrators from the Mediterranean basin.
Presentation of the works of the artists who took part in the first virtual residence for  Mediterranean artists-RAVMED19
DIALOGUES: Presentation of the first Mediterranean congress: Music and Science, the use of the TIC in the post covid era which will take place in November 2020.

IV International Art Festival-Program 

VIDEO: Heritage and Citizenship. Destruction, reconstruction, conservation of memories and citizen participation

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MARIA DONZELLI, President of Peripli and member of the MCAF Governing Board and Advisory CouncilDear friends, members and supporters of “Peripli” and MCA Foundation,

“We are pleased to send you the videos related to the Conference on Heritage and Citizenship. Destruction, reconstruction, conservation of memories and citizen participation, held in Naples on 4 and 5 October 2019, in the Chapter Hall of the monumental complex of S. Domenico Maggiore. The Conference was organized in collaboration with the Foundation of the Assembly of Citizens of the Mediterranean (FACM) based in Valencia (Spain), with the French Association of Mediterranean Cities AVEC, with the Municipality of Naples, with the Department of Literary, Linguistic and Comparative Studies of the “l’Orientale” University and with the Curia of Naples.

Video resume of 22 hours of the Conference : « Heritage and Citizenship. Destruction, reconstruction, preservation of the memory and the citizens participation, celebrate in Naples the 4th and 5th of October 2019 »

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It has obtained the patronage of UNESCO, the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the Consulate of Portugal and the Consulate of France, in Naples.
These videos summarize about 22 hours of the conference and give an idea of the intertwining of the Mediterranean heritage preserved in Naples and those of nine other countries in the Mediterranean area, in relation to the life and history of their citizens.
The Conference was a happy moment of harmony, sharing and discussion between the representatives of the institutions and countries presents and contributed to achieving one of the main objectives of our Association: the construction of a consciousness of Mediterranean citizenship. We hope to be able to offer still other opportunities for this kind of meeting in the years to come.
We would like to remind you that, in collaboration with the FACM, the meeting in Naples has produced an itinerant project in various countries of the Mediterranean area. In 2021, a meeting on the theme of Heritage and citizenship is expected in Larissa, Greece. This event is already in preparation.”