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Since 2009, the Human Rights Centre has collaborated with educational and cultural initiatives promoted within the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean.
In July 2009, the Human Rights Centre signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the EMUNI Euromediterranean University of Portoroz/Piran, one of the six major projects launched at the first summit of the Union for the Mediterranean, held in Paris on 14th July 2008.
The Memorandum covers the cooperation between the two institutions in the field of academic research and training with the aim to enhance a better understanding of the process of European integration in the context of intercultural dialogue issues and human rights and to give support to the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, with a particular focus on local governance and civil society organisations.
Since December 2009, the Human Rights Centre has partnered with the Anna Lindh Euromediterranean Foundation for Dialogue Among Cultures, joining its Italian network of civil society organisations working in the fields of human rights, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, education, youth, migrations, reconciliation and art.
The Foundation was created in 2005 on the initiative of the President of the European Commission, who set up an High Level Group to study the developments of an intercultural dialogue strategy in the Euromediterranean Region.