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The Human Rights Centre at the first Euromediterranean Education Convention. Alexandria (Egypt), 30-31 October 2011

The Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) and the Swedish Institute have organised on 30 and 31 October 2011 in Alexandria (Egypt) the first edition of the Alexandria Annual Education Convention on the theme "Education for Intercultural and Democratic Citizenship".

The main objective of this initiative is to lay the basis for the development of an education programme for intercultural and democratic citizenship targeting both the formal and informal educational systems building on existing programmes, initiatives and tools.

This programme, in line with the ALF mission to promote intercultural dialogue throughout the region, is aimed at promoting and raising the awareness of universal values of human rights, democracy and the rights and responsibilities as citizens; increase democratic attitudes, skills, participation and intercultural citizenship within the Euromediterranean societies; increase and promote a pluralistic understanding and approach in the formal and informal education in the Euromediterranean region.

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Padua has been selected to participate in this important event and to contribute with its long and intense experience both in the promotion of intercultural dialogue and in the development of human rights and citizenship education and training. It will be represented by prof. Léonce Bekemans, Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence "Intercultural Dialogue, Human Rights & Multi-Level Governance" of the University of Padua.