On the symbolic date of 11 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is hosting two important meetings for dialogue and peace.
The first concerns the Advisory Council of the Anna Lindh Foundation, made up of 43 Euro-Mediterranean nations, which proposes to strengthen international efforts in light of the challenges generated by the migration phenomenon.
The Foundation, created in 2003 under the Italian EU presidency, acts at the Union’s Mediterranean arm for intercultural dialogue and reinforcement of the civil society in the countries along the southern shores.
The meeting will be opened by new president Elisabeth Guigou and president of the foreign commission of the French national assembly, with speakers including Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Mario Giro and Minister for Education, University and Research Stefania Giannini.
The second meeting is of the Italian Network for Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue (RIDE), established in 2013 by the foreign ministry and some of the most important Italian organisations dedicated to dialogue and cooperation. The RIDE general assembly is to decide on the guidelines for the 2016-2018 biennial and elect a new Executive Committee.
A meeting of the two organisations is scheduled for the end of the day.
The events are taking place in Rome in recognition of Italy’s important role as the member country with the most numerous civil society network within the Anna Lindh Foundation. Italy will also make it’s the Centre for Documentation and Multimedia Museum, currently being mounted in the Mediterranean Foundation in Naples, available to the Lindh Foundation.