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The Euro-Arab Foundation will be part of the EU’s new knowledge centre to prevent radicalisation

The Euro-Arab Foundation will participate in the new research and strategic communication platform, which aims to support the implementation of actions to curb radicalisation, through the prism of the defence of human rights.

The European Commission has just consolidated one of the most complex projects in the field of prevention of radicalisation, the EU Knowledge Hub on Prevention of Radicalisation, which was presented this morning at an event in Brussels. The contract, awarded to a consortium of eleven European entities, including the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (based in Granada), has a duration of four years and is funded to the tune of 60 million euros. The aim of this centre, which takes over from the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), is to create a platform that produces, compiles and disseminates knowledge and effective practices in the field of radicalisation prevention, both for EU member states and for third countries that are involved. 

The executive secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, Antonio Sánchez Ortega, expressed “great satisfaction” at seeing how “the process we started working on more than ten years ago is now enshrined with a much more holistic vision, capable of anticipating the perpetration of violent actions and making use of new online tools”.

The presentation today in Brussels of the new European Centre of the EU Knowledge Hub on Prevention of Radicalisation

The initiative will be led by the Danish NTU International, and the consortium includes the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain), Innovative Prison Systems-IPS (Portugal), the Polish Platform for Homeland Security, the Centre for Security Studies (Greece), the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, the European Research and Project Office-GmbH (Greece), the Deep Blue Research Centre (Italy), the European Centre for Studies and Initiatives (Italy) and the Romanian National Intelligence Academy Mihai Viteazul.

“This project is based on full respect for diversity and fundamental rights,” says the Euro-Arab Executive Secretary. “From our experience with international cooperation and the ties that unite us with the Arab world, we will work to address the internal security priorities of these third countries in complete synergy and collaboration with European needs, without forgetting the importance of communication and the dissemination of knowledge,” adds Sánchez.

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Amazigh Music & Poetry

On Thursday 9 May, the Euro-Arab Foundation presents the concert ‘Amazigh Music and Poetry’ with the groups Yuba and Band (Morocco-Germany) and Mawlid Guembri by Antonio Arias and Ramón Rodríguez (Granada).

Thursday 9 May, at 6.30 p.m., at the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

Access to the concert by invitation, which can be requested at: euroarab2@fundea.org or by WhatsApp 635048584

This concert, presented by the group Yuba & Band (Morocco and Germany) and the group Mawlid Guembri of Antonio Arias and Ramón Rodríguez (Granada), is an invitation to return to the roots of one of the ancient musics of the Mediterranean, Amazigh music. This poetic musical proposal aims to discover the common ground between the music, melodies, songs and instruments of the two shores of the Mediterranean.

This event will feature the intervention of Hind Haik, who will recite Amazigh poetry translated into Spanish.

This activity is part of the programme of the International Chair of Amazigh Culture, created by the Euro-Arab Foundation with the sponsorship of the Dr. Leila Mezian Foundation of Morocco.

CONCIERTO MUSICA Y POESIA AMAZIGH
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Presentation of the book ‘La España diversa’ (Diverse Spain) by Eduardo Manzano

The Euro-Arab Foundation presents the new book by Eduardo Manzano Moreno, ‘La España diversa. Keys to a plural history’, a book to understand the keys to the diverse past of Spain’s history. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 p.m., at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters, with a presentation by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, Bárbara Boloix Gallardo.

Presentation: Tuesday, May 7, at 18:00h, at the Euro-Arab Foundation’s headquarters.

Published by Critica, the history of Spain is the history of a changing past, paradoxical and inaccessible to simplification, whose richness and complexity recovers its centrality in this book. Faced with interested essentialist readings and ideological battles for the narrative that abound today, Eduardo Manzano proposes a passionate and exciting journey to rediscover this legacy in the form of a mosaic of identities, cultures, territories, languages and civilisations. From Roman Hispania to the race for the Indies, from Muslim Al-Andalus to the Transition and from Jewish Sepharad to Bourbon unification, the keys to a plural, provocative, documented and ironic history are offered.

With a powerful narrative, far removed from academic language and not lacking in irony, España diversa not only strips our history of clichés, but also teaches us that it is change, and not the maintenance of essences, that characterises us.

EDUARDO MANZANO MORENO

Spanish historian specialising in Al-Andalus, with a PhD in Medieval History from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies (School of Oriental and African Studies) from the University of London. Research Professor at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the CSIC, of which he was director between 2006 and 2012. He has been a visiting researcher at St. Johns College of the University of London.

Presentación del libro 'La España diversa' de Eduardo Manzano
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The Euro-Arab closes ties with Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

The Euro-Arab Foundation, together with the universities of Almeria, Granada, Jaen, Alicante, Salamanca, Valladolid and San Jorge, were part of the Spanish delegation that travelled to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in April. This trip included an interesting and very full agenda of visits to two countries that are of great interest to Spain in terms of the possibility of expanding both academic and scientific cooperation with them. The trip was organised by the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education.

The Euro-Arab Foundation, represented by Antonio Sánchez Ortega, Executive Secretary of the Granada-based institution, was part of this Spanish delegation, which had a busy and very interesting agenda with the universities of Samarkand and Tashkent in Uzbekistan and Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan.

Collaboration agreement with the Uzbek institute Kamoliddin Behzod

For the Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, “this trip and the contacts made during it have been highly interesting, among them we should highlight the one with the National Institute of Fine Art and Design (Kamoliddin Behzod), with which the Euro-Arab Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding”. This collaboration framework, signed by Antonio Sánchez, on behalf of the Euro-Arab Foundation, and Abbosjon Mirzorahimov, rector of this university, “offers a framework of institutional cooperation for cultural exchange and development of collaborative projects in the field of the culture of understanding and diversity”, as Sánchez pointed out.

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Euro-Arab Foundation participates in a new project to develop VR skills of vocational training students in Albania

The kick-off meeting of VR Digivet, a European project whose main objectives are to improve the quality and responsiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) to economic and social developments, in order to increase the relevance of skills supply for the labor market, while empowering VET providers to strengthen cooperation between private and public stakeholders, took place in Tirana (Albania) on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.

The kick-off meeting of VR Digivet, a European project whose main objectives are to improve the quality and responsiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) to economic and social developments, in order to increase the relevance of skills supply for the labor market, while empowering VET providers to strengthen cooperation between private and public stakeholders, took place in Tirana (Albania) on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.

The project has been developed based on the needs expressed by the Albanian government’s policy document, in particular the NESS 2019-2022, and the recommendations of the European Training Foundation in the framework of the Turin process, with the coordination of the Agenfor International Foundation (Italy) and a consortium including the Euro-Arab Foundation (Spain), HfÖV (Germany), NAES (Albania), Fan S.Noli (Albania), and Service Factory Solutions (Albania).

Representatives from all of them have participated in the first project meeting in Tirana, which was attended by the Albanian Government, and where all technical procedures were addressed and the next steps were discussed. VR Digivet representatives also made a study visit to an IT VET center in Gjergji Canco to check the VET center model in which the project will be developed.

The project’s success hinges on active involvement from key stakeholders in developing and overseeing Albania’s VET sector. This collaborative effort includes the Albanian government, VET providers, private sector representatives, experts, and VET students. By engaging in co-designing specific technical solutions, this approach ensures strong local ownership, enhancing its long-term sustainability.

To achieve this goal, a public Albanian VR Metaverse for VET will be designed, implemented, and managed by the National VET Authority. Here, national, European, and international partners, along with their trained personnel, will create and deliver immersive training programs, transforming traditional VET roles in the digital realm.

VR Digivet partners' meeting in Albania
VR Digivet partners’ meeting in Albania