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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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We participate in the round table on Islamophobia organised by the Qatari government in Doha

The Deputy Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies, Bárbara Boloix Gallardo, is travelling to Doha to participate in the roundtable ‘Combating Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: New Grounds for Understanding and Policy’, a conference that will take place on 9-10 June in the Qatari capital and has been organised by the Department of Policy Planning of the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The conference will be divided into six sessions, with the first and second sessions exploring current narratives of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism and questioning how they should be addressed. The third session will address the challenges facing the media in the fight against racism.

The second day of the conference will open with the fourth session dedicated to the opportunities and perspectives of the fight against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in history, art, society and culture, where the Deputy Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, Arabist and Doctor in the History of Al-Andalus from the University of Granada, will speak.

This will be followed by the fifth session, which will address the intersection between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism from geopolitical and historical perspectives, and will end with a concluding debate that will explore new joint approaches and the way forward.

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FIMAM abre el plazo de presentación de comunicaciones

En su XXVI edición, el Foro de Investigación sobre el Mundo Árabe y Musulmán (FIMAM), en el que colabora la Fundación Euroárabe, abre el plazo de presentación de comunicaciones para su próximo encuentro que tendrá lugar en la Universidad de Alicante, del 16 al 18 de octubre de este año.

La fecha límite para la recepción de los resúmenes de las comunicaciones, de un máximo de 300 palabras, es el 31 de mayo de 2024. Para más detalles sobre la información que se debe incluir en las propuestas y las áreas temáticas que se abordarán, se puede consultar la web del congreso

Al igual que en las ediciones anteriores, la 26º reunión del FIMAM será este año un encuentro entre investigadoras e investigadores de toda España, abierto también a otros países.

En él se podrán presentar investigaciones acabadas, en curso o en fase inicial dedicadas a los estudios árabes e islámicos contemporáneos a partir de las ciencias sociales y de los estudios culturales. Se organizará una mesa para la presentación de los proyectos de tesis en fase inicial, con el objetivo de recibir opiniones y consejos de los miembros más veteranos. El congreso se desarrollará de manera presencial en la Universidad de Alicante. Los paneles se celebrarán principalmente en español, pero se podrán considerar intervenciones en otros idiomas (inglés, francés).

Como novedad este año, se ofrece la posibilidad de publicar los textos presentados en el encuentro en tres posibles publicaciones: un libro sobre cuestiones de género en una editorial de prestigio a determinar (en colaboración con Fundación Euroárabe); en la revista Awraq (en colaboración con Casa Árabe); y un libro con la editorial Tirant Lo Blanch (en colaboración con el IEMed).

FIMAM

FIMAM es una iniciativa de cooperación científica e información temática en torno al mundo árabe y musulmán que agrupa a una parte importante del panorama investigador español sobre estas cuestiones, con la participación de profesores, investigadores y expertos de universidades y centros de investigación de España y otros países. Desde su fundación, en 1995, se realiza un encuentro anual con el fin de construir una red de intercambio de información.

Como novedad este año, se ofrece la posibilidad de publicar los textos presentados en el encuentro en tres posibles publicaciones: la revista Awraq (en colaboración con Casa Árabe); un libro con la editorial Tirant Lo Blanch (en colaboración con el IEMed); o un libro sobre cuestiones de género en otra editorial de prestigio a determinar (en colaboración con Fundación Euroárabe). Las instrucciones de publicación están en los precedentes enlaces, sin perjuicio de que posteriormente se ofrezcan más detalles. A la hora de rellenar el formulario de inscripción, se debe indicar el interés en publicar en una de esas opciones.

Más información sobre este Encuentro en la web del FIMAM.

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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 PARTES consortium meets in Brussels to exchange achievements and learnings

The entities associated in PARTES, the European project that seeks to protect places of worship, met on April 22nd and 23rd in Brussels in order to share the lessons learned and achievements reached so far.

The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies is part of it and its researcher, José Luis Salido Medina, coordinated the PARTES Conference held in Melilla in March, which brought together representatives of different religious confessions.

José Luis Salido, our reasearcher, attended both, the workshop on April 22, and the Steering Committee on the 23rd. The workshop discussed the current challenges and issues that places of worship are facing. It also addressed the importance of bridging the communication gaps that may exist between the various religious communities and between them and the authorities.

On its part, the fourth meeting of the PARTES Steering Committee was held to evaluate the work of the project over the past four months, identify key issues for discussion and develop a collaborative plan for the coming months.

Currently, the PARTES consortium is compiling local communication and security strategies to protect places of worship in ten European Union countries.

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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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The Euro-Arab Foundation organises the Seminar ‘Trends and Scenarios of Global Terrorism’

The seminar will take place on Monday 29 April at the Euro-Arab Foundation and will present to the public the Jihadist Terrorism Yearbook 2023, produced by the International Observatory for the Study of Terrorism (OIET), in which the Euro-Arab Foundation has participated.

On Monday, April 29th, the Euro-Arab Foundation presents the Seminar ‘Trends and Scenarios of Global Terrorism’.

The seminar will be opened by Antonio Sánchez Ortega, Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, and Carlos Igualada, Director of the International Observatory for Terrorism Studies (OIET), which has published the Yearbook.

Javier Ruipérez Canales, Director of the Department of Research and Projects of the Euro-Arab Foundation and Senior Researcher in the Area of Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, will begin the seminar with a presentation on Opportunities for the Prevention of Violent Extremism.

Afterwards, Carlos Igualada will present the Jihadist Terrorism Yearbook 2023, the most recent study on current trends, actors and challenges of global jihadism published by the OIET. Igualada was one of the coordinators of the report and will present the main data on jihadism at a global level, as well as the current situation of jihadism in Spain based on the fight against terrorism.

The third lecture will be given by Ana Aguilera, senior researcher at the OIET and coordinator of the Yearbook, who will speak on the Trends of Jihadism in West Africa in 2023. The seminar will be closed by Daniel F. Pérez García, researcher at the Euro-Arab Foundation specialising in the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism. Pérez will address Rehabilitation of women returnees from Syria and Iraq in the European Union.

These topics are covered in two chapters of this Yearbook, which also includes analyses of Jihadist activity in Southeast Asia, Jihadist propaganda in Europe, as well as mechanisms and resources for attending to the victims of Jihadist terrorism.

The seminar will begin on Monday 29 April at 5pm at the Euro-Arab Foundation in Calle San Jerónimo, 27, Granada.

Seminario ‘Tendencias y escenarios del terrorismo global’

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Presentation of the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World’

As part of the Granada Book Fair, on Wednesday 24 April, the Euro-Arab Foundation and the UGR Publishing House presented the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World’.

Presentación del libro Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe

‘Protest Dynamics in the Arab World: Challenging Authoritarian Regimes’ takes a comprehensive approach to protest as a form of unconventional political participation that emerges as a response to authoritarian regimes in the region, and which presents a series of specificities within the field of study of collective action and social movements.

Collective action and social movements have been widely studied in political science as a prism for analysing the socio-political dynamics of different democratic and authoritarian regimes, and especially transitions and democratisation processes.

For the Arab world, however, while protests as a form of political participation have been a constant since colonial times, they have not always been taken into consideration as a primary explanation for the political changes and new social dynamics that the region has experienced over the years.

Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe.
(From left to right) Mª Angustias Parejo; Juan Antonio Macias Amoretti; Bárbara Boloix Gallardo; MªIsabel Cabera y Carmelo Pérez Beltrán.

The presentation of the book included speeches by Bárbara Boloix Gallardo, Deputy Secretary for Cultural and Institutional Cooperation of the Euro-Arab Foundation; Carmelo Pérez Beltrán, Director of the Arab Studies Collection and editor of the book ‘Dynamics of Protest in the Arab World’; Mª Isabel Cabrera García, Director of the UGR Publishing House; Juan Antonio Macias Amoretti, Director of the Department of Semitic Studies at the UGR and Mª Angustias Parejo Fernández, Lecturer in Political Science and Administration at the UGR.

THE AUTHORS

The book, published by the Editorial de la Universidad de Granada, has been written by:

Carmelo Pérez Beltrán, editor of this publication; Inmaculada Szmolka Vida; Laura Mijares; Ángeles Ramírez; Laurence Thieux; Alicia Olmo Gómez; Miguel Hernando de Larramendi; Mª Angustias Parejo Fernández; Isaías Barreñada Bajo; Bárbara Azaola Piazza; Ignacio Álvarez Ossorio; Leila Nachawati Rego and José Abu Tarbush.

Poster Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe
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Activities of the Euro-Arab Foundation at the Granada Book Fair

Once again this year, the Euro-Arab Foundation is participating in the 42nd Granada Book Fair with different activities, book presentations, workshop and a meeting of our book club Kutub.

Events organised by Euro-Arabia at the FAIR

MONDAY, 22.- 20:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – Presentation of the book ‘The Blue Sunflower’ by RIMA BALI

TUESDAY, 23.- 17:30h to 18:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – ALIFATO WORKSHOP. Arabic writing. Children’s workshop, for boys and girls from 10 to 16 years old. Free of charge.

Taught by Naima Anahnah and Hassan Laaguir, this Arabic writing workshop is a practical and playful approach to the millenary Arabic calligraphy, the alphate. Participants will be given a short introduction and then go on to reproduce the different characters of the alphate.

WEDNESDAY 24th – 17:30h to 18:30h / GRANADA Pavilion – TIFINAGH WORKSHOP. Amazigh writing. Children’s workshop, for boys and girls from 10 to 16 years old. Free of charge.

Taught by Naima Anahnah and Hassan Laaguir, this is an introductory workshop to the writing and culture of the Amazigh, an indigenous people from the countries of North Africa. Eminently practical, it will teach how to write in one of the oldest scripts in the Mediterranean, the Tifinagh script ⵜⵉⵉⵉⵏⴰⵖ. During the workshop, basic aspects of geography and history of this millenary culture, the Amazigh, will be addressed.

THURSDAY, 25.- 18:00h / ZAIDA Hall – READERS’ MEETING of the novel “Those who are afraid” by the Syrian writer DIMA WANNOUS. Activity registered in the KUTUB Reading Club of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

SATURDAY, 27.- 11:00h.- 12:30h. / GRANADA Pavilion – STORYTELLING. Open to all audiences

The North African Storytelling activity is about telling and narrating traditional Amazigh short stories. This activity will be carried out by 4 pairs, each consisting of a child and an adult relative, as well as a storyteller, with the aim of making known the millenary and rich tradition of storytelling in the Amazigh culture. The narrations will be accompanied by the projection of images subtitled in Spanish, in order to make them more accessible to the hearing impaired.

All the activities of this programme are free of charge, but to attend the workshops you must register in advance at: cursos@fundea.org (link sends e-mail) or by WhatsApp: 635048584
Events organised at Euroarab’s headquarters

WEDNESDAY, 24th – 18:00h. / Euro-Arab Foundation

Presentation of the book ‘Dynamics of Protests in the Arab World. Challenging authoritarian regimes”- UGR Publishing House –

This book takes a comprehensive approach to protest as a form of non-conventional political participation that has emerged as a response to authoritarian regimes in the region, and which presents a series of specificities within the field of study of collective action and social movements.

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Feria del libro. El girasol azul

rita en el Club de Lectura KUTUB de la Fundación Euroárabe.

Feria del Libro. Club Kutub
Cuentacuentos del norte de África

الفعاليات التي تنظم في مقر المؤسسة الأوروبية العربية

يوم الأربعاء، الموافق 24 من شهر نيسان/أبريل في تمام الساعة 18:00 مساءً، في مقر المؤسسة الأوروبية العربية 

عرض كتاب “ديناميات الاحتجاجات في العالم العربي. تحدّي الأنظمة الاستبدادية” – دار النشر التابع لجامعة غرناطة.

يتناول هذا الكتاب مقاربة شاملة للاحتجاج كشكل من أشكال المشاركة السياسية غير التقليدية التي برزت كرد فعل على الأنظمة الاستبدادية في المنطقة، ويقدم سلسلة من المواضيع المتخصصة في مجال دراسة الحركات الاجتماعية.

Poster Dinámicas de protestas en el mundo árabe