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The Euro-Arab Foundation


The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies has its origin in the agreement adopted by the European Parliament in 1984 for the creation of the Euro-Arab University. On October 10, 1995, the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies was established, an institution unique in the international framework by virtue of its composition and its mission: to create a space for dialogue and cooperation between the countries of the European Union and those of the League of Arab States.

The Foundation was entrusted with promoting cultural, scientific and economic relations between Europe and the Arab World throughout the spreading of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced in universities and other centres for scientific research or artistic creation, either national or international, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of the dialogue between Arab and European States.

For that purpose, the Foundation focuses on the promotion of studies and research as well as platforms and forums of discussion and debate. By means of collaboration agreements, the Foundation maintains relations with educational, cultural, research and economic institutions in order to strengthen ties among countries in Europe and in the Arab World.

It is known that in the area of culture there is an enormous scope for misunderstanding. But also culture is by nature egalitarian, and FUNDEA works with the conviction that culture can be both the basis of and the means for an equitable relationship, the perfect ground for equals to work together towards a Euro-Arab relationship where mutual perceptions can be worked with to create opportunities, feed into reflection and strengthen actions.

Objectives and Institutional Goals

Promotion of teaching and learning exchange, research and cooperation with institutions located in other geographical areas of reference, particularly in the Euro-Mediterranean basin. We intend to instil our research students the ability and passion for research, as well as an understanding of the importance of transfer in socio-economic progress. This objective includes undertaking assorted training activities such as seminars, summer schools, etc.

Providing doctoral and postdoctoral studies of high quality, which is both competitive and attractive on an international level. FUNDEA designs, manages and promotes post-graduate studies. Our work is focused on taking full advantage of the sorts of tools and technologies that have transformed every other aspect of life to power up not only students’ learning but their understanding of diversity, by offering programs run by universities and research centres across different countries.

Contribution to a nations’ economic development synonymous with environmental protection, fighting against climate disruption, urban and rural improvements and social progress for all. FUNDEA addresses such challenges of economic development mainly through training programs in executive management.

Full implementation of a wide, transparent and well informed network of institutional and social partnerships. We assist through removing some of the collaboration obstacles existing between cultures: mutual perceptions, role of the media, denials of rights, dignity, liberty, equality, etc.

Each decision and action taken in order to accomplish the above mentioned objectives must be analyzed with regard to the impacts it can have on society as a whole. We are well aware that education, tolerance and development require a greater involvement of the different stakeholders which are part in the processes, both in the East and West, national and local, public and private, by creating spaces for knowledge.

Our Projects and Research Department

Euroarab’s work, focused on the promotion of Euro-Arab cooperation, offers research and transfer programs and activities aimed at promoting democratic rights and values, peaceful coexistence and social cohesion by valuing the richness of diversity, the processes of social inclusion and integration or the defense of the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups. The gender dimension is incorporated as a transversal aspect in all our activities.

The Headquarters of the
Euro-Arab Foundation

The Euro-Arab Foundation carries out its activities at its headquarters in Granada, located in the historic center of the city, where it has different spaces in which to develop its annual program of activities.

In these images you can see the different rooms and spaces of our Foundation.

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