Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
The freedom to be
Between 85 and 95 percent of Spaniards say they accept homosexuality and equal marriage, according to the results of various studies conducted in recent years. It may seem unlikely, but this is one of the highest numbers in the world, showing the undeniable respect for sexual freedom and openness in Spanish society.
We have to talk with Africa
Overwhelmingly, the information circulating in Europe about Africa has negative connotations, emphasising issues of social instability and organised violence, especially from the perspective of the threats posed to Europeans by migratory flows stemming from these problems.
The state of prisons in Italy
Andrea Bitetto reports on the current state of human rights in prisons in Italy and what should be done to improve the situation. The news and the corresponding video footage, which was leaked last month, showing the mistreatment of prisoners in the prison of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (a town not far from Naples), shocked the Italian public.
Mediterranean Tourism, need for change
Tourism cannot be separated from the local, national or global context in which it operates. Whether it is epidemics, wars, economic crises, whatever happens in its environment affects it, as we have seen, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the tourism sector.
Education and training today for tomorrow's partnerships
Education has become one of the most important structural spaces for the shaping of a new society. In the second edition of the EUROMENA Show, promoted with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and in collaboration with Casa Árabe, the different challenges to which society will be exposed in both the short and medium term were discussed, including the challenge of education as a basic tool for social change.
The World Health Organisation says vaccination is one of the most affordable health solutions
The World Health Organisation has stated that vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions available. Efficient vaccination programmes provide protection and save millions of people from illness, disability and death; however, they also have the power to control and even eradicate disease.
On June 29 the EURO-MENA-SHOW will be held, an online event that seeks to strengthen Mediterranean ties and in which we will reflect on the past in order to create the future we would like to see for the region.