On 16 - 18 November, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will be in Tunis, Tunisia, to participate in the high-level international conference « Re-Thinking the Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Partnership” at the Cité de la Culture.
The conference will bring together participants from academia, politics, media, think tanks, art, business and youth from the Southern Mediterranean region and the EU to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the region and to embark on closer cooperation. The conference will serve as a platform for new ideas for the Euro-Mediterranean cultural partnership and cooperation, including its importance as a means for political communication and as a vector to drive economic growth, job creation and societal change.
Commissioner Hahn will also attend the EU-organised media conference "1ères Assises Internationales du Journalisme de Tunis" which aims at strengthening a network of 450 journalists from both sides of the Mediterranean and provide them with an opportunity to discuss issues related to the freedom of expression, ethics and the importance of media for citizens.
In addition, on 17 November, Johannes Hahn will attend the 'EU4YOUth flagship event', which will bring together ~800 students from several regions in Tunisia and will allow them to become familiar with the engagement of the European Union in Tunisia and in the region; including through a fair of EU-funded projects and a series of interactive debates and cultural performances.
Photos and videos of the visit will be available on EbS.
- Publication date
- 16 November 2018
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations