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European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (MEDEA) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 21, 2005

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Description:

“MEDEA Institute aims at promoting inter-cultural dialogue between peoples and groups bearers of different histories, heritages and cultural codes, by encouraging encounter, by inviting debate, and by providing a framework for analysis which prevents acceptance of obscurantist and irrational explanations, or extremism.”

“About MEDEA,” MEDEA website (accessed Apr. 18, 2008)

Mission:

“MEDEA Institute aims at promoting inter-cultural dialogue between peoples and groups bearers of different histories, heritages and cultural codes, by encouraging encounter, by inviting debate, and by providing a framework for analysis which prevents acceptance of obscurantist and irrational explanations, or extremism. It is therefore an effort to offer information, clarification and analysis of problems, as well as critique, with a global goal to reinforce the foundation of mutual relations between diverse societies…

MEDEA Institute seeks to foster the respect of pluralism, in which cultural tolerance is not based solely on a passive acknowledgement of other groups’ rights, but implies an active knowledge of these cultures, thereby bringing about mutual respect and understanding…

MEDEA Institute wishes to be a resource and a reference point for people wanting to engage in the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue. Via its meetings and talks the Institute seeks to create exchanges between political, economic, and diplomatic players, experts, journalists, academics and others, which allow the formation of operational contacts leading to concrete ulterior results and facilitate a better insight into the stakes, positions, and the tangible possibilities for cooperation…

MEDEA Institute works towards circulating objective information, as well as promoting education and training of Europeans and Arabs in order to prevent stereotypes revealing a lack of knowledge of the ‘Other.'”

“About MEDEA,” MEDEA website (accessed July 21, 2005)

Other:
Non-profit association