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MCAF 8. Meeting at MEDINA EN TVE- Spanish public broadcast

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Statement of the mediterranean youth

The Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation brings together at the Barcelona meeting more than 120 young people from the Mediterranean with experts and members of the network of citizen circles throughout the Mediterranean at the Barcelona meeting.

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The alarm has rang for a Transition in Food and Agricultural. Wake up!

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09 February 2018

The Mediterranean Citizen’s Assembly Foundation (FACM) encourages its members to work with a Transition in Food and Agricultural sustainable, and to publicise their commitments at national and international events.

FULL PDF DECLARATION

To sign to declaration please write to>   secretariat@fundacionacm.org

7th FACM Meeting – 2017, Casablanca (Morocco)

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Fundacion-ACM-TVE

The  Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (ACM Foundation / Valencia / Spain) brings together in Casablanca more than 120 experts and members of its network of citizen circles from all over the Mediterranean to discuss the needs and tools of action of the citizenship for peace and progress in the region.The seventh meeting of the ACM Foundation took place between 9th to 12th November in Casablanca, where met representatives of 27 citizens’ circles of this institution, which has a presence in more than twenty countries of the Mediterranean basin and which counted on the intervention of leading experts and representatives of Mediterranean institutions discussing promotion in the field of citizenship, peace and progress in the Mediterranean.

The international meeting dealed with various topics in the context of four agoras of debate in which it has been discussed the xenophobia, radicalization, migration, ethnic conflicts, education, inequalities, sustainable development, citizen participation, particularly lending attention to the role of women and youth.

The ACM Foundation is a citizen network of dialogue, proposal and action, based on the democratic values of freedom, peace and respect for diversity and environmental responsibility. The Citizens ‘Assembly of the Mediterranean was created in 2008 as a citizens’ initiative. The ACM Foundation was formed as a foundation at the end of 2015, and its headquarters were established in Valencia / Spain.

COMPLETE PROGRAMME

ADVISORY COUNCIL STATEMENT

MEMOIRE RENCONTRE CASABLANCA 2017

PHOTO AND VIDEO GALLERY

THE 7TH MEETING IN THE MEDIA:

 

MCA Fondation 2017 summary

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New publication: FACM 2020 Activity Report

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Despite the pandemic …

In 2020, the FACM received two international awards that highlighted its
works in favor of the promotion of Human Rights and freedoms in the Mediterranean. The first was awarded by the Sarajevo International Peace Center (February 7, 2020, Sarajevo). The second prize is that of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (as part of its General Assembly held in Athens February 22, 2020)
The FACM Advisory Council has been expanded, with the incorporation of Tunisian Dr. Prof. Emna Jeblaoui, director of the Institute For Human Development, and feminist activist Prof. Fatma Boufenik, member of the ACM Circle of Oran.
The FACM has launched several project as well as institutional agreements, and has continued its collaboration with different public and private Euro-Mediterranean institutions, and entities from the civil sector.
Within the framework of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona process, the FACM published the book Mediterranean Inequalities, challenges of the XXI century of the historian and the former mayor of Valencia, Ricard Pérez Casado, member of the Advisory Council.

Read the ACM Foundation 2020 activity report . 

University of València and Mediterraanean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation sign the General Action Protocol

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The rector of the University of Valencia (UV), María Vicenta Mestre Escrivá and the president of the Mediterranean Citizens Assembly Foundation (FACM), Vicent Garcés have signed a General Action Protocol for common actions on February 12, 2021. A collaborative document between the parties, with an open nature, which will frame some common actions such as:

– Execution of research and development projects and programs, to be carried out between the Institutes, ERIS, Departments, Centers and other units of the UV and FACM.

– The promotion and support of the creation and operation of networks and research, innovation and knowledge transfer groups in any of the branches of common interest.

– Cooperation in training programs for research and technical personnel.

– Organization of conferences, seminars, training courses and other joint events.

– Mutual advice on issues related to the activity of both entities.

– Organization and execution of common activities related to the social promotion of research and technological development.

– To jointly promote knowledge of the social, cultural and political reality in Valencian society.

The aforementioned collaboration activities will be regulated by a joint commission that will monitor the implementation of the agreement and depend on the budget availability and allocation of specific funds by the Parties, as well as on obtaining external financing that enables its effective implementation.

The MCA Foundation joins the initiative “2021 year of the Arabic language”, declared by the Hispano-Arab Intercultural Circle CIHAR

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The MCA Foundation joins the initiative “2021 AÑO DE LA LENGUA ÁRABE” 2021 year of the Arabic language, declared by the Hispano-Arab Intercultural Circle CIHAR, an initiative which seeks to “promote the knowledge of the Arabic language and, if possible, other languages of the Arab world”, and to “develop sociocultural activities linked to its promotion in all its dimensions”.
Many public institutions as well as other entities and individuals have already joined this initiative.

Read more about the proposal

JUVEN-EYE: entrepreneurship projects for youth in  sectors of culture and social economy

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Entrepreneurship projects in sectors of culture and social economy

  • ACM Foundation joins The General Foundation of the University of Valencia and 5 other entities in supporting two of the economic sectors most affected by the current pandemic situation: culture and social economy.
  • University of Valencia students whose projects are selected will be given specialized training through the UVempleo service and will enjoy a stay outside of Spain, hosted by experienced entrepreneurs. Likewise, a scholarship will be processed for 1 “new entrepreneur” from the Mediterranean basin who will come to Valencia to carry out a stay with 1 “experienced host entrepreneur”.

 

Valencia, February 03, 2021.

The General Foundation of the University of Valencia invites its students to present their entrepreneurship projects on the sectors of culture and the social economy, two of the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This invitation, whose submission period lasts throughout the month of February, is part of the European JUVEN-EYE project for the promotion of youth employment.

JUVEN-EYE promotes the Erasmus Program for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE), a European program of transnational exchanges that offers, to novice entrepreneurs and people who would like to create a company, the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs in other participating countries.

 

The selection of entrepreneurial projects is divided into two phases: 

– The first is the pre-selection of a maximum of 30 proposals, whose authors will be given orientation and training in professional skills, taught by UVempleo. Furthermore, just for presenting their project, whether it is pre-selected or not, students will receive an online training session that will be focused on a constitution of cooperation of the associated project.

– And the second in which, through INSOMNIA CONSULTING, at least two “new entrepreneurs” from the University of Valencia will be selected to be sent outside of Spain to stay with two “experienced entrepreneur” hosts. The stay may last between 1 and 6 months, and the new entrepreneurs will receive a monthly grant. Likewise, a scholarship will be processed for 1 “new entrepreneur” from the Mediterranean basin who will come to Valencia to carry out a stay with 1 “experienced host entrepreneur”.

 

The deadline for the submission of projects is February 28, 2021.

 

For more information, terms and conditions can be found at: https://links.uv.es/oPg5XZf

 

Those interested in participating should fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/XeXNzeVUvJY4Fq8i8

 

JUVEN-EYE, a collaborative program 

JUVEN-EYE is a collaborative project involving six social entities, all members of the Spanish Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation (ReFAL). The General Foundation of the University of Valencia joins the management and promotion of the JUVEN-EYE program together with the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (MCAF), Future Initiatives for a Social Europe (IFESCOOP), Mostra Viva del Mediterrani, Europimpulse Network and Youth towards Solidarity and Development (JOVESÓLIDES).

 

The launch of JUVEN-EYE has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (Iemed) which, through the 2020 Call for ‘ReFAL Intercultural Projects’, promotes various joint projects of the members of the Network.

 

All the information and activities about this project can be followed on social networks using the hashtag #JuvenEye.

ANTIGONA 2.0: Mediterrannée “THEATRE AS A TOOL FOR PROMOTING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN MEDITERRANEAN YOUTH”

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An initiative by the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (MCAF) and the support of Anna Lindh Foundation, this project is in collaboration with The Mostra Viva del Mediterrani (MVM) and co-founded by the European Union.

Based on the original idea of professor Miroslav Minic, member of the ACM Montenegro circle, this project includes participants from 5 Euro-Mediterranean countries and 7 ACM circles: Valencia (Spain), Podgorica (Montenegro), Nador, Assilah, and Rabat (Morocco), Oran (Algeria), and Beirut (Lebanon). The project is in cooperation with the following entities: AMEL, Le Petit Lecteur, ASTICUDE, FOMEJE, Café Europa, y MVM.

 

“Antigone 2.0 Mediterranean” is an innovative educational project that uses theatre and a universal classic to rethink and reflect upon a variety of phenomena with the youths and adolescents participating, to give them a space to reflect on the characters within the work and translate them to modern society. It opens up space for a shared narrative about the society they want to wish, about the heroines and heroes of today’s age, and the universal and Mediterranean values that they defend and that are being negatively affected by the pandemic.

Despite the temporal distance and the original language of the work, Antigone is a heroine with whom one can easily identify, as she represents the universal values that make us human. Young people can easily recognize all the principles upon which this myth is built: universal justice, the tragedy which is represented by the relationship between the heroine and Creon through violence, loneliness, injustice, struggles to maintain principles, humanity, empathy, breaking with stereotypes and social cliches, the values of solidarity and diversity; and participants can then translate this to their current life experiences and to challenges faced by Mediterranean societies that are in turn addressed in dysfunctional ways.

The theatre workshops will be developed in parallel in each of the aforementioned cities throughout 2021. Based on a framework text, the workshops will carry out their own reading, reflection, raising of awareness, and profusion of the following topics: What is it like to be Antigone today: the feeling of confinement, the freedom and right to citizenship, the feelings of national, religious, and sexual intolerance, that should not be present in our times, climate consciousness, and awareness of the cultural and patrimonial legacy, the feeling of solidarity and reflections on forced migrations, from a personal perspective that aims to contribute to building more cohesive and and united societies in light of diversity. The entire project will have an audiovisual element that will be reflected in a documentary and seven works by local theatres, with a special staging in the framework of the Mostra Viva del Mediterrani 2021. The final objective of the project is to have to be replicable and establish a shared work methodology that can be applied in new contexts and with new populations, written in Spanish, Catalan, Arabic, Montenegrin, and French.

Given the current health situation that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, this language exchange will be performed online and in physical meetings. The objective is that, in spite of the restrictions, young people from different Mediterranean countries will be able to meet and express their different points of view in respect to Antigone, but also share their own experiences and promote intercultural dialogue between them.

ACM Foundation coorganizes the sixth axis of work of the VI World Social Forum Science and Democracy focuses on the relationship between science, society and environment in the context of the current ecological and social crisis

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JAN 28TH PANEL 6: “SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT IS CAPITALISM ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE?” MÉXICO 10HS, BRASIL 13HS, GMT 16HS EUROPA CENTRAL, 17HS Link: ​ https://blue.meet.garr.it/b/mau-dvm-e…​

ACM Foundation coorganizes the sixth axis of work of the VI World Social Forum Science and Democracy focuses on the relationship between science, society and environment in the context of the current ecological and social crisis. Science, society and the environment is capitalism ecologically sustainable?

Jose Manoel Rodriguez Victoriano – Fundación Asamblea de Ciudadanos y ciudadanas del Mediterráneo,  THURSDAY, Organization: FUNDACIÓN ASAMBLEA DE CIUDADANOS Y CIUDADANAS DEL MEDITERRÁNEO Y RED DE NANOTECNOLOGÍA, SOCIEDAD, MEDIO AMBIENTE – RENANOSOMA

The sixth axis of work of the VI World Social Forum Science and Democracy focuses on the relationship between science, society and environment in the context of the current ecological and social crisis. The proposal is based on a twofold question. First, is the capitalism of today’s neoliberal globalization ecologically sustainable? Secondly, what alternatives, based on the ‘common good’, can confront the current ecological and social catastrophe and guide us towards other futures that guarantee human rights on a globally sustainable planet? We have invited scientists, social movement activists and university professors to think about these questions. Our axis will be divided into two sections, the first focused on the diagnosis of the ecological and social crisis; the second focused on the answers, on the reflection and debate on the different scientific, social, political and human rights alternatives aimed at transforming the current relationship between capitalism and ecology in a socially emancipatory sense.

Coordination: José Manuel Rodríguez Victoriano – Fundación Asamblea Ciudadanos y Ciudadanas del Mediterráneo (FACM)

-Opening remarks:Kenneth A. Gould. Professor of sociology and director of the Urban Sustainability Program, Brooklyn College, and professor of sociology, and earth and environmental sciences, CUNY Graduate Center.

Vicent Garcés. / Esma Kucukalic Fundación Ciudadanos y Ciudadanas del Mediterráneo (FACM, Spain)

Ernest García. Emmeritus Professor, Sociology, Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Paola Villavicencio, Postdoctoral Research, Centro de Estudios de Derecho Ambiental de Tarragona (CEDAT, Spain)

Amakhtari Marjan, Asotiation ASTICUDE (Morocco) Godwin Ojo- Environmental Rights Action- Friends of Earth (Nigeria)

Francesc La Roca Cervigón. Universitat de València. Foundation Member Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua.

 

THE CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN INTEGRATION (CMI) AND MEDITERRANEAN CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY FOUNDATION (FACM) HAVE SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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THE CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN INTEGRATION (CMI) AND MEDITERRANEAN CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY FOUNDATION (FACM) HAVE SIGNED TODAY A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

28.01.2021

This Memorandum provides a framework within which the Parties may develop and undertake collaborative activities in the Mediterranean region in order to pursue more effectively their common objectives, specially in the Socio-economic transformation: Co-development and integration, including migration and human capital mobility; and Resilience: Mitigation and adaptation to external shocks, mainly climate change and forced displacement. This Memorandum will facilitate to share knowledge, ideas and lessons learned;plan joint activities in areas of common interest; pool efforts and expertise; collaborate on the promotion, preparation, among others.

The Center for Mediterranean Integration (“CMI”) is a cooperative arrangement and a multi-partner platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing for Mediterranean integration and transformative reform. CMI convenes partners and members to jointly identify solutions to inherent challenge on the Mediterranean and facilitates their connection to change agents. CMI members are Egypt, France, Greece, Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Spain, Tunisia, the City of Marseille, the Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur Region, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, and the European External Action Service as an observer.

The FACM is a network that promotes dialogue, proposal and citizen action that fosters the democratic values of freedom, peace and respect for diversity, as well as environmental responsibility in the Mediterranean. It is present in 19 countries and 29 Mediterranean cities through their citizens’ circles, understood as local citizenship spaces for dialogue and action, and which are permanently open to civil society in their respective geographical areas. The FACM has among its axes of action the promotion and visibility of the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean area with a focus on gender and youth in the region.

FACM Founding charter: available in French, English, Spanish, Arabic and now in Valencian

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Now more if possible, we will vindicate the role of the citizens of the Mediterranean as actors of dialogue, cooperation, social cohesion and coexistence in diversity.
Towards a Mediterranean community of the peoples.

MEDITERRANEAN CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY FOUNDATION (MCAF)

FOUNDING CHARTER

Valencia, June 1, 2019.

This file is the update of the first constitutive Charter, which was prepa- red at the Casablanca meeting held on May 31 2009.
1. Preamble.

Since 2008, a group of Mediterranean citizens have committed to work towards the emergence of a Mediterranean community of peoples. Hence, they launched the development of a Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly. In this first step, they elaborated a founding text, basis of this Founding Charter that embraces the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations on December 8 1948, and also on the 2849 resolution on December 20 1971 about ‘‘Development and environment’’ adopted by the United Nations’ General Assembly. The MCA has created a network of circles around the Mediterranean that favours dialogue, proposition and the citizen action.In 2016, the MCA adopted a legal personality under the status of a Foundation (MCAF) in order to integrate a big variety of persons capable of bringing a wider and shared vision of the Mediterranean basin.

This document is available in

French

English

Spanish

Arabic

and now in Valencian

Sign our founding charter! 

FACM : 2020 IN HIGHLIGHTS

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In spite of this year’s complexity, the pandemic and subsequent mobility restrictions, the MCAF has counted with high participation and engagement of its governing and advisory bodies and circles, as well as in its networks within different initiatives and proposals.

FACM : 2020 IN HIGHLIGHTS

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