Data
28 febbraio 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY COOPERATION PROMOTING PEACE AND CULTURE OF SOLIDARITY: URGENT TO CONTINUE AND DEVELOP A STRONG COOPERATION AMONG ITALIAN AND US UNIVERSITIES FOR THE HIGH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

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PAST MEETING/CONFERENCE 

EMBASSY OF ITALY

NOVEMBER 10, 2010

 This Conference, organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and some of Italy’s leading Universities on 10 Novembre 2010, has been focused on Inter-university cooperation as an important tool to help promote reconciliation between young people divided by conflicts (such as in the Middle East and in the Balkans). This cooperation also is viewed as an essential means of contributing to intercultural and interfaith dialogue.

 The Meeting provided an opportunity to discuss our respective experiences in this field. To this end, we looked at several initiatives promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Italian Universities. The Sessions have been focused in particular on Israel and the Palestinian Territories , on Lebanon and Bosnia . The debate also considered Italy ’s commitment to fostering reciprocal  knowledge and respect, both on a national and on an international level. 

 During the Seminar the speakers has been therefore analyzed the roles of education and Academic Institutions as crucial tools of public diplomacy in action for young people. Tools which,  from each country’s domestic perspective, are also vehicles of integration for an effective management of cultural and religious diversity. 

 The Meeting, in a roundtable format, included many distinguished representatives of the Italian and US Administrations (the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Development Cooperation, the Department of State and USAID) as well as from Italian and American Universities . Our Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Enzo Scotti, is scheduled to open the Seminar.