The director of the Fundación Tres Culturas (Three Cultures Foundation), José Manuel Cervera, and El Habib Nadir, general secretary (in representation of the ministry) of the Deputy Ministry for Moroccan Expats and Migration Matters, have signed a new collaboration agreement today in Rabat that continues with and strengthens the strategic partnering programme between the two institutions.
The guidelines of the agreement include raising awareness among the public of current topics such as interculturality and coexistence; promotion of studies on the migration phenomenon in the Mediterranean area; highlighting the value of common cultural heritage between the two shores; encouraging Moroccan expats to take part in different activities, especially those relating to migration, cooperation and socio-economic development; and promoting dialogue, peace, tolerance and coexistence between cultures and religions through mutual understanding and the exchange of ideas and experiences.
To this end, various different activities are planned to be developed between 2018 and 2019, such as launching a study on migratory flows and the situation of unaccompanied foreign minors in the areas of the Straits of Gibraltar or organising an international encounter on media and migration. Also, all activities of a social and cultural nature which stress the values of diversity will be encouraged, as will educational proposals (teaching of languages, for example) for Moroccan resident in Andalusia.
Special attention will be paid this year to the celebration of WOCMES Seville 2018, the greatest congress on the Middle East and Northern Africa with Tres Culturas (Three Cultures) will be running from the 16th to the 22nd of July. Morocco will have a prominent place at the event, as the opportunity will be taken to showcase the country’s cultural and artistic richness.
This agreement has been signed during the Hispanic-Moroccan Forum on Immigration and Integration which is being held today and tomorrow in Rabat, at which the Fundación Tres Culturas (Three Cultures Foundation) has presented an audio-visual report on the results of this joint partnership. The director of the institution, José Manuel Cervera, has also taken part in the first session ‘Living together: for a shared responsibility and ethics of citizenship’.