Building peace in the minds of men and women

The Meric Bridge Speaks

When, local time: 
Saturday, 24 November 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, 25 November 2012 - 7:00pm
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Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов
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Within the framework of its global initiative “Culture: A Bridge to Development”, UNESCO is organizing, in co-operation with the Governorate and Municipality of Edirne, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahçeşehir University, and the Balkanika Foundation, a regional encounter which aims to bring together and promote exchanges in South East Europe among culture professionals, municipalities, intellectuals, universities, and the private sector. <br /><br/>Three round tables will take place: “Culture as a motor for social cohesion and peace”; “Rivers, cities, history – a discussion between Mayors”; “Bringing history back home: reconciliation through the return of cultural objects”. <br /><br />This event is the first of a series planned for the region, with a view to provide spaces for sub-regional and regional exchange among various actors.<br />