Euro-Mediterranean news

Erasmus Mundus scholarships for North African students

The scholarships to study in Europe under the Erasmus Mundus – Al Idrisi II Programme is addressed to North African students. Can participate to this programme nationals from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. Scholarships is for undergraduate, master and doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows as well as academic and administrative staff wishing to join credit transfer or full degree programmes ...

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Graffiti boom in Cairo reflects the mood on the Egyptian street

Mediter is glad to share with its readers a piece of news from the website Euronews. In the Egyptian capital Cairo, the mood of the city is written on its walls. Egypt’s street-art movement has enjoyed a new lease of life since the 2011 Revolution. Mystical, angry, hopeful or irreverent – many of these works draw inspiration from the art of ancient Egypt. ...

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Digitizing the Palestine Refugee Experience

Over half a million negatives, prints, slides, films and videocassettes covering all aspects of the life and history of Palestine refugees from 1948 to the present day are in newly digitized archive of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) The first group of iconic photographs and films are part of the exhibition entitled ‘The Long Journey’, which opened ...

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A story of Palestine at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Brussels

The movie “When I Saw You”, directed by Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, was broadcast at the Mediterranean Film Festival in Brussels. It tells the story of 11-year-old refugee Tarek who runs away from the camp where he and his mother live. Tarek and his mother has been forced out of their homes after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. For further information ...

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“Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World”

In spring 2014 the exhibition “Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World”, spanning more than ten centuries and including artworks and secular objects from throughout the Islamic world, will travel from Sevilla to the Dallas Museum of Art, USA. It’s based in Sevilla at the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s historic 17th-century building, the Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, till February ...

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“The Threshold of the Desert”, a documentary on the life of a Moroccan woman

“The Threshold of the Desert” is a documentary focused on the life of Najat Aziz, the 36-year-old, who managed to go to university and attend IT, business management, and training courses. She come from the Errachidia, a Moroccan province where only 15% of women work outside of their homes. The movie has been selected for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival ...

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