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Arabic Culture Center

National Network: 
Latvia
Address: 
J. Asara street 5, III floor
Riga
Latvia
Telephone: 
+371 26588961
E-Mail (2): 
E-Mail (3): 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2005
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The idea of the Arabic Culture Center (ACC) was established after the tragic and horrible events of 11 of September 2001, when we started realizing the increasing of a sort of phobia against Arabs and the stereotyping of Arabs as being a threat to peace and the civil world all over Europe and Latvia included.

Mission and Objectives: 

The main goals of Arabic Cultural Center are:
1.) To encourage social integration of Arabs in Latvia and the EU.
2.) To strengthen cultural and social ties between Arabic world and Latvia.
3.) Offer educational lectures providing information on Arabic culture.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The ACC as mentioned earlier has many different types of activities, including cultural events and informative and educational lectures, for example it is worth mentioning in this regard the latest tour of seminars which included five major cities in Latvia, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Valmiera, Jelgava and Ventspils, under the name of peace and love( truth and reality of the Arabic world), this project was sponsored by the European Union under LEDII project against discrimination, the aim was to reach out to as many persons as possible constituting the Latvian society in an attempt to change the one sided view about the Arabs and Islam which people usually receive from the media by painting a more realistic and vivid picture of the Arabic world, the unique richness of its tradition, culture and religions.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Dr. Houssam Abu Meri
Head of the organisation: 
Dr. Houssam Abu Meri

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