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A Sea of Words. International Short Story Contest

For the fourth consecutive year, the IEMed and the Anna Lindh Foundation open a call to participate in the short story contest “A Sea of Words”.

The contest aims to encourage dialogue between peoples, the exchange of knowledge and experiences between different local and international traditions. This edition, within the framework of the European Year of Volunteering, is dedicated to the topics of participation, citizenship and democracy.

The contest is aimed at producing short stories whose content is related to an increasing participation of the citizenship, and as a mean to reinforcing the activity of the civil society in order to create and consolidate dynamics of democracy shared values, liberties and rights that harden the social cohesion.

The literary production is an essential means for the expression and description of realities, ideas and emotions that can be directly transmitted to and by the youth of the entire Euro-Mediterranean region. From this point of view, the goal is to obtain literary stories –based on both reality and fiction- that deal with the different experiences on civil society participation, social cohesion, rights and liberties development and democratic values in society consolidation.

The deadline for submitting candidatures is July, 31st 2011. The contest regulations as well as the submission form are available in the following link:

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