The Anna Lindh Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Euro-Mediterranean University EMUNI to cooperate for the promotion of intercultural dialogue across the region and to co-organise the “Translation for Dialogue” conference on 23-24 June 2016 in Portorož, Slovenia.
The MoU, signed by Ambassador Hatem Atallah (ALF), Ambassador Stanislav Vidovič (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Dr. Abdel Hamid Zoheiry (EMUNI), focuses on consolidating Slovenia as a regional hub for the organisation of the “Translation for Dialogue” conference. Specific areas of actions include: co-organisation of the high-level Euromed conference on translation; a major event advocating for the role of translation in promoting intercultural dialogue; supporting the work of institutions such as the ALF in combining existing networks, resources and expertise as part of a long term strategy for intercultural dialogue and people-to-people cooperation in the region.
The conference gathers around 80 experts and cultural actors involved in the field of translation and focuses on the central role of translation in the current emerging socio cultural challenges in the region. The conference also aims to showcase, debate and advocate for translation as a central tool for intercultural communication and dialogue. The programme of the conference will be underpinned by three central objectives: (i) highlight the value of languages and the circulation of knowledge; (ii) create a space for networking and new partnerships between translation actors; (iii) use translation as a tool to facing the region’s challenges