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Mostar - EuroMed Capital for Dialogue 2021

Conference “Cherishing our diversities”
City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

As part of the celebration of the Euro-Med Capital for Dialogue 2021 Award, the City of Mostar held a conference entitled “Cherishing our diversities” on 29 December 2021, 6 – 9 PM CET in the Music Center Pavarotti Mostar in hybrid form.

By organizing the conference, additional space was created for the exchange of examples of good practices from other cities and communities. There was a need to capture the breadth of space and time of other communities and be part of the wider family of intercultural dialogue.

Participants were addressed by the

  • Chief Advisor of the City of Mostar, Radmila Komadina,
  • Representative of the ALF Network in BiH, Miralem Turšinović,
  • Regional Coordinator for Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Organization of World Heritage Cities, Rafael Perez de la Concha Camacho,
  • Deputy Mayor of Limassol, Neophytos Charalambides,
  • Director Pavarotti Music Center, Tajma Guzin,
  • The head of operations and intercultural research at the ALF, Eleonora Insalaco

The announcement of the film "Talking city", which was a part of the Euro-Med Capital for Dialogue 2021 Award, was premiered as part of the conference.

The Euro-Med Capital for Dialogue Award is an initiative of the Anna Lindh Foundation, as the first institution to promote intercultural dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The award is intended as an international recognition for cities that have implemented or initiated intercultural policies and actions and have the vision to improve cultural diversity, intercultural relations and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region by establishing cooperation between different stakeholders.

Centuries of building dialogue, living a life of intertwined traditions and customs, and the special effort and effort that Mostar invested in the postwar period, including the process of rebuilding the Old Bridge and rebuilding dialogue between the citizens of Mostar, were ultimately rewarded with this great recognition.

Language of the session: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, English

Agency of Local Democracy LDA Mostar

You can watch the recording of the event here.
Please find attached below the Agenda of the Conference.