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Messages for Europe and North Africa

On the last conference day, we asked some of the participants the outcomes after four days of exchange and collaboration. Agnieszka from Poland, Maartje from the Netherlands, Gihan from Egypt and Gunnar from Norway let us know their messages for Europe and North Africa.



Ahmed Naguib: We are all teachers and students

Ahmed Naguib has a great passion for education reform and management and has worked on initiatives to empower women, youth and marginalised communities by facilitating access to quality higher education and training opportunities. He has been at the centre of the transformational change in Egypt. After putting together the organising committee of the first sit-in in Tahrir he went on to become the spokesperson for the Trustees Council of the Revolution, a member of the board of the High Commission on National Dialogue.



Azelarabe Lahkim Bennani

Azelarabe Lahkim Bennani is professor of Modern Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language at the University of Fès in Morocco. It is his first NECE conference.



Amr Sobhy: Morsi Meter

Amr Sobhy from Egypt is a young published author and co-founded www.morsimeter.com, an online tool monitoring the performance of the new Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.



Gregor Hackmack & Ghada Louhichi: Web 2.0

Gregor Hackmack is co-founder of parliamentwatch.org, an independent platform that gives German citizens the opportunity to ask public questions and receive public answers from their members of parliament over the Internet. Ghada Louhichi has established marsad.tn one year ago. The objective of the Tunisian platform is to provide citizens with easier and free access to information related to their elected representatives and the writing of the new constitution.



Driss Maghraoui

Driss Maghraoui is a professor of History and International Relations at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco). He teaches courses on North African immigration in Europe, modern imperialism and its culture, history of the Arab world, and history and memory in 20th century Europe.



Benjamin Barber

Benjamin R. Barber is a senior research scholar at the The Graduate Center, CUNY, founder of the Interdependence Movement, and Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.



Tahany Shemis: We have a lot to share

Tahany Shemis is a quality education manager at Misr Elkheir Foundation and an in-service-teacher trainer with long-standing experience in the field of education for intercultural understanding and civic education.



Thomas Krüger

Thomas Krüger is the president of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb. The bpb established the NECE network and hosts the conference.



Bekim Agai

Bekim Agai from Bonn (Germany) is the project head of research group "Europe from the outside - Formations of Middle Eastern views on Europe from inside Europe". On Thursday, he gave a lecture on "Mutual perceptions and narratives in the Mediterranean dialogue and their influence on recent developments".



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