Come to the Centre for Fine Arts and get an overview of the cultural dynamics in the Southern Mediterranean region through the prism of SouthMed CV. This EU co-funded project (2015 – 2018) aims to bring culture from the margins to the centre of the public sphere and explore its potential connections with economic, social and political development strategies. Experiences from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia will illustrate how cultural and artistic projects can promote human rights, civic engagement and mutual understanding.

15:45 Registration of the general public
16:00 – 17:30 Relevance and impact SouthMed CV: the contribution of the 38 sub-granted projects to sustainable development in the Southern Mediterranean 
- Sawsan Darwaza, Director, Ma3Mal612 (Jordan)
- Marina Barham, Director, Al-Harah Theatre (Palestine)
- Hicham Bouzid, Artistic Director, Think Tanger (Morocco)
- Joana Hammour, Manager, NAHNOO (Lebanon)
- Amr Hussein, CEO, Koshk Comics (Egypt)
- Toni Cots, SouthMed CV Project Manager, Interarts (Spain)
- Rania Kamhawi, Project Manager, The National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation (Jordan)
17:30 – 18:00 Conclusions by
- Mercedes Giovinazzo, Director, Interarts (Spain)
- Fatin Farhat, Independent Art Operator and Researcher, External Evaluator of SouthMed CV (Palestine)