Featured People: Mourad Kadiri

In this interview, we talk to Mourad Kadiri (Morocco) – a key cultural player in the MENA region and contributor to the World CP – about his work, ambitions, challenges and vision for the future of cultural policy in his country.

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Statement: Culture and the Commons

Download the statement by members of our Connected Action for the Commons, which was created for the attention of the EP Intergroup Common Goods and Public Services and EU decision-makers. 

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Featured People: Fatin Farhat - version française

Dans cet entretien, nous discutons avec Fatin Farhat (Palestine) – contributrice à la base de donnée World CP et une figure clé de la culture dans la région MENA, au sujet de son travail, de ses ambitions, des défis auxquels elle fait face ainsi que de sa vision de la politique culturelle comme un processus collaboratif qui peut aider à tisser de nouveaux partenariats en Palestine. 

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Featured People: Rana Yazaji

In this conversation, we talk to Rana Yazaji (Syria), Managing Director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) – a key cultural player in the MENA region that facilitates the development of national cultural policy groups in more than ten Arab countries. We talk about her work and about the challenges she and her team face in these turbulent times for the region. Throughout the autumn, we highlight cultural policy research and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Through a series of insightful interviews, we introduce cultural policy researchers and activists who have contributed to the World CP –International Cultural Policy Database.

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Featured People: Fatin Farhat

This autumn, ECF highlights cultural policy research and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Through a series of insightful interviews, we introduce cultural policy researchers and activists who have contributed to the World CP –International Cultural Policy Database. For this second article in the series, we talk to Fatin Farhat (Palestine) – a key cultural player in the MENA region and contributor to the World CP, about her work, ambitions, challenges and vision for cultural policy as a collaborative process that can help weave new partnerships in Palestine.

 

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Featured People: Abdullah Al-Kafri - version française

Tout au long de l’automne, ECF met en avant la recherche autour de la politique culturelle et de l'activisme dans la région du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique du Nord (MENA). À travers une série d’entretiens pertinents, ECF présente les chercheurs dans le domaine des politiques culturelles, et les activistes qui ont contribué à World CP –International Cultural Policy Database (une base de donnée internationale de politique culturelle). Pour ce premier entretien de notre série, nous donnons la parole à Abdullah Al-Kafri (Syrie), directeur exécutif de Ettijahat – Independent Culture qui nous parle du travail de son organisation et des défis auxquels celle-ci est confrontée dans ces temps troublés dans la région.

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Featured People: Abdullah Al-Kafri

This autumn, ECF highlights cultural policy research and activism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Through a series of insightful interviews, ECF introduces cultural policy researchers and activists who have contributed to the World CP –International Cultural Policy Database. We start our series with Abdullah Al-Kafri, Executive Director of Ettijahat – Independent Culture. 

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Featured People: Federico Brivio

"Although it’s true that xenophobia is spreading in some countries, and politicians are trying to take advantage of it, it’s also impressive to see the spontaneous informal groups that appeared in our cities and started working on the migrants' issues, learning complex laws to offer legal support, finding solutions for housing, building networks, deciding sometime to act beside legality in respect of their belief and to what they think that Europe should be." We talk with Federico Brivio about his idea: QX1 Migrants. 

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