Euro-mediterranean Cultural Encounters

The Euromediterranean Conferences were organised by Transeuropéennes together with the Gulliver network (Felix Meritis Foundation) and the European Cultural Foundation in June 1995 and in June 1996. They were a response to the need for opening an informal dialogue in Europe and with the Southern Mediterranean countries on urgent questions being which were raised at that time.

This initiative, which was held at the Dutch Institute in Paris, was based on a common will to put the Mediterranean dimension at the very heart of concerns and to question the equation Europe = the West, and the slogan of "war of civilisations" inherited from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War.