09:00 – 18:00
African week on the Intercultural Dialogue in the European Parliament
Link to program:
Rue Wiertz 60
Phone: +32 (0)2 284 21 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 284 69 74
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URL of event: http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/405.0.html[tt_news]=339&tx_ttnews[backPid]=333&cHash=ae32f6f43d
Phone: +32 (0)2 284 45 24
Location of event
The role of the African diaspora in development will be among the themes discussed during the African week to be held by the European Parliament.
Part of the European Year for Intercultural Dialogue (EYID), the week will feature both political and cultural events. EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering, Pan-African Parliament President Gertrude Mongella and African Nobel Prize winners will speak at the closing session on Thursday. A round-table on the role of the African diaspora in development will be held by the Committee on Development and chaired by its President Josep Borrell (Wednesday 10, 18.45h).
A joint meeting of Members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) and Members of the ACP-EU Joint-parliamentary Assembly, together with Nigerian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Wole Soyinka, will close the African week (Thursday, 11.00h). EP President Hans-Gert Pöttering and PAP President Gertude Mongella will also take the floor.
The Malian photographer Malik Sidibé will be the guest of honour for the African Week . The week will showcase the vitality of the contemporary arts in Africa. Events linked to current political developments in Africa are also planned.Large scale prints of the Malian photographer’s work will adorn the EP’s building and will be visible from the Place de Luxembourg from Friday 5 September.
Hans-Gert Pötterin, EP President; Gertrude Mongella, Pan-African Parliament President; Josep Borrell,President; Malik Sidibé, Malian photographer; Luisa Morgantini, Vice-President of the EP.