Annalind debates Alexandria youth about the importance of intercultural dialogue to reduce extremism

Partners for Transparency as the current president of the Egyptian Network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures organized a youth debate entitled “Dialogue between different cultures reduces extremism” which was held in Alexandria, and the attendance was represented by youth of civil society institutions in Alexandria and Delta who formed two teams, one of them supporting the cause The other team is the opponent to the issue and the support team begins to present the issue and define the concepts related to dialogue and extremism through the United Nations definitions. It also specified the axes on which it will build its strategy in establishing the case. The opposing team determined that its objection to the formulation of the title and not the issue as a whole and made it clear that the dialogue may reduce extremism. It is the only tool and does dialogue fit between all the different groups and the opposing team presented examples and arguments that dialogue may lead to an increase in extremism and that is what happens in terrorist groups and each team worked to clarify its point of view with arguments and proofs with an explanation that criticism is for the idea and not for people in upholding the idea of constructive dialogue The one in charge of accepting the other, and the event was organized by Mrs. Mirna Shalash, coordinator of the Egyptian Network, and Prof. Which confirmed the interest of the Egyptian network's activities in the art of debate and dialogue and building the capacities of the Egyptian civil society, and Dr. Mahmoud Farag, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Network of the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue, directed the debate and commented on the debate tools and lessons learned from them as he explained the importance of dialogue between young people In an atmosphere of accepting the other and exchanging experiences, he praised the two teams for a promise to repeat these debates to enrich youth and community work.

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