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EU Funding: Inauguration of Euro-Mediterranean University with seat in Slovenia

Mercredi 4 juin 2008
 
 

After almost two years of efforts and activities on the part of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to establish a Euro-Mediterranean University based in Slovenia, the formal inauguration of the Euro-Mediterranean University with a seat in Slovenia will be held at Portoroz on 9 June

The following have confirmed that they will participate in the event: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, Hans-Gert Pottering, President of the European Parliament, Janez Potocnik, Benita Ferrero Waldner, Joe Borg and Jan Figel, members of the European Commission, and representatives of the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region.

A press conference will be held at 09.30 on Monday 9 June 2008 in the Bernardin Congress Centre (Daphnia Hall), Portoroz, at which Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, and Nada Trunk Sirca, Director of the University Centre for Euro-Mediterranean Studies (EMUNI Center), will outline the importance and content of the event and discuss further steps towards establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University.

The International Academic Council (IAC) will convene at 10.30. At 13.30, there will be an international conference of university rectors on intercultural dialogue in higher education. The opening address will be delivered by Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

At 16.30, the ceremony establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University Foundation will be held in the Nautilus Hall of the Bernardin Congress Centre. The speakers at the ceremony will be: Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, Rodi Kratsa Tsagaropoulou, Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Mojca Kucler Dolinar, Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. As part of the event, the Letter of Intent on establishing the Foundation will be formally signed by the representatives of the enterprises that have expressed a willingness to cooperate in developing the university foundation.

Similarly, Letters of Intent on providing the new university with premises will be signed by the Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Mojca Kucler Dolinar, the Minister for Public Administration, Gregor Virant, the Minister of Education and Sport, Milan Zver, and the Mayor of the Municipality of Piran, Tomaž Gantar.

The main event will be the formal inauguration of the Euro-Mediterranean University at 18.00 on 9 June 2008 in the Europa Hall in the Bernardin Congress Centre. The speakers will include: Janez Janša, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Amr Moussa, Secretary General of the Arab League, and Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament.

At 17.50 (the Europa Hall), the four statesmen will, in presence of all the signatories of the Charter and other eminent guests, sign the founding document establishing the Euro-Mediterranean University. This will also be a photo opportunity.

 
  Source:
Slovenian Presidency of the EU

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