The Meric Bridge Speaks

© A. Usal - Meriç Bridge

Within the framework of its global initiative “Culture: A Bridge to Development”, UNESCO is organizing, in co-operation with the Governorate and Municipality of Edirne, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahçeşehir University, and the Balkanika Foundation, a regional encounter which aims to bring together and promote exchanges in South East Europe among culture professionals, municipalities, intellectuals, universities, and the private sector.

Three round tables will take place: “Culture as a motor for social cohesion and peace”; “Rivers, cities, history – a discussion between Mayors”; “Bringing history back home: reconciliation through the return of cultural objects”.

This event is the first of a series planned for the region, with a view to provide spaces for sub-regional and regional exchange among various actors.


Type of Event Working group
Start 24.11.2012 08:00 local time
End 25.11.2012 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Patchett, Lynne
Organizer UNESCO Culture sector
Contact Lynne Patchett at
Country Turkey
City Edirne
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Culture: a Bridge to Development
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