Barcelona, 2-7 June. The UfM Deputy Secretary General for Social and Civil Affairs, Ms Delphine Borione, participated in the second Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in the Euro-Med Region, held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 2-7 June.
Opened by the Director of the Bulgarian School of Politics, Ms Irina Alexieva, in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Ms Margarita Popova and UfM Deputy Secretary General Borione, the academy gathered prominent young leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria who are actively involved in the political life in their respective countries to discuss the topic of “Security and Culture”. The overall aim was to reinforce governance in the Southern Mediterranean through experience sharing and cooperation among participants.
The event was organised by the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza” in cooperation with the Tunisian School of Politics and the Citizen School of Political Studies in Morocco. It benefitted from the financial support of EU South Programme I, implemented by the Council of Europe, and included the participation of the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Daniel Mitov, who discussed Bulgaria’s perspective on shared Euro-Mediterranean security challenges.
In her speech, Deputy Secretary General Borione underlined the strengthening of regional cooperation and mutual understanding as the best means to promote inclusive societies and to ultimately ensure long-term stability in the region.