May 15, 2008
The boundaries of Europe are vague and hard to establish. Our borders are the principles and values that inspired the Fathers of the united Europe: democracy, social justice, peace. All these values constitute our border. That is why Europe has the duty to promote and diffuse those universal achievements, especially between our nearest neighbours of the southern shore of the Mediterranean. This commitment has many ways to go through but we believe that Education is a very important one and inside it, University can play a fundamental role, for its capacity to transmit those values and develop a new society. That is the reason why Europe ought to commit itself with Mediterranean countries’ universities to follow them in their way to train a fair and democratic society, on the basis of a pluralistic, efficient university, of quality and linked to society.
Euromed Permanent University Forum