Abdelhak Azzouzi, president of the Alliance of Civilizations chair at Euromed University in Fez

Miscellaneous announcements

The creation of this university chair was decreed during the 9th edition of the World Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) held in Fez on November 22-23, 2022. The High Representative of the UNAOC, HE Miguel Angel Moratinos , during a press conference organized at the end of the forum announced the creation of this chair within the Euromed University of Fez.

Prof. Abdelhak Azzouzi is a founding member, member of the board of directors of the Euromed University of Fez. He is a university professor, specialist in diplomacy, strategy, international relations and comparative political science. He created and directed several research and development centers. He initiated and organized the Fez forums on the Alliance of Civilizations and those on the Union for the Mediterranean. Professor Abdelhak Azzouzi has also written around thirty works including nine volumes on the Alliance of Civilizations and cultural diversity. He has published more than 1500 international columns. He is a consulting member to several national and international organizations. He has received several international distinctions and prizes including that of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly for his commitment to bringing the two shores of the Mediterranean closer together.

The conviction is unanimous within the board of directors of the Euromed University of Fez that the Alliance of Civilizations under the United Nations is the best partner to set up such a project, and to generate a dynamic of change in terms of perceptions. , visions of the future and practices that generate fruitful values ​​on an individual and collective level.

The mission of the chair has a historical and epistemological significance of the highest importance with regard to the cardinal values ​​of Fez and Morocco in terms of intercultural and inter-cult dialogue of civilizations and living together. It claims the role inherited from La Qaraouiyine University (historically the oldest in the world, still in operation) in terms of knowledge and openness to other cultures and civilizations. On the other hand, the choice made on Fez to create the chair is beneficial; because at all times, this city has been the crucible in which various components have crossed and combined with the multiple tributaries constituting the Moroccan identity, in this case the Arab, Berber, Andalusian, African, Hassani and Jewish elements.