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Workshop no 1 - “Heritage, Migration and Sustainable Development in Southern Tunisia and the Mediterranean"”

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Online Workshop

Le projet Twinning H2020 SfaxForward organisera un  Workshop « Patrimoine, Migration et Développement Durable dans le Sud tunisien et en Méditerranée ». Ce Workshop aura lieu en ligne le lundi 08 et le mardi 09 février 2021.


Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the first workshop of the Sfax Forward Project, initially scheduled for June 2020, has been postponed. This workshop will be organized by the University of Sfax and will be held virtually, in French and in English, this 8 & 9 February.

To attend, please register at [email protected]


Just as one identifies with one's genetic Heritage, one can also identify with one's material and/or immaterial Heritage inherited from one's original social environment. This socio-cultural identity becomes for the individual a label distinguishing and laying claim to him/her, regardless of the individual's acquired civil and legal status. It is furthermore well recognized that "identity" constitutes an important transversal problem for migrant communities: assuming one's origins and "original identity" is a way of reaffirming one's belonging and "faithfulness" to the community and region of origin, of showing that one hasn't forgotten one's origins, that one isn't a "traitor"; it amounts to redeeming oneself vis-à-vis one's broadly defined family and one's community of origin, and even vis-à-vis the host society whithin the context of immigration. Maintaining this heritage-based identity and label implies the involvement of civil society organizations of Southern Tunisia's diaspora in protecting and promoting the material and immaterial Heritage of their regions and communities of origin.

Vous trouverez ci-joint le programme de ce Workshop.