On Saturday July 30th 2022, the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) organized the national Multiplier Event pertaining to ‘TOGETHER’ Project - Towards a Cultural Understanding of the Other.

The occasion gathered a group of prominent NGO representatives and activists working on topics related to Intercultural Dialogue, Mutual Understanding and Common Values in general, and between the EU and the neighboring countries in specific.

President of LDN Amin Nehme inaugurated the event with a welcome note followed by a round up about the organization.

Project Manager at CulturePolis Xanthippi Kontogianni provided a presentation about the Project, its objectives as well as the impact it has on the target communities.

In her intervention, Senior Researcher Dr. Guita Hourani presented a summary of the results collected through the local Comparative Analysis of the First Intellectual Output: Intercultural Dialogue in Lebanon.

Project Coordinator at LDN Rita Nassif demonstrated the content of the Second Intellectual Output related to the Ambassadors’ Curriculum in addition to the Fourth Intellectual Output which deals with the Dialogue Guidebook.

In turn, Communication Coordinator and Social Media Expert at LDN Antoinette Moubarak showcased through a short video the E-learning Platform and the procedure on how to subscribe to the official project website, followed by a special Promotional Video about the Project.

Special guest Yasmine Dagher from Beirut Heritage Initiative concluded the program with a presentation entitled Culture and Heritage in Lebanon: Challenges and Achievements.

‘TOGETHER’ is a two-year project which mainly seeks to empower all sectors in society through building bridges between people, reinforcing mutual understanding, and boosting economic and social development to enable Europe and its neighbors face the common challenges, and achieve social cohesion and sustainability.

It targets a wide range of entities such as public authorities, local communities, cultural groups and associations, NGOS, CSOs, as well as private and public key-players operating in the cultural field.

The Consortium is comprised of: CulturePolis – Greece, A.B. Institute of Entrepreneurship Development LTD (IED) – Cyprus, Eworx Ypiresies Ilektronikou Epicheirein Anonymos Etaireia (EWORX) – Greece, Fattoria Pugliese Diffusa Associazione Culturale (FPD) – Italy, Georgian Arts & Culture Center (GACC) – Georgia and the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) – Lebanon.