Egypt and Italy: armed cooperation
The Mediterranean, which has always been a place of exchanges and comparisons, is where the interests of many countries, including Italy and Egypt, meet.
Considered a key partner of the European Union in stabilising and combating international terrorism and irregular migration, Egypt today presents itself as a country dominated by the power of the military in each of its key sectors, from politics to economics, from the information sector to education.
As of 2019, it is the largest importer of Italian-made weapon systems in the world, while the last decades have seen an exponential growth in police and security cooperation activities between the two countries, with an important impact on human rights in the country. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss activism and mobilisation for the defence of human rights in Egypt by Egyptian people in exile.
Moderator: Alessandra Fabbretti (Agenzia Dire)
Introduces e concludes: Franco Uda (ARCI/Euromed Rights)
Speakers: Sayed Nasr (EgyptWide); Muhammad al Kashef (Watch the Med/Migereurop)
Speakers: Francesco Vignarca (Rete Pace e Disarmo) Alice Franchini (EgyptWide); Mina Thabet (ricercatore esperto nell’ambito diritti umani)