Director General and EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Gema Martín Muñoz
Head of areas: Isaías Barreñada (Education and Publications), Nuria Medina (Cultural Programmes), Olivia Orozco (Socioeconomic and Business Forum), Karim Hauser (Arabia Americana).
Specialised researchers on EuroMeSCo’s areas of study: Elena Arigita, Rafael Ortega, Javier Rosón, Rocío Vázquez.
Casa Árabe and its International Institute of Arab and Muslim World Studies is a Spanish public institution with headquarters in Madrid and Córdoba. It was established in 2006 by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the regional governments of Andalusia and Madrid and the City Councils of Madrid and Cordoba Its main goal is to strengthen and consolidate relations between Spain and the Arab and Muslim countries in every sphere through activities of an economic, political, academic, cultural and educational nature, as well as by encouraging dialogue and debate.
Casa Árabe has structured and developed its programmes and activities (public diplomacy, research and sociopolitics, publications, economy, culture, education) towards the mission for which it was created: transcultural communication between the Arab and Western world, critical debate among thinkers and scholars, knowledge of the diversity of the Arab and Islamic world and the diplomatic and economic exchanges.
Areas of work
Arab and Muslim World, Sociopolitical Observatory, Education, Socioeconomy, Culture, Women and family in the Arab and Muslim World, Muslims of the West, Islamisms in context, Political reform and socioeconomic trends in Arab countries.
Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
Casa Árabe aims to become:
• A Key research center specialized on the Arab and Muslim world
• Key player on the dialogue between Spain and the Arab and Muslim world
• Instrument for public diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim world
Membership to other networks
- Arab Reform Initiative - ARI
- Anna Lindh Foundation - ALF
- Configurations of Muslim Traditions in European Secular Public Spheres
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Tel: 34 91 563 06 61
C/ Samuel de los Santos Gener 9
Tel: 957 49 84 13
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