The Charta of Human rights of the European Union and the EU 2020 Strategy is promoting peace and well-being. Cooperation between all member states, growth as well as exchange within Europe and at with its neighbor states should be increased. Mutual scientific projects and topics like lifelong learning, integration and the support of sustainable technologies are highlighted.
Mobility and exchange possibilities help to gain these promoted aims. Exchange students and scientists are defined as important supporters of the European idea and its principal statues. As Alumni they can use their intercultural experience and international networks to improve integration and interaction between the countries.
A strong need of continuous exchange and respectful discussion lead to a need for action, especially with regard to a stronger civic engagement, also expressed by the United Nations with their request for a more active contribution within the society (defined in the Sustainable Development Goals). This claim implies a continuous sensitization and further education to be able to confront this challenge.
With regard to current political events within the European Countries and Egypt, such a growing engagement of the civil society is of particular relevance and should be dealt with in the course of an EU – Egypt Forum at the University of Wuerzburg. Another programme pillar consists of workshops and seminars, either referring to scientific management or the own field of profession. Completed will the programme with socializing and networking events and time in the faculties.
Results of this forum are supposed to be carried to the corresponding home countries by the Alumni. Beyond that, contacts between Alumni and the university should be established or strengthened.