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D66 Day of the Middle East

Zaterdag 25 November 2017 in Utrecht

Opportunities for Change: Voices of a New Generation

Click here for information on our sessions, experts and artists!

Register now for the fifth edition of the D66 Day of the Middle East! We bring together a wide range of expert voices on and from the region to discuss events and assess the future of the region and its people. During the conference, we explore how people in the Middle East are shaping their future. It is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas with politicians, experts, activists, entrepreneurs and journalists.

Keynote speaker Kim Ghattas (Senior Visiting fellow Carnegie Endowment and BBC correspondent) will give her views on developments in the Middle East & North Africa and the role of the youth in particular. During the interactive workshops, we invite you to take part in the discussions and learn more by engaging with regional experts as Koert deBeuf, Tessa Terpstra, Julien Jreissati, and many more. Topics covered are, amongst others, education & the labour market, energy politics & social entrepreneurship and citizens’ participation. There is plenty of time to meet new people and exchange thoughts. During the lunch break and drinks, you will be able explore art and culture form the region.

Want to know more? Please look though the program of the D66 Day of the Middle East for more information on sessions, speakers and artists!

Tickets can be bought here. The price – 20 euros for a regular ticket and 15 euros for students – includes lunch, drinks and snacks.


09:30 – 10:00 Doors open, morning coffee

10:00 – 10:10 Welcoming remarks by Petra Stienen

10:10 – 11:00 Opening speech by Kim Ghattas

11:00 – 13:00 Parallel sessions: round I

  • Young people on the labour market
  • Sustainability and energy politics in the Middle East
  • Countering extremism and youth radicalization

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break with art and theatre

14:00 – 15:00  Voices of the Middle: the Case of Syria (Simone Filippini and activists from CCSD)

15:00 – 17:00 Parallel sessions: round II

  • Education for young Syrians
  • Social entrepreneurship and environmental challenges
  • Citizens Dialogue: the Example of Yad be Yad

17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks by Marietje Schaake

17:15 – 18:00 Drinks

This event can also be found on Facebook.

25 november

10:00 hrs

Centraal Museum
Agnietenstraat 1, Utrecht