On January 12, the Municipality of Mahdia joined other administrations around the Mediterranean to light a fire from a surveillance fort on the Mediterranean coast, at dusk. This event, initiated by the Council of Majorca in 2017 and bringing together the entities and institutions of the Mediterranean countries in which the city implements cooperation and humanitarian emergency projects, aims to raise the awareness on the Mediterranean historical heritage and on the situation of migrants undertaking the crossing of the Mediterranean.

While lighthouses are a real symbol for the preservation of human rights in this context, the Municipality of Mahdia has lit two torches at the Ottoman fort of Borj El Kebir, a landmark of the city, both for its history and its imposing architecture. This was followed by the reading of a manifesto.

The municipality of Mahdia has, for the implementation of this initiative, received the support of the Local Democracy Agency (ADL) of Tunisia, which coordinated the activity and ensured the contact between the Fons Mallorquí Solidaritat i Cooperació (mandated by the Council of Majorca for the concretization of this event in the different partner cities) and the Municipal Council of Mahdia.

The mobilization of the various participating Mediterranean nations, taking into account the issues raised by this event, is really promising and reinforces the strong cooperation existing in the region. ADL Tunisia hopes to see in 2020 the continuation of this initiative in other Tunisian cities and reaffirms its full support for this project.

On January 12, the Municipality of Mahdia joined other administrations around the Mediterranean to light a fire from a surveillance fort on the Mediterranean coast, at dusk. This event, initiated by the Council of Majorca in 2017 and bringing together the entities and institutions of the Mediterranean countries in which the city implements cooperation and humanitarian emergency projects, aims to raise the awareness on the Mediterranean historical heritage and on the situation of migrants undertaking the crossing of the Mediterranean.

While lighthouses are a real symbol for the preservation of human rights in this context, the Municipality of Mahdia has lit two torches at the Ottoman fort of Borj El Kebir, a landmark of the city, both for its history and its imposing architecture. This was followed by the reading of a manifesto.

The municipality of Mahdia has, for the implementation of this initiative, received the support of the Local Democracy Agency (ADL) of Tunisia, which coordinated the activity and ensured the contact between the Fons Mallorquí Solidaritat i Cooperació (mandated by the Council of Majorca for the concretization of this event in the different partner cities) and the Municipal Council of Mahdia.

The mobilization of the various participating Mediterranean nations, taking into account the issues raised by this event, is really promising and reinforces the strong cooperation existing in the region. ADL Tunisia hopes to see in 2020 the continuation of this initiative in other Tunisian cities and reaffirms its full support for this project.