On June 21, 2018 the EMA attended the concert „Between Tunis and Vienna“ at the concert hall Laeiszhalle, in Hamburg. Remarkable words by Christian Wullf, former Federal President of Germany and Honorary President of EMA, highlighted the beauty of music as a universal language that crosses borders and can be understood by everyone: „Be curious! Don´t be afraid of the unknown!“ With these words he invited us all to overcome prejudices towards other cultures and embrace an open-minded spirit.
Globalization and digitization - both trends hold great opportunities and enfold big potentials, along with being connected with issues like data security and jobs. This was also emphasized by Christian Wulff, former German Federal President and Honorary President of the EMA, at the 2nd German-Arab Digital Forum. The event was hosted by the EMA, the EZ Scout Program, the AWE and the CEBIT on June 11, 2018 in Hanover as part of the take-off Mondays at the CEBIT fair.
Ouissal, EMA’s female entrepreneur mentoring program, is now at halftime for the 2017/18 tandems. The participants from Germany met on May, 15 in Berlin to draw a first conclusion: What does the collaboration between them and the participants from Morocco and Tunisia mean in practical terms? What experiences, questions and wishes have arisen during the project phase in recent months? How can everyone learn and benefit from each other? The informal reunion offered the opportunity to refresh connections and to foster networking in local groups.
As the co-organizer of CYFY Africa 2018, EMA has a strong network of information and communication technology companies in North Africa. EMA Board Member Katharina Jahrling and General Secretary Clara Gruitrooy were in Tanger, bringing deep insights into the economic significance of digital transformation for Africa - from cybercrime to artificial intelligence - back to Germany. Find out more about this topic at the 2nd German-Arab Digital Forum on June 11, 2018 at the CEBIT in Hannover.