Euro-Mediterranean Knowledge Space Foundation (WEM)


The objective of WEM is the intensification of dialogue and project-oriented cooperation between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean countries through cultural and information exchange, in particular through science and education. Central to the project is the development of an international network which is cultural studies methods and insights oriented.
WEM whose registered seat is in the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart, is a non-profit association with members from European, Maghreb and sub-Saharan countries.

The Euro-Mediterranean Area politically only partly organised within the boundaries of the Union for the Mediterranean, is understood, within the framework of the WEM project, as "functional" space "from Dublin to Damascus, from the Niger to the North Cape". This kind of space is determined by a historically founded, sustainable density of communication and interaction, it is dynamic and not identical to a space blocked by geographical or political criteria. The foundation wants to contribute to the consolidation of this space as a space of exchange and common development.


Stiftung Wissensraum Europa - Mittelmeer (WEM) e.V.
President: Prof. Dr. Bernd Thum
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Mailing address:
Albert-Ueberle-Straße 32
69120 Heidelberg
Phone private: +49 (0)6221 / 472865
Fax: +49 (0) 3212 / 1250914
(Website in German with French and Arabic)