European Institute of the Mediterranean Releases Digital Publication of 16th Edition of "A Sea of Words"

Sea of Words 2023 publication

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) has unveiled the digital publication of the 16th edition of "A Sea of Words," titled "Artificial Intelligence and Youths: Ethical Commitment and Critical Thinking." This initiative, launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Anna Lindh Foundation, serves as a platform for young voices across the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries and the European Union to engage in dialogue on pressing social, cultural, economic, and political issues.

This year's edition, centered on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its ethical implications, attracted 212 valid submissions from twenty-five Mediterranean countries. The entries explored the multifaceted effects of AI on society, reflecting on its challenges and opportunities.

A panel of international judges selected the ten best texts, seven of which were invited to Barcelona for an awards ceremony, creative workshops, and cultural exchanges. This project aims to foster a culture of peace and understanding in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

By the art of storytelling, "A Sea of Words" continues to provide a platform for youths to articulate their perspectives and contribute to shaping the future of the Mediterranean region.

Read the winning stories HERE.