In particular, van Gennip underlines the need for a new holistic approach to the global problems we face. This vision can best be described as convivencia, which is more than merely 'living together', but entails a quest for mutual comprehension, understanding and solidarity among different countries and different civilisations.
Read also Jos van Gennip opening speech.
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story by Pier Andrea Pirani