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Since it was established in 1994 by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Lisbon Forum has been a distinctive platform bringing together high-level participants from Europe, neighbouring regions and other continents to share experience, good practice and expertise.
Considering the importance of electoral processes to democratic consolidation, the 2014 edition of the Lisbon Forum, which was held on 15-16 September in Lisbon, Portugal, was dedicated to the theme: “Electoral processes and democratic consolidation in the countries of the Southern Mediterranean”.
The Lisbon Forum 2014, organised by the Centre in cooperation with International IDEA, the Anna Lindh Foundation and the Aga Khan Development Network was chaired by Fayçal Gouiaa, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Tunisia. This edition was organised in the context of the South Programme, financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe. The working languages were English, French and Arabic. (More)
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