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Past Editions of the Lisbon Forum

  2012   Edition

Lisbon Forum 2012, 3-4 December at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon (Portugal)
The 2012 Lisbon Forum took place on 3-4 December 2012 at the Ismaili Centre, in Lisbon, Portugal. This event was organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Alliance of Civilizations and in cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal. The event took place in the framework of the Programme “Strengthening democratic reform in the southern Neighbourhood”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.
The theme for this year’s Forum was "The Arab Season: from change to challenges". It was a follow-up to the previous year’s edition and focused again on the developments in the Arab countries of Northern Africa and the Middle East in order to take stock of the progress made - and obstacles met - on the path towards democracy. Particular attention was paid to new political élites, youth and women activists and to the process of democratic reforms.
. Programme

. Photos
. Final Conclusions
. List of participants

. Photos


 2011 Edition

For the 2011 Lisbon Forum the theme chosen was : "The "Arab spring": a major step towards making human rights real".
Under the theme "The Arab Spring: a major step towards making universal human rights real”, the Lisbon Forum 2011 brought together more than 200 participants from 50 countries. In addition to its co-organisers, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe and the Alliance of Civilizations United Nations and its host, the Aga Khan Development, the Forum was able to count on the participation many relevant international actors, such as the European Union, the League of Arab States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the African Union, UNESCO, the International Federation of human Rights or the euro-Mediterranean for human Rights. It also count with the financial suport of the European Commission and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
. Programme
. Background document
. General conclusions
. More

 2010 Edition

Lisbon Forum 2010 - "Freedom of expression, conscience and religion"
The Lisbon Forum 2010 took place on 4-5 November at the Ismaili Centre, in Lisbon (Portugal).
. General conclusions
. List of participants
. For more information see the Draft Annoted Programme


Useful links
. Renforcer la réforme démocratique dans les pays du voisinage méridional
. Le Conseil de l’Europe et son voisinage sud
. Fondation Anna Lindh
. Réseau de dévelopment Aga Khan
. Alliance des Civilisations
. Bureau du Haut Commissaire pour les droits de l´homme des Nations Unies
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