2011 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

Media, Beliefs and Religions - The role of the media in fostering intercultural dialogue, tolerance and mutual understanding: freedom of expression of the media and respect towards cultural and religious diversity

Draft programme as of 21 November 2011

Draft programme
Abbaye de Neumünster
Luxembourg
28-29 November 2011

 

Rencontre 2011
du Conseil de l’Europe
sur la dimension religieuse
du dialogue interculturel

Media, Convictions et Religions - Le rôle des médias dans la promotion du dialogue interculturel, de la tolérance et de la compréhension mutuelle : la liberté d’expression des médias et le respect de la diversité culturelle et religieuse

MEDIA, BELIEFS AND RELIGIONS

“The role of the media in fostering intercultural dialogue, tolerance and
mutual understanding: freedom of expression of the media
and respect towards cultural and religious diversity”

ABBAYE DE NEUMÜNSTER – LUXEMBOURG

Sunday 27 November

      Arrival of participants

Monday 28 November

8.45 am – 9.45 am Welcome and registration of participants

10.00 am – 10.30 am Opening of the 2011 Exchange

      Opening speeches:

        Mr Thorbjørn JAGLAND
        Secretary General of the Council of Europe

        Mr Jean ASSELBORN
        Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg

        Mr Keith WHITMORE
        President, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

      Welcome by the Co-chairs of the Exchange 2011:

        Ambassador Arif MAMMADOV
        Chair of the Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C), Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

        Ambassador Andrey TEHOV
        Chair of the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H), Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

10.30 am – 11.00 am Introductory statements

        Ms Anne BRASSEUR, Rapporteur of the Committee on Culture and Education of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

        Mr Piotr ŚWITALSKI, Ambassador, Director of Policy Planning, Council of Europe

        Ms Frédérique AST, Legal Directorate, Fight against Discrimination and Equality mission, Défenseur des droits, France

        Discussion

11.00 am – 11.30 am Coffee-break (Press conference)

11.30 am – 1.00 pm Introductory presentations

        Mr Mark THOMPSON
        Open Society Institute Media Program, United Kingdom, Media and Information Society Division

        Mr Ren REYNOLDS, Virtual Policy Network, United Kingdom

        Mr Abdel Hamid BEYUKI, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Spain

        Discussion

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm Lunch hosted by:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm Presentation of the 3 sub-themes

        Moderated by Ms Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI, Director General of Programmes, Council of Europe

        Sub-theme I: Expression in the media of society’s religious and non-religious convictions – The respective roles of the traditional media and the new media - Ms Myria GEORGIOU

        Sub-theme II: Place, image and discourse of women with religious and non-religious convictions in the media - Ms Dounia BOUZAR

        Sub-theme III: Building bridges based on common values – The role of education to the media and to religions and non-religious convictions, respective contributions - Mr Jean De BRUEKER

3.30 pm – 6.00 pm Discussion groups

      Group A with interpretation (French-English) – Room José Ensch

        Sub-theme I: Expression in the media of society’s religious and non-religious convictions – The respective roles of the traditional media and the new media.

        Moderator I: Ambassador Thomas HAJNOCZI

        Resource Person I: Ms Myria GEORGIOU

        Rapporteur I: Ms Ioana AVADANI

      Group B (English speaking) – Room Edmond Dune

        Sub-theme II: Place, image and discourse of women with religious and non-religious convictions in the media.

        Moderator II: Ambassador Urszula GACEK

        Resource Person II: Ms Dounia BOUZAR

        Rapporteur II : Mr James BARNETT

      Group C (French-speaking) – Room “restaurant 3”

        Sub-theme III: Building bridges based on common values – The role of education to the media and to religions and non-religious convictions, respective contributions.

        Moderator III: Mr Guido BELLATTI CECCOLI

        Resource Person III: Mr Jean De BRUEKER

        Rapporteur III: Rabbi Mendel SAMAMA

Tuesday 29 November

9.00 am – 11.00 am Discussion Groups

      Group A with interpretation (French-English) – Room José Ensch

        Sub-theme III: Building bridges based on common values – The role of education to the media and to religions and non-religious convictions, respective contributions.

        Moderator III: Mr Guido BELLATTI CECCOLI

        Resource Person III: Mr Jean De BRUEKER

        Rapporteur III: Rabbi Mendel SAMAMA

      Group B (English-speaking) – Room Edmond Dune

        Sub-theme I: Expression in the media of society’s religious and non-religious convictions – The respective roles of the traditional media and the new media.

        Moderator I: Ambassador Thomas HAJNOCZI

        Resource Person I: Mr Ren REYNOLDS

        Rapporteur I: Ms Ioana AVADANI

      Group C (French-speaking) – Room “restaurant 3”

        Sub-theme II: Place, image and discourse of women with religious and non-religious convictions in the media.

        Moderator II: Ambassador Urszula GACEK

        Resource Person II: Ms Dounia BOUZAR

        Rapporteur II : Mr James BARNETT

11.00 am – 11.30 am Coffee-break

11.30 am – 1.00 pm Group A with interpretation (French-English) – Room José Ensch

        Sub-theme II: Place, image and discourse of women with religious and non-religious convictions in the media.

        Moderator II: Ambassador Urszula GACEK

        Resource Person II: Ms Dounia BOUZAR

        Rapporteur II : Mr James BARNETT

      Group B (English-speaking) – Room Edmond Dune

        Sub-theme III: Building bridges based on common values – The role of education to the media and to religions and non-religious convictions, respective contributions.

        Moderator III: Mr Guido BELLATTI CECCOLI

        Resource Person III: Mr Jean De BRUEKER

        Rapporteur III: Rabbi Mendel SAMAMA

Group C (French-speaking) – Room “restaurant 3”

        Sub-theme I: Expression in the media of society’s religious and non-religious convictions – The respective roles of the traditional media and the new media.

        Moderator I: Mr Markus KLINGER

        Resource Person I: Mr Ren REYNOLDS

        Rapporteur I: Ms Ioana AVADANI

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch hosted by:

        Ambassador Arif MAMMADOV

        Ambassador Andrey TEHOV

2.15 pm – 3.15 pm Close of exchange

      Contribution by Mr Ghaleb BENCHEIKH, Essayist, moderator of the television programme “Islam” of the French TV channel France 2, Chairman of Religions for Peace, France

Concluding Remarks
Debate moderated by Ms Sue CARO, General Rapporteur, with the Rapporteurs of the 3 sub-themes

Closing Remarks

        Ambassador Arif MAMMADOV

        Ambassador Andrey TEHOV

3.30 pm Departure of participants