The Lisbon Forum is a distinctive platform for dialogue for policy makers and activists on issues related to global interdependence and solidarity. It allows networking, sharing of knowledge and mainstreaming of good practices among actors from different fields and expertise to jointly tackle the global challenges.
 

Themes of the Forum have been closely related to the core mission of the Council of Europe: to promote democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Following developments in the region and a refocusing of the Centre’s mission to contribute to the Council of Europe’s policy towards its neighbouring regions, recent editions of the Forum have sought to address key challenges faced by countries of the Southern Mediterranean and explore possibilities for renewed cooperation with Europe.