The 2020 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe (Assembly of the Portuguese Republic, December 9th, 12 pm) will be awarded to the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP) and to the Mediterranean Expert Network on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC).
The Prize will be presented by the President of the Republic of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The President of the Assembly Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge as well as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre Ambassador Manuel Montobbio will also take part in the ceremony.
The 27th edition of the Lisbon Forum (Luso American Development Foundation, 9-10 December) will focus on the urgent necessity to promote intercultural dialogue in the era of info-demic, to counter misinformation and hate speech. The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal Augusto Santos Silva will be at the opening session together with Bjørn Berge and the Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre Ambassador Manuel Montobbio.