Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures at the ANNA LINDH FORUM 2010 in Barcelona

 Anna lindh forum; when miracle come true.

From the 4th to the 7th of March 2010  had attended the Anna Lindh Forum 2010.The Anna Lindh Forum 2010 is a major civil society gathering for the promotion of intercultural action across the Mediterranean region organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation in partnership with the European Institute of the Mediterranean, Head of the ALF Spanish Network.Taking place in Barcelona, the Forum aims at giving new momentum to the cooperation among civil society organizations committed to intercultural dialogue in the Union for the Mediterranean region and to enrich the activities of the forty-three National Networks of the Anna Lindh Foundation.

Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures presented in the Forum with an information booth. This was a significant opportunity for Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures to share with the other civil society organizations, working in the Mediterranean region, our methodology and best practices. Zakaria el hamel chairmen of Youth for Peace and Dialogue between cultures and Ambassador for Peace had a great opportunity to meet young people from different cultures because for him,languages,cultures,ethnicities exist so that we can come together to learn from not to fight each others because according to Islam Allah said in the holy Quran:
O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.
Qur’an [49:13] 

The gathering of around 700 representatives of civil society organisations as well as high-profile speakers from the political, cultural and economic field from the entire Union for the Mediterranean region had also serve as inspiration for the development of regional cooperation and as a tool to influence policy-making in the field of intercultural dialogue.

The programme of the Forum is built on two key pillars: the ‘Agora’, which is dedicated to plenary debate and workshops with experts, and the ‘Medina’, which brings together members of the Anna Lindh Networks and regional partners to share ideas and build new partnerships and initiatives.

The Forum is supported by the European Commission, the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council and the Diputació de Barcelona. The Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs will collaborate and be actively involved in the Forum’s activities.

Speaking at the closing of the Forum, André Azoulay, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation said:

“There can now be no limit to our ambition for bringing people together for dialogue. In terms of the level of collective participation, as well as the quality of the debates and proposed action, the Anna Lindh Forum has been a success beyond our expectations and represents an inspiration to all of us working for a common Mediterranean future.”

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