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Barcelona Forum 2010

The launch held in Barcelona, gathering some 800 participants at the inauguration session and 600 in the two plenary sessions. Over two days, participants took an active part in four working sessions on topics chosen during preparatory meetings. The following topics were included: Education, Intercultural dialogue and youth, Cultural and artistic collaborations, Peace and coexistence, Cities and diversity, Religion, Spirituality and Values.

In figures:

  • 1.013 Forum participants
  • 43 countries represented
  • Around 50 partners and institutions
  • 50 sessions – over 60 hours debate
  • Around 100 interventions and contributions
  • Around 80 experts, moderators, and rapporteurs
  • 156 good practices and project ideas presented
  • 107 civil society and ALF partner stands
  • Around 80.000 Twitter accounts reached

Marseille Forum 2013

The second Forum ‘Citizens for the Mediterranean’ was held in Marseille, gathering around 1.400 participants who actively brainstormed and exchanged creative ideas and solutions on Euro-Mediterranean matters in 48 sessions that took place during the four-day event. The following topics were included: Youth, Education, Culture, Urban space, Democracy, Civil Society, Development, Gender, Migration, Institutional Cooperation and the Media.

“The Anna Lindh Forum has been a great success at this historic moment for building a union across the Mediterranean. The re-launching of Euro-Med Dialogue must centre on the mobilisation of civil society and the citizens of the Mediterranean,” Martin Schultz, European Parliament President, 2013

In figures:

  • 1.374 Forum participants
  • 46 countries represented
  • 200 partners and institutions
  • 48 sessions - over 140 hours debate
  • 214 interventions and contributions
  • 110 experts, moderators, and rapporteurs
  • 64 good practices and project ideas presented
  • 99 civil society and ALF partner stands
  • 7 artistic events
  • 191.522 twitter accounts reached
  • 3.400 people mobilised at preparation