Ismaili Centre, Lisbon to host the Lisbon Forum 2015 on December 3-4

Building on the expertise and core mission of the North‐South Centre to promote dialogue between North and South, foster solidarity and promote global interdependence the 2015 Lisbon Forum will take place 3‐4 December 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal under the theme “How to combat radicalisation and terrorism: prevention tools and shared knowledge in the Mediterranean and European space.”

Since 2009, the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon – a global centre of confluence for the Ismaili, has been hosting the Lisbon Forum. The Forum has been orgaized by the AKDN  in partnership Anna Lindh Foundation and Council for Europe. United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, International IDEA and various other international organization, have also partnered in the past.

Lisbon Forum 2015 - IC Lisboa - AKDN

An annual event since it was established in 1994 by the North‐South Centre of the Council of Europe, the Lisbon Forum has been a distinctive platform bringing together high‐level participants from Europe, neighbouring regions and other continents to share experience, good practice and expertise. 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.

Discover, Explore & Learn more via Council of Europe | Lisbon Forum


Program snippet

Thursday 3th December 2015

8h30 Registration of participants

9h30-10h20 Official Opening:

  • High level representative of the host country
  • Nazim Ahmad, Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)
  • Jorge Sampaio, Former President of Portugal, Former President of the Lisbon Forum
  • Ms Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe H.E.
  • André Azoulay, North-South Prize Laureate 2014, President of LF2015

10h20-10h40 Key note speech: Dr Alaa Murabit Founder & President, The Voice of Libyan Women, Libya

For the complete program visit Council of Europe | Lisbon Forum | LF2015 – Draft Programme


Images from Lisbon Forums of the past

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