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Connecting Civil Society: The Barcelona Report



Pages / Weight:
147 pages / 264 g

“The Barcelona Report” is the result of an informal consultation of civil society on Asia-Europe relations at the conference Connecting Civil Society, held in Barcelona from 14th to 16th June 2004.

Featuring an introductory message from Mr. Salarich, General Director of Foreign Policy for Asia and the Pacific (Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs); and keynote speeches from Mr. Pitsuwan, former Foreign Minister of Thailand and Mr. Dirske, Director General, Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations; The Barcelona Report comprises of a set of concrete recommendations, which were formulated by more than 180 representatives of leading civil society organisations from Asia and Europe through 3-days of intense debates and intellectual brainstorming. The issues of mutual concern include human rights and governance, environment and urbanisation, labour and social issues, regionalisation and security issues, trade and development co-operation, migration, education, as well as inter-cultural and interfaith dialogue.

The Barcelona Report was sent to all ASEM heads of states and governments prior to the 5th ASEM Summit in Hanoi in October 2004.

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