The East – West Dialogue, organized by the FORUM BARCELONA 2004, under the auspices of UNESCO, along with CASA ASIA ( The Asia House) will take place in Barcelona from July 1st to 3rd 2004 in the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona ( CCIB).
The East – West Dialogue, prompted by the United Nations resolution to promote dialogue between civilizations, is intended to foster discussion and analysis of the role of interchange between the civilizations of the East and the West. The main aim is to promote sustainable development, international relations and peace, and also to involve political leaders, academics, intellectuals, artists, NGOs and governments in pursuing this dialogue.
The East – West Dialogue is intended to be a platform for efforts to prevent political, economic and social conflict at international, national and local level, reducing prejudice and distrust, and encouraging mutual understanding, tolerance and dialogue through an active interchange of ideas, visions and common aspirations.
The short-term goal of the East – West Dialogue is to launch a constructive and critical debate on the issues that divide and unite East and West, with the active participation of civil society.
The conclusions of the Dialogue will be published in a document containing the contributions of the roundtable participants and some final conclusions in the form of a declaration.
The medium-term goal of the East – West Dialogue is to become a permanent Forum for East – West dialogue based in Barcelona. The East – West Forum aims to establish itself as an annual gathering at which world leaders from all spheres –political, economic, and social and academic– and representatives of non-governmental organizations freely and independently exchange ideas and views on the importance of the relationship between East and West.
Gaëlle Patin Laloy
East West Dialogue
Casa Asia / Forum Barcelona 2004
Phone: +34 93 368 03 45
Fax: +34 93 368 03 40
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