The event, according to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), will bring together around 20 people, including journalists, representatives of civil society and experts on issues related to media, migration and perceptions to discuss if and how perceptions towards Arab and Muslim populations in Europe have changed following the Arab Spring and as a consequence of the economic crisis. The meeting will be followed by a seminar in Barcelona in early 2013. The aim of that meeting will be to issue specific recommendations to be presented to a civil society and institutional audience during the second Anna Lindh Forum that in Marseille in April 2013.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (7 million euros) and the EU member states (6 million euros). (ANSAmed)