Strasbourg: World Forum for Democracy 2022 (Part II)

Strasbourg: World Forum for Democracy 2022 (Part II)

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 30, 2022
 

As part of the 10th edition of the World Forum for Democracy: ‘Democracy: A New Hope?’, H.E. Ambassador Lorenzo Vella, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe, had the honour and pleasure of moderating ‘Lab 6 - Social Inclusion’ on Tuesday, 8 November 2022.

 

This session sought to address important issues, such as how all relevant actors, from local governments to the international level, can ensure that all groups and individuals genuinely benefit from equal opportunities. Whether the existing tools and mechanisms are enough to eliminate social exclusion. As well as discussed, the ways and means of creating a system that is flexible enough to adapt to future challenges.

 

In his capacity as Chair of the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre, Ambassador Vella highlighted the important role played by this agency in promoting dialogue, partnership & global solidarity. Furthermore, he underscored the fundamental role that Civil Society Organisations play in helping overcome the barriers for social inclusion, integration and political participation.

 

Other panellists taking part in this session, included: (i) Samuel Obeng, Executive Director at Parliamentary Network Africa (PNAfrica); (ii) Mariella Morbidelli, Citizens Programme, EUactive Citizenship Project, Bagages a Main BAM, CAP - Participate to Understand, Erasmus+; (iii) Marina Vasic, Council of Europe; and (iv) Georges Ohanessian & Louise Kanza, Youth Delegates.

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H.E. Ambassador Lorenzo Vella moderating a session, together with the other panellist, during the World Forum for Democracy 2022

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Youth Delegates taking an active part on the topic of social inclusion

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Participants taking part in ‘Lab 6 – Social Inclusion’ at the World Forum for Democracy 2022

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H.E Ambassador Lorenzo Vella, Permanent Representative of Malta to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg​