Under the auspices of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Spain and Italy have joined together to hold an international seminar on “Religious Freedom: Human Rights, Social Inclusion and Political Participation – The Case of Christian Communities,” June 13-14, 2011, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Among other objectives, the conference will analyze the current situation of religious minorities, good policies and practices to avoid discrimination, and identify projects, actions, and policy recommendations in this field.
This seminar follows several related activities of the Spanish and Italian governments over the last few years as also that of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in cooperation with other intergovernmental actors and civil society. For more details on the conference, please see the attached draft programme [PDF]
To read the text of the High Rep’s speech please attached [PDF]