(May 15th to 17th 2019)


Public Plenary

(Interpretation in Spanish, English, French)

10h00-17h00 Registration and provision of credentials and documentation (Palacio de Congresos) (List of participants)
17h00 Opening Ceremony and Welcome:

  • Introduction by Mr Jacques Moreillon (SP), Chairman
  • Opening of the Forum by Mrs. Isabel Ambrosio (SP), Mayor of Cordoba
  • Purificación Joyera, Delegate of Turismo, Regeneración, Justicia y Administración Local. Government of Andalusia
  • Francisco Juan Martín, Deputy for Comunicación y Nuevas Tecnologías. Diputación of Cordoba
  • Welcome by Javier Martín (SP), President of Paradigma Cordoba Foundation
17h30 “The Convivence Triangle: Córdoba, Alliance, Forum”. (SP) Miguel Ángel Moratinos, UN High-Representative United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
17h40 “In the Name of the Partners”. (ENG) H.E. Faisal Bin Muaammar (KAICIID)
17h50 Introduction to the Cordoba Forum”. (Original, SP, FR, ENG)  Jacques Moreillon, Chairman
18h00 16th May: the UN International Day of Living Together in Peace”. (FR) Nadia Mimouni (AISA International)
18h10  “Convivence under al-Andalus: Myth or reality?.” (SP) Jesús Sánchez Adalid, writer
18h20 Youth Video and (see video) and Buzz Time
18h25 Imad Karam (Initiatives of Change International) presenting a contribution to convivence. (ENG)

Fahad Al-Sultan (Salam for Cultural Communication) presenting a youth contribution to convivence. (ENG)

Juan Reig Serrano (World Organisation of the Scout Movement) presenting a youth contribution to convivence. (SP)

19h05 Closing words by Chairman
Reception offered by the Municipality of Cordoba

DAY 2 – CONTRIBUTIONS about Convivence

In plenary (3 languages)

09h00 Panel discussion with Mrs. Ghislaine Alajouanine (FR), on A plea for convivence”.

Poem in German ; Poem in Arabic ; Poem in Spanish ; Poem in HebrewPoem in English

Moderator: Dr. Imad Karam. (THREE LANGUAGES)

Participants: Sheikh Khaled Bentounès (FR), Mrs. Stéphanie Lecesne (FR), Mrs. Amal Almoallimi (ENG), Mr. Raphael Dadé (FR), and Mrs. Mª Amor Martín (SP)

10h20 Objectives of the Cordoba Forum and organisation of Working Groups debates by Jacques Moreillon, Chairman
10h30 Pause
11h00 Meeting of Working Groups. The 3 Working Groups have the same agenda:

  1. To identify the obstacles and analyse the conflicts facing the promotion of convivence; to describe the different means used to overcome those obstacles; to share experiences and thus be inspired by the success of others; to coordinate efforts to make a concrete contribution to a world in which convivence is universal.
  2. To identify concrete ways of implementing the objectives of the “International Day of Living Together in Peace”.

Working Groups:

Working Group 1: (English/ Spanish)

  • Moderators: Nicolas Borsinger (Fondation Nicolas Puech) and Imad Karam (Initiatives of Change)
  • Rapporteurs: 2 youth

Working Group 2: (Spanish/French)

  • Moderators : Patrice Brodeur (KAICIID) and María Jesús Viguera (Fundación Paradigma Córdoba)
  • Rapporteurs: 2 youth

Working Group 3: (French /English)

  • Moderators: Nadia Mimouni (AISA International) and Olivier Vodoz (Fondation Ousseimi)
  • Rapporteurs: 2 youth


Working groups will meet from 11h00 to 13h00, have luncheon and pause up to 14h30, and continue from 14h30 to 17h00.

17h15 Plenary: Reflexion on the day. Presided by Jacques Moreillon, Chairman
17h45 End of the session
19h15 Sound and light in the Cathedral-Mosque
21h30 Standing reception offered by the Diputación of Cordoba

DAY 3      

09h00 Reports (15 minutes each) of the Working Groups by Youth Participants

(Group 1 ENG) (Group 2 SP/FR) (Group 3 ENG)

09h45 Dialogue on the reports
11h00 Coffee Break
11h30 Next Cordoba Forum: 2019 feedback for next edition

Questionnaire and debate (analysis of the questionnaire by KAICIID ENG)

12h00 Presentation of the Cordoba Forum Convivence Awards 
12h20 Conclusions by Chairman
12h45 Convivence Luncheon