More than five hundred European local and regional authorities are currently involved in cooperation programmes with Palestinian communities. This commitment reflects the values of peace, justice and fairness defended by the European Union and European local authorities as well as the growing support among the European public opinion for a fair and sustainable peace in the Middle East.
Against the background of the deteriorating conditions experienced by local populations, it appears essential to analyse, reinforce and share European experiences of decentralised cooperation initiatives with Palestinian local authorities. The main question European and Palestinian local authorities should now answer is the following: which added value cooperation initiatives carried out within a pan-European approach can concretely bring both to Palestinian local communities and peace in the region?
Following these considerations, Cités Unies France, the Network of Decentralized Cooperation Initiatives for Palestine, and the Network of European Local Authorities for Peace in the Middle East organise on the 28th and 29th of November 2013
, in Dunkirk, a forum open to all European local and regional authorities, their network, as well as to European and international institutions. Dedicated to decentralised Euro-Palestinian cooperation, it will take place during one day and a half.
Check the programme and register for the Forum Dunkirk +10 on the website www.dunkerqueplus10.org