2020 BALKANS FORUM AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

REGISTER TODAY FOR THIS UNIQUE FORUM ON ANTI-SEMITISM

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October 28, 2020
16:00 - 19:00 CET
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

The resolution on the adoption of the IHRA Definition on anti-Semitism by the Albanian Parliament could serve as an essential model to be emulated by fellow legislatures in the Balkans"

Gramoz Ruçi, Speaker of Parliament

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF ALBANIA INVITES YOU TO JOIN:

2020 BALKANS FORUM AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

AGENDA

Central European Time (CET)

Wednesday, October 28th

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Robert Singer

Edi Rama

Gramoz Ruçi 

Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania

Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Albania

Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact and Chairman of World ORT

Isaac Herzog

Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel

Natan Sharansky

Human Rights Activist

Taulant Balla

Chairman of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group

Valentina Leskaj

Former Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Elan S. Carr

United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

16:00-17:45   Official Opening Plenary of the Forum

18:05-18:25   Panel: The Global Fight Against Anti-Semitism

                       

18:25-18:45   Panel 2: Perspectives on Implementing the IHRA Definition 

18:50-18:55   Closing Remarks

19:00             End of Forum

Lord John Mann

United Kingdom's Adviser on Anti-Semitism

Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles 

United Kingdom's Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues

Vjosa Osmani

Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo

Talat Xhaferi

Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia

The Opening Plenary session for the Forum will include high-level speakers from the region as well distinguished guests from the United States, Germany, Italy, United Nations and Israel. 

Blerina Gjylameti

Chair of the Albania-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group

The Parliament of the Republic of Albania, in partnership with the Combat anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, has made the historic decision to host the first-ever "2020 Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism" to fight prejudice and bigotry. Tune in on October 28th, 2020 at 16:00 CET / 11:00 AM EST.

The aim of the conference will be to create a united front among the Balkans to work together in order to eradicate the scourge of anti-Semitism from our discourse and to create better, more tolerant societies for future generations.

Omer Yankelevich

Minister of Diaspora Affairs of the State of Israel

CO-SPONSORS

Aaron Frenkel

Chairman of the Board of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress

Miguel Ángel Moratinos

High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Yariv Levin

Speaker of the Knesset of the State of Israel

Katharina von-Schnurbein

European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life

Michaela Kuchler

Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Aleksa Bečić 

Speaker of Parliament of the Republic of Montenegro

Andrew Baker

Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism (AJC)

Geront Koreta

President of the Jewish Community of Albania

17:45-18:05   One on One Conversations

                       

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State of the United States

David Maria Sassoli

President of the European Parliament