Live blog of the Opening Session

March 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Here is the transcript of the live blog for tonights ceremony. A new one will be started in the morning.

  • 11:41 AM: Stephen Spillane good evening from the plenary hall in the CCIB in Barcelona at #forum2010
  • 11:41 AM: alvaromillan Ya en el Forum, todo listo para empezar el #forum2010 de la Fundación Anna Lindh aquí en Barcelona http://twitpic.com/16kbrh
  • 11:41 AM: adshill RT @annalindh: If you are at ALF Forum and you are interested in live bloging from here, please come at 19.00 to the press room (room 118) #forum2010
  • 11:41 AM: alvaromillan
  • 11:41 AM: AnnaLindh If you are at ALF Forum and you are interested in live bloging from here, please come at 19.00 to the press room (room 118) #forum2010
  • 11:47 AM: etharkamal Almost time for the inauguration… Butterflies #forum2010
  • 11:50 AM: Stephen Spillane live blog for #forum2010 availible here is.gd Its unofficial! taking in all the tweets! feel free to comment on it @AnnaLindh
  • 11:53 AM: creainnova GBM prepara EXA Forum2010: url4.eu
  • 11:58 AM: Stephen Spillane sitting waiting to hear from lots of important people like the EC Commissioner Fule #forum2010
  • 12:00 PM: Stephen Spillane I dont think my battery will last the full ceremony. But I will leave it running, so do comment and tweet. I will try and set one up for each day!!
  • 12:28 PM: midhal at #forum2010 waiting for the official start
  • 12:28 PM: Stephen Spillane ok, the important people are here, still waiting for the start….
  • 12:29 PM: Stephen Spillane Lots of photos of Stefan Fule, the European Commissioner responsible for enlargement
  • 12:31 PM: Stephen Spillane wahey!! we are off! 🙂
  • 12:31 PM: Stephen Spillane Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs starts us off
  • 12:31 PM: Stephen Spillane lots of thanks
  • 12:32 PM: midhal official opening of ALF #forum2010
  • 12:39 PM: alvaromillan Habla Miguel Ángel Moratinos en la inauguración del Anna Lindh #forum2010 , cn Sampaio, Stefan Füle o Montilla twitpic.com
  • 12:39 PM: alvaromillan
  • 12:40 PM: midhal about 1000 participants at ALF forum. Working towards peace, cooperation – president of ALF #forum2010
  • 12:43 PM: AnnaLindh Inauguration of ALF Forum: It is up to us to build a new future in the Mediterranen, Morantinos #forum2010
  • 12:44 PM: AnnaLindh It needs to be a collective action, that’s why I’m so happy to see all this people in this room, Morantinos #forum2010
  • 12:46 PM: AnnaLindh Azoulay: you got here something that didn’t happened before, the civil society of 43 countries all together #forum2010
  • 12:46 PM: midhal about 1000 participants at ALF forum. Working towards peace, cooperation – Spanish foreign affairs minister #forum2010
  • 12:46 PM: adshill #forum2010 has begun! Andre Azoulay has just begun opening the event. 900 representatives from 39 countries! twitpic.com
  • 12:46 PM: adshill
  • 12:46 PM: AnnaLindh Azoulay started his intervention #forum2010
  • 12:47 PM: Stephen Spillane battery dying… soo long
  • 12:48 PM: AnnaLindh So tomorrow, you will see from the two shore on the Mediterranean, something that was unbelivable before, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 12:49 PM: AnnaLindh This evening, we tell you, the moment of the clash of civilization in over, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 12:51 PM: AnnaLindh This evening, here in this room, we tell you: the moment of the theory of the clash of civilization is over, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 12:51 PM: midhal human reality of the union tomorrow… President ALF #forum2010
  • 12:52 PM: carmelva key speakers’ at #forum2010 msg: peace is not eutopia, it’s easy, it’s a decision away -political will & collective action.
  • 12:53 PM: AnnaLindh Minister, President, please remember that this 1000 people are here to tell you that this dream is now possible, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 12:55 PM: AnnaLindh It is a Forum of responible committment, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 1:01 PM: AnnaLindh The civil society here, gives this big responsibility to you, President, the UfM is not a luxury, Azoulay #forum2010
  • 1:02 PM: AnnaLindh Amb Florensa, General Director of IEMed, at #forum2010
  • 1:05 PM: AnnaLindh Senen Florensa, General Director of IEMED, Head of the ALF Spanish Network now speaking at #forum201
  • 1:08 PM: midhal EC commissioner Fule takes the floor #forum2010 — social cultural and human dimension of the euro med union
  • 1:09 PM: AnnaLindh The Mediterranean is the space of cultures connected by a common destiny, Commissioner Füle at #forum2010
  • 1:10 PM: midhal Inter Cultural dialogue must promote cultural diversity as an opportunity Fule #forum2010
  • 1:13 PM: adshill Dialogue and political will is necessary for resolving conflict in the region #forum2010
  • 1:13 PM: AnnaLindh The National Networks kept the ALF staedy where everybody was asking were EuroMed was going, Commisioner Füle at #forum2010
  • 1:13 PM: carmelva the eu rep targets tension & ignorance between europe & muslim world. At least israel isn’t the only problem here #forum2010
  • 1:14 PM: AnnaLindh Salwa Siniora, Head of the ALF Lebanese Network, now speaking at #forum2010
  • 1:17 PM: AnnaLindh The objective is reshaping the present to a more embracing future, Siniora at #forum2010
  • 1:19 PM: AnnaLindh We are here renewing our commitment to live together in diversity, both equal in dignity, Siniora at #forum2010
  • 1:20 PM: AnnaLindh Ethar El Katatney, winner of the Journalist Award, now speaking at #forum2010
  • 1:21 PM: AnnaLindh We are here renewing our commitment to live, together in diversity, and equal in dignity, Siniora at #forum2010
  • 1:23 PM: midhal despite all our difference – we are so similar- questions the concept us and them – our humanity unites us #forum2010 Ethar
  • 1:23 PM: AnnaLindh The incresed communication of the new media didn’t increase our tolerance to each other, Ethar at #forum2010
  • 1:24 PM: AnnaLindh Together we are stronger that we could ever be apart, Ethar at #forum2010
  • 1:24 PM: midhal we are so connected – but we still need dialogue and d to talk and listen to each other -Ether – #forum2010
  • 1:25 PM: AnnaLindh Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, now speaking at the opening of #forum2010
  • 1:25 PM: carmelva ethar el katatney, saudi arabian winner of journalism award -impressing. Vailed ,speaks of common humanity & beuty of diverse #forum2010
  • 1:26 PM: AnnaLindh RT @carmelva: ethar el katatney, saudi arabian winner of journalism award -impressing. Vailed ,speaks of common humanity & beuty of div …
  • 1:29 PM: adshill “Our diversity gives birth to amazing things, we need to look listen and talk to eachother. Like this we can change the world” #forum2010
  • 1:31 PM: carmelva rt @annalindh: the increased communition of the new media didn’t increase our tolerance towards each other -ethar el katatney #forum2010
  • 1:33 PM: AnnaLindh We need your cooperation, we need your inputs, and we need your firendship, Sampaio at #forum2010
  • 1:34 PM: AnnaLindh Jordi Hereu, Mayor of Barcelona, now speaking at #forum2010
  • 1:36 PM: AnnaLindh This is wonderful afternoon for the city of Barcelona, you can count on the support of the cities of the Mediterranean, Hereu at #forum2010
  • 1:37 PM: midhal Mayor of Barcelona – welcomes px’s to the city #forum2010
  • 1:38 PM: AnnaLindh The world has come to build Barcelona, and it knows what dialogue is, and what it happens when there is no dialogue, Hereu at #forum2010
  • 1:38 PM: midhal diversity is and excellent opportunity #forum2010
  • 1:38 PM: carmelva barcelona’s mayor speaks in catalan. This is the first language i must use the simultanious translation . #forum2010
  • 1:39 PM: AnnaLindh Jose Montilla, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, now seaking at #forum2010
  • 1:39 PM: AnnaLindh Jose Montilla, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, now speaking at #forum2010
  • 1:41 PM: AnnaLindh We catalan people are proud that Barcelona is the simbol of the values of the declaration in 1995, Montilla at #forum2010
  • 1:43 PM: AnnaLindh The official inaguration ended, now opening of the intercultural fair in room 113-114 #forum2010
  • 1:44 PM: carmelva the amazing woman i just twitted about is @etharkamal. Thanks @lisang #forum2010
  • 2:26 PM: adshill @carmelva Hey!! Hopefully see you in person soon, but the hashtag is actually #forum2010 as its been promoted like this for a while! 🙂
  • 2:28 PM: Stephen Spillane the tweeting seems to have come to a close, so I will close this for the night. I will start a new one in time for plenary one in the morning. In the mean time check out annalindh.wordpress.com for more details.
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