September 12, 2012

We, the activists from 20 countries in Europe and the Arab world,
participating in the International Forum convened in Luxembourg from
10 to 12 September 2012, to promote dialogue between pro-active
citizen movements north and south of the Mediterranean declare as
Despite coming from different backgrounds, cultures and societies, we
have discovered through dialogue and shared experience that what
unites us is more important than what divides us in our struggle to
create the conditions in which all human beings can live in dignity,
freedom and peace.
After wide-ranging discussions, we have reached certain conclusions
about the common actions necessary to invent a society, which respects
our fundamental rights and legitimate desires.
We, therefore, condemn neo-liberal policies, such as privatization or
confiscation of public resources, military occupation or dispossession of
land, and all regimes that repress the people’s will, which violate the
basic rights of citizens, including access to natural resources and public
services, thus making the basic conditions for true democracy
We support all actions in favor of the fundamental right of free
movement of persons and policies respecting individual freedom, dignity
and equality. We support all those engaged in the struggle for selfdetermination,
freedom and social justice.
We have, therefore, committed ourselves to creating a transnational
network of citizen movements as a means of building bridges between
cultures, promoting non-violent participatory action and all other
initiatives protecting the common good (Commons), and the sharing of
experiences and information, to strengthen solidarity between peoples
and enhance all citizens’ ability to control decisions concerning their
vital interests.
In order to further theses aims, we commit to meeting again at related
events, preferring the option of meeting on an ad hoc basis in a place
south of the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, we will continue to
communicate with each other online, to share best practices and
information. We invite all like-minded individuals and organizations to
associate themselves with our action.
We thank the organizing institution CCRN supported by the Anna Lindh
Appendix: We support the Euro-Mediterranean meeting on Debt, Rights
and Democracy which will take place in Madrid 1 to 4 November 2012.
An initiative of the Cultural Centre Abbey of Neumünster (CCRN)
& the Anna Lindh Foundation

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